757 babies saved from abortion during '40 Days for Life' prayer campaign | SW NEWS | The pro-life group 40 Days for Life say their annual campaign has saved the lives of 757 unborn babies over the …More
757 babies saved from abortion during '40 Days for Life' prayer campaign | SW NEWS | The pro-life group 40 Days for Life say their annual campaign has saved the lives of 757 unborn babies over the past two months. They also suggest that four abortion workers have quit their jobs during that time. Those figures were released in the video charting the outcomes of their 2020 campaign. It witnessed pro-life activists taking part in peaceful and prayerful vigils outside abortion facilities in 588 towns and cities across the world. Ambassador Brownback: “China must stop its war on faith” The government of China must stop its war on faith. That is the demand being made by the United States Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom. Sam Brownback made his comments on November the 17th to the 2020 Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom conference, an international online gathering drawing together both governmental and non-governmental organizations. The aim of the meeting is to discuss religious liberty worldwide. Ambassador Brownback told those participating that China is possibly the worst state perpetrator of religious persecution in the world today. Toronto Cardinal Thomas Collins denounces euthanasia bill Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto has expressed his concern about proposed euthanasia legislation that will see disabled Canadians with no terminal illness now eligible for a lethal injection. The draft law is known as Bill C-7. It seeks to expand the eligibility criteria for euthanasia in Canada. In a statement issued on November the 19th, Cardinal Collins said he was alarmed at the prospect of disabled people being pressured by family, friends or their own health care professionals to, “ease their burden” and end their lives. Catholic faith must guide all who are engaged in Catholic education, says Cardinal Collins Cardinal Collins has also criticized his local Catholic School Board for attempting to silence a parish delegate who attempted to read the Catechism of the Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality during a recent meeting. In a letter to the Chair of the Toronto Catholic District School Board, Cardinal Collins said that it was, “reprehensible” to prevent any Catholic from reading from the Catechism. He stated that the Catholic faith must guide all who are engaged in Catholic education otherwise, “that education ceases to be Catholic.” Two thirds of Americans say religion important during COVID-19 pandemic Approximately two thirds of Americans say that religion or faith has been important to them during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, the same number say that houses of worship should be treated with at least the same priority for reopening as businesses. That’s just two of the findings from a new survey conducted by the non-profit law firm, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, who are based in Washington DC. Catholic diocese in Tulsa quits ecumenical group for not opposing abortion The Catholic Church in Tulsa has withdrawn from the Oklahoma Council of Churches after they refused to condemn abortion of the unborn. In a public statement, Bishop David Konderla of Tulsa noted that while the local ecumenical group were repeatedly keen to support, “the equality and equity of all God’s children”, he questioned why such statements never apply to the unborn suggesting that their exclusion was, “inconsistent or even politically motivated”.