Author: Anthony Phillips

Document on Euthanasia

SACRED CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH DECLARATION ON EUTHANASIA   INTRODUCTION The rights and values pertaining to the human person occupy an important place among the questions discussed today. In this regard, the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council solemnly reaffirmed the lofty dignity of the human person, and in a special way his or […]

Scottish Assisted Suicide Bill lost by a substantial margin

The Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill has been defeated in a free vote by 82 votes to 36 in the Scottish Parliament. The Bill proposed a system loosely based on that which operates in Oregon (USA) with trained licensed facilitators but with scope for mentally competent adults with a ‘terminal or life-shortening illness’ or a ‘progressive and terminal or life-shortening condition’ who have concluded […]

TRAVEL FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN

On Friday, 22 May 2015  the Hon Mr Justice Wyn Williams, Presiding Judge of the Wales Circuit, issued a judgment in a test case affecting thousands of Swansea school children. It will also have repercussions for the way local authorities throughout the UK arrange school transport to faith schools, particularly when considering austerity-driven service cuts. […]

Teaching Sexuality Following the Mind of the Chur ch a lecture by Louise Kirk – Book now!

a lecture by Louise Kirk on Thursday, 18th June, 2015 at 6.30 pm at Trafalgar Hall, Notre Dame University 1 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HG   Louise Kirk is UK Co-ordinator for the international PSHE programme Alive to the World and author of Sexuality Explained: a Guide for Parents and Children. She serves on the […]

Extract from the Parliamentary record; EDUCATION REGULATIONS AND FAITH SCHOOLS

Extract from the Parliamentary record; EDUCATION REGULATIONS AND FAITH SCHOOLS SIR EDWARD LEIGH (GAINSBOROUGH) (CON): I beg to move, That this House believes that Ofsted should respect the ability of faith schools to teach their core beliefs in the context of respect and toleration for others. Unfortunately, there is no way of knowing the time […]

Pope’s Message for Lent 2015: “Make your hearts firm”

The following is the full text of the Holy Father Francis’ message for Lent 2015, entitled “Make your hearts firm”. The document was signed in the Vatican on 4 October 2014, the festivity of St. Francis of Assisi. “Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each communities and every believer. Above […]

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