- Mar 28, 2020
Public Masses will be suspended across Britain in light of the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Marking the 50th anniversary of the legalization of abortion in most of the UK, the bishops of the country said the “challenge that faces our society today is to recover an understanding of the immeasurable good of each unborn child and to value his or her life with even greater respect.” The bishops also spoke against efforts to strip conscience protections from medical and other healthcare personnel when it comes to abortion.
While celebrating the July 29 ordination of Father Peter McClaren, a group of seminarians dressed in their cassocks entered the City Arms Pub, only to be temporarily turned away by staff members who mistook them for a bachelor party. The Rev James beer was renamed the “Thirsty Priests,” with the added slogan “saving souls and satisfying thirsts.” It was added to the pub’s tap this past weekend.
The Archdiocese of Cardiff says a misunderstanding at a pub in Wales has led to a moment of evangelization. A group of seminarians aroused the curiosity of the regular patrons of the local establishment, who had originally thought they were pretending to be priests for fun.
ROME — Two British prelates taking part in the 2015 Synod of Bishops say they want the summit to help bridge the perceived gap between family realities and Church teaching, but without any compromise on the substance of that teaching. “God’s mercy isn’t a putting aside of the demands of