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  • Judge upholds same-sex marriage ban in Northern Ireland

    Judge upholds same-sex marriage ban in Northern Ireland

    Saying his decision is “not based on social policy but on the law,” a High Court judge in Belfast has refused to overturn a law in Northern Ireland defining marriage as being exclusively between a man and a woman. Northern Ireland is the only place in Great Britain and Ireland which has not legalized same-sex marriage.

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  • Judge okays moving Charlie Gard to hospice, where death is ‘inevitable’

    A High Court judge in the U.K. has approved a hospice plan for Charlie Gard, the 11-month-old infant whose case has triggered wide debate over euthanasia and the competing rights of parents and the state in making care decisions. A judge said Thursday the child will ‘inevitably’ die after an unspecified period at the hospice.

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  • 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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