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Labour MP proposes adding ‘Amess amendment’ on last rites to bill

London, England, Oct 21, 2021 / 14:00 pm A Labour MP has proposed adding an “Amess amendment” to a bill going through Parliament ensuring that Catholic priests can administer the last rites at crime scenes. Mike Kane, a Labour Member of Parliament, is seeking to add the amendment to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill,

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Catholic MP’s senseless killing must not be in vain

The death of Sir David Amess MP diminishes us all: his family and friends, his constituency, his party, British politics. But it is also a loss to the Church. Sir David was a Catholic who took his faith seriously and brought it into public life. He was a disinterested public servant, a champion of his

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Sir David Amess death: Catholic bishop calls for last rites to be recognized as ‘emergency service’

Shrewsbury, England, Oct 19, 2021 / 05:55 am A Catholic bishop called on Tuesday for greater recognition of the last rites as an “emergency service” in the wake of the killing of British lawmaker Sir David Amess. Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, western England, made the appeal on Oct. 19 after police reportedly turned away a priest

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Glorifying God in your Body

Rev. Jerry J. Pokorsky: Develop a personal healthcare philosophy in the context of Catholic medical ethics and discuss it with family members.

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Bioethicist calls for right to ‘not be forced to die alone’

Currently, COVID-19 social distancing restrictions at medical and care facilities often limit visitation rights for family and chaplains. One leading bioethicist insists this violates the right to ‘not be forced to die alone.’

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Being Prepared

It happened suddenly. My 49-year-old husband with whom I had been talking just a few minutes before was undergoing some kind of seizure, stopped breathing a few times, and was unconscious. The ambulance whisked him away to the hospital where he had a second massive heart-attack. The cardiologist was preparing me for the worst. My […]

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Priests are on front lines of COVID-19 as they minister to the sick, dying

Arriving in the early evening at Fatima Hospital, Father Richard Narciso — his anxiety level already raised due to the circumstances — listened intently as Gloria, the nurse assigned to guide him, detailed the procedures he would need to follow to mitigate his risk of falling prey to COVID-19, the same illness afflicting the patient he had arrived to anoint.

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Priests are on front lines of COVID-19 as they minister to the sick, dying

Arriving in the early evening at Fatima Hospital, Father Richard Narciso — his anxiety level already raised due to the circumstances — listened intently as Gloria, the nurse assigned to guide him, detailed the procedures he would need to follow to mitigate his risk of falling prey to COVID-19, the same illness afflicting the patient he had arrived to anoint.

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Indiana priests bring ‘power of the sacraments’ to the dying during pandemic

For more than a month, churches have been empty. No baptisms, no weddings, no confessions heard. Priests celebrate Masses alone, livestreaming them on the internet. But they still go out to people who are dying to administer the sacrament of the anointing of the sick, even to those who are suffering from the virus.

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Our First Priority

Robert Royal: Let’s always show, in the COVID-19 crisis, that amidst widespread uncertainty and death, our “first priority” is truth and eternal life.

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