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British Medical Association decides not to oppose assisted dying | SW NEWS | 344 In the United Kingdom, the British Medical Association, or BMA, has decided not to oppose assisted dying after a …More
British Medical Association decides not to oppose assisted dying | SW NEWS | 344
In the United Kingdom, the British Medical Association, or BMA, has decided not to oppose assisted dying after a landmark vote on Tuesday, September the 14th. The highly influential doctors’ union that represents 150,000 medics has decided to adopt a neutral stand after 49 per cent of the Association’s representative body voted in favour of it. Forty-eight per cent voted against it and 3 per cent of members abstained from the vote. Pope concludes Slovakia visit with Mass at pilgrim town of Sastin The Holy Father’s four-day apostolic visit to Slovakia came to an end on Wednesday September the 15th, which also happens to be the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, who is the patroness of the central European country. Republican and Democratic senators condemn pro-choice protest outside Justice Kavanaugh residence Senators from both the Republican and Democratic Parties in the US have condemned the protest of abortion rights activists outside the residence of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. As many as 50 pro-choice activists marched to the residence of Kavanaugh on Monday evening to protest against the ruling of the Supreme Court that allows Texas to enforce its law banning abortions after six weeks of gestation. Jailed Hong Kong Catholic activist gets Christifidelis Laici award The National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, which is an annual prayer gathering of laypersons in the US, has honored a jailed Catholic democracy activist of Hong Kong in absentia. During the prayer gathering on Tuesday, September 14 in Washington, D.C., organizers announced that philanthropist and millionaire Jimmy Lai, who is in jail, has been bestowed with the ‘Christifidelis Laici’ award. Christian leaders slam appointment of transgender bishop in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Christian leaders in the US have criticised the installation of the first transgender bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Reverend Megan Rohrer was installed as bishop in San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral on Saturday. Rohrer will be in charge of one of the 65 synods of the church overseeing close to 200 congregations in Northern California and northern Nevada. Italian fidei donum priest appointed as Apostolic Vicar of Istanbul An Italian fidei donum priest serving in Turkey has been appointed the new Apostolic Vicar of Istanbul. Father Massimiliano Palinuro, who is the pastor of Trabzon, will succeed Mexican Bishop Ruben Tierrablanca Gonzalez who died nine months ago from COVID-19. Born in Ariano Irpino in Italy in 1974, Palinuro joined the Naples Archiepiscopal Seminary in 1993 and was ordained on April the 24th in 1999. Swiss Guard likely to have female guards in future It has been suggested that the Swiss Guard, who have been protecting the Vicar of Christ since 1506, might open up to female soldiers in the future. The tiny corps has announced that it is planning to have new barracks within the walls of the Vatican and they can accommodate female soldiers in future. Vietnam prelate urges Catholics to seek Mary’s intercession to overcome COVID crisis Marking the 136th anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady in Tra Kieu in Vietnam, Bishop Joseph Dang Duc Ngan of Da Nang urged Catholics to seek the Blessed Mother’s help to overcome the pandemic crisis.
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