Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Must-read pro-life news-stories, Wed 12 June

Top story:

Congratulations to Alan Hopes, Catholic bishop-elect of East Anglia
John Smeaton, SPUC's chief executive, has congratulated Alan Hopes, currently auxiliary bishop of the Catholic archdiocese of Westminster, upon his appointment as bishop-elect of East Anglia. Bishop Hopes has given public witness to the sanctity of human life, of marriage and of the family, in particular supporting vigils outside abortion centres. In a sermon Bishop Hopes gave in Westminster cathedral last November, he prayed "that those who are in power will seek to uphold the dignity of human life until the tragedy of abortion and assisted killing is no more; and to support and strengthen the family and the values of family life." [John Smeaton, 11 January]

Other stories:

  • U.S. Cardinal Raymond L. Burke discusses the relationship between contraception and the culture of abortion. [YouTube, 11 June]
  • 40,000 march against abortion bill in Dublin [, 10 June]
  • Government drags its feet for almost 18 months over investigating doctors in 14 NHS trusts who pre-signed abortion forms [Peter Saunders, 9 June]
  • Brazilian evangelist leads tens of thousands against abortion, gay unions outside National Congress [, 9 June]
  • Irish government acting like totalitarian regime on abortion, say religious orders [Irish Times, 7 June]
Sexual ethics
  • No greater calling in life than rescuing people from the brink of death, says HRH the Duke of Cambridge [Telegraph, 10 June]
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