In response to an ongoing effort in the U.K. to allow abortions to take place up to birth, a massive group of doctors and medical students signed a letter denouncing the controversial campaign. Over 1,400 medical associates addressed the British Medical Association, saying that a change in policy won’t reflect the opinions of all the
After facing backlash for his Christian faith, the head of the UK’s Liberal Democratic Party announced his resignation on Wednesday, claiming that leading the party was becoming incompatible with living his faith. “To be a political leader – especially of a progressive, liberal party in 2017 – and to live as a committed Christian, to
After what has been deemed a terrorist attack killed 22 people – mostly youth – at a theater in Manchester Monday night, local Bishop John Arnold condemned the act, saying there is no justification for such violence. “The citizens of Manchester and members of the Catholic community are united in condemning the attack on the
The foster parents believe that children need a mother and a father A British couple have been barred from adopting their foster children because of their “concerning” views about same-sex parenting. The couple decided to try to adopt their two foster children themselves after finding out that a gay couple were prospective parents. The unnamed
Fr John Thompson once drove an ambulance from Liverpool to Ethiopia, stopping in Rome for the Pope to bless it A well-loved Liverpool priest has passed away at the age of 81. Fr John Benedict Thompson was parish priest at St Francis de Sales, Walton, for 32 years. He will be remembered locally for his
Italian prince Filippo Corisini died when his bicycle collided with a lorry in central London An Italian aristocrat and descendant of a pope died after he crashed into a lorry while riding his bicycle in central London. The family of 21-year-old Filippo Corisini confirmed his death after Monday’s accident. The accident took place near a
Pilgrimages are rising in popularity once more; here are some that deserve more attention During this year many readers will have visited some of the well-known sites of pilgrimage throughout the world. It is wonderful that we have such places which help us express our faith and share our experiences with others on our journey.
The Church of England leader has been invited to speak at a service in Westminster Cathedral In an email to priests, the Diocese of Westminster has said Archbishop Justin Welby will preach at the close of Year of Mercy. The end of the Jubilee of Mercy will be marked by the closing of the Holy
Britain’s Syro-Malabar Catholics, soon to grace the city of Preston with a long-deserved cathedral, seem to be having something of a breakout moment. In June, the ordination of a deacon in Southwark diocese attracted headlines in Catholic publications across the world: Joice James Pallickamyalil is the ancient Kerala-rooted Church’s very first married deacon. (He is
A human rights activist who was jailed for over a year in Myanmar has been ordained as a Catholic priest. Fr James Mawsdley was freed in 2000 after 415 days spent in solitary confinement. Fr Mawdsley was sentenced to serve 17 years in Insein jail for protesting against the Burmese government’s slaughter of ethnic minorities.