Posts Tagged ‘assisted suicide’
The Equality Bill continues to provoke debate. Martin Salter MP has apologised for calling the Pope “a bloke in a dress”. E Jane Dickson says that if she were the Pope, she wouldn’t quote Aristotle. Jonathan Chaplin, Jonathan Oliver and Peter Hitchens defend the Pontiff. And the Christian Science Monitor offers an interesting summary of the debate from across the pond.
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has implied that Anglicans accepting the Pope’s offer will not be “truly converted Roman Catholics”.
Church of Scotland ministers are not happy with Pope Benedict’s address to the Scottish bishops.
Jeff Israely of Time says Pope Benedict XVI will bring a tough message to Britain in September.
Bishop Bernard Fellay, the superior general of the SSPX, has said that reaching agreement with the Holy See is not possible “in human terms”.
German Mariologist Manfred Hauke suggests that the alleged messages of the Virgin Mary at Medjugorje “contain elements that speak clearly against a supernatural origin of the phenomenon”.
The Brazilian landowner accused of ordering the murder of American nun Dorothy Stang is back in jail.
Two American street preachers have been shot and killed by a teenager who apparently opposed their message.
Fr Mauro Gagliardi’s commentary on the Lectionary and Liturgy of the Word in the two forms of the Roman Rite is now available in English.
The official website of the Newman Cause hails the decision of the Bishops of England and Wales to end their ad limina visit with Mass in the church where John Henry Newman was ordained a Catholic priest.
Max Hastings says legalised assisted suicide would be “a path to barbarity“.
On the Commonweal website, Eric Bugyis suggests that calls for “civility” are just a way of closing down debate.
And an atheist preacher has been allowed to stay in office after a court ruled that his views did not differ fundamentally from those of liberal theologians in the Protestant Church of the Netherlands.
The Pope also called on businesses around the world to stem the flow of job losses.
SSPX members have attacked an FSSP church in Mexico.
Meanwhile, Bishop Richard Williamson is continuing to deny the Holocaust.
The reconstruction of Haiti needs to be based on human rights and the principle of subsidiarity, the Holy See’s representative at the UN has said.
The Catholic News Service now has a reporter on the ground in Haiti who will be filing reports all this week.
A Catholic woman is refusing to pay her licence fee over the BBC’s support for abortion.
Almost three quarters of British people support assisted suicide for the terminally ill, according to a BBC poll.
Quality not quantity is the key to Catholic education, Cardinal Seán Brady has told Vatican Radio (audio).
Fr Richard Duffield of the Birmingham Oratory has met Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston to discuss Newman’s Cause.
The Knights of Columbus are delivering 100,000 prayer books to US armed services personnel.
No Hidden Magenta wonders if Peter Singer and the Catholic Church can end global poverty together.
Fr Dwight Longenecker “shoots at his hunting buddies” with a critique of traditionalism.
And Father Z considers whether to buy the National Catholic Reporter.