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Catholic bishops oppose EU report’s stance on abortion | SW NEWS | 281 The Catholic bishops of the European Union have expressed their discontent with the mention of abortion as a human right in a …More
Catholic bishops oppose EU report’s stance on abortion | SW NEWS | 281
The Catholic bishops of the European Union have expressed their discontent with the mention of abortion as a human right in a proposed EU report. Although the prelates welcomed the report’s suggestion to expand healthcare to all women, they have voiced concern over its claim that a total ban on abortion care or denial of abortion care equates to gender-based violence. US bishops approve the drafting of teaching document on Eucharist The Catholic Bishops of the United States have voted to draft a teaching document on the meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the Church. The vote took place when the prelates met virtually for their spring general assembly from June 16 to 18. Church recognizes heroic virtues of European Parliament’s first president Robert Schuman The Church has recognized the heroic virtues of a Catholic statesman who is considered to be one of the founding fathers of European unity. French politician Robert Schuman will now be called Venerable as the Holy Father has authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the Decree advancing his cause. Irish bishops welcome new World Day for Grandparents and Elderly In Ireland, the Catholic bishops have hailed the introduction of a new World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly by Pope Francis, which will be celebrated on Sunday, July 25, for the first time. Henceforth, the elderly will be commemorated on the Sunday closest to the Feast of St Joachim and St Anne, the parents of Our Lady. Holy See donates medical equipment to countries reeling from pandemic Once again, the Holy See has reached out to countries reeling from the pandemic. In a charitable gesture, Pope Francis has donated ventilators and medical equipment to nine nations where the virus continues to wreak havoc. Irish missionary receives South Korea’s Immigrant of the Year award An Irish missionary has been named Immigrant of the Year, a top recognition for those who engage in social work. This year, Fr. Donal O'Keeffe has been selected for the award in recognition of his meritorious service to workers in the suburbs of the capital, Seoul, for more than 40 years. Gibraltar to conduct referendum on legalizing abortion In the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar, which borders Spain, a referendum is scheduled to be held on June 24 to determine if abortion is to be legalized. In this British territory over which neighboring Spain stakes a claim, Catholics form more than 70 per cent of the population and abortion is currently illegal except if the health of the mother is in grave danger. Cardinal Bo urges Myanmar believers to hold on to faith amid conflict, oppression As the military crackdown on resistance movements in Myanmar intensifies, Yangon Archbishop Cardinal Charles Maung Bo has urged citizens to be hopeful and not to fall into hatred.
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