- Jun 13, 2021
For this year’s Day for Life, the Catholic Church in England and Wales is raising awareness about human trafficking and other forms of modern slavery.
A new pro-life office in the Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh – the first such office in a Scottish diocese – aims to promote a pro-life consensus in the country.
In the wake of Ireland’s May 25 referendum legalizing abortion in the country, the Irish bishops have announced they will establish a new Council for Life next March.
A Scottish parliament human rights committee will hear testimony on assisted suicide, which Catholic officials say could be the beginning of a new campaign to legalize the practice in the country.
The issue of LGBT families has dogged the ninth World Meeting of Families since it was revealed that an image of a gay couple was edited for a preparatory booklet, and Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop David G. O’Connell’s comments on gay families were deleted from a video.
Pope Francis will be visiting the Marian shrine at Knock during his August 25-26 visit to Ireland, but his official itinerary – released on Monday – confirms there will be no excursion to Northern Ireland during the trip.
An annual ‘health surcharge’ applied to immigrants in the United Kingdom is “inflicting unintended harm upon patients, the medical profession and our society as a whole,” according to one Catholic bishop.
The UK Supreme Court threw out a case challenging Northern Ireland’s abortion law on Thursday, saying the commission which brought the case does not have standing to do so. However, the judges also said the current law violates the European Convention on Human Rights.