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  • Is British or American view of Charlie Gard tragedy more Catholic?

    Is British or American view of Charlie Gard tragedy more Catholic?

    A decision on Monday by the parents of Charlie Gard, an 11-month-old infant battling a rare genetic disorder, to drop their legal battle to purse experimental treatment and to “let our son go and be with the angels” leaves no one rejoicing. However, the question will have to be raised: Which is closer to a Catholic ethical standpoint — the American approach or the British?

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  • Pope Francis backs parents in UK’s Charlie Gard drama

    Pope Francis backs parents in UK’s Charlie Gard drama

    From the beginning, the case of 10-month-old Charlie Gard in the UK, whose parents have been denied permission by a court to pursue experimental treatment for mitochondrial disease in the U.S. has stirred wide debate and alarm. Pope Francis waded directly into the discussion on Sunday, expressing hope that the parents’ desires to ‘care for their own child to the end’ will be respected.

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  • UK political leader’s resignation heralds a new age of intolerance

    UK political leader’s resignation heralds a new age of intolerance

    The leader of the UK’s Liberal-Democrat party has stood down citing the impossibility of being a believing Bible Christian in the current political climate. He made the decision after being hounded by the press and other politicians who couldn’t accept his religious views despite the fact that he was not interested in imposing them on anyone. He is the true liberal.

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  • Role of Northern Irish party in UK government causes concern in Ireland

    Role of Northern Irish party in UK government causes concern in Ireland

    People in both Britain and Ireland are concerned about the role the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) will have in the United Kingdom’s new Conservative government. Prime Minister Theresa May will depend on the hard-line Protestant party to support her government, and no one knows what that will mean for the peace process in Northern Ireland.

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  • British election has the makings of a Greek tragedy

    British election has the makings of a Greek tragedy

    Snap elections in the United Kingdom did not go according to plan. Prime Minister Theresa May hoped to secure the largest majority in decades for her Conservative Party, but instead saw a surge by the opposition Labour Party. The result is a weakened prime minister, and uncertainty ahead.

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  • Manchester is greater than the forces which attacked it

    Manchester is greater than the forces which attacked it

    The United Kingdom is on high alert in the wake of the May 22 terrorist attack in Manchester which killed 22 people. Religious leaders have condemned the attack, and stories of heroism – both large and small – are beginning to emerge: The homeless guys who picked out the nails from the girls’ faces, the local residents who opened their doors to stranded teenagers, and the queues that formed at blood banks. These are the images, said Prime Minister Theresa May, “that embody the spirit of Manchester and the spirit of Britain.”

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