Denying conscience – the Canadian experiment

April 2nd, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Steve Fouch is CMF Head of Communications. He has worked in community nursing, HIV & AIDS and palliative care. He serves on the International Board of Nurses Christian Fellowship International. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of CMF. Recent reports from Canada reveal a worrying trend of doctors being pressurised and bullied into participating in Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD, the Canadian euthanasia programme). This is not only a worrying development in itself but one …Read More

Portuguese bishops invite nations of the world to be consecrated at Fatima

March 25th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Image of Our Lady of Fatima in Lisbon’s cathedral. Credit: Kate Veik/CNA Fatima, Portugal, Mar 23, 2020 / 02:11 pm (CNA).- On Wednesday, nations from around the world can be consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary in a liturgy to be celebrated at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, built in the place where in 1916 and 1917 the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three Portuguese children. …Read More

Will religious freedom be safeguarded in Europe?

March 25th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

By Andrea Gagliarducci Pope Francis addresses the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France on Nov. 25, 2014 – credit Alan Holdren / CNA Despite major successes, the EU let the office of the Special Envoy for the promotion of Religious Freedom and Belief outside of Europe expire, and haven’t renewed yet its highly successful envoy – who secured the liberation of Asia Bibi and safe passage to Canada for the Pakistani Christian woman wrongly convicted and sentenced to …Read More

Chinese Christians Caught Between Coronavirus and Persecution

March 25th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

03/23/2020 China (International Christian Concern) – Despite the Chinese government’s claim that there are no new confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in the country, China is still very engulfed in the battle against this disease. Other than the patients and medical professionals who became direct victims from the outbreak, some Christians also face additional challenges during this time. Christian persecution watchdog China Aid reports on the persecution faced by a member from the Fengle Church in …Read More

How My Pregnancy Exposed The Silent Genocide Of Babies With Down Syndrome

March 21st, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

It has never been a better time to be a person with Down syndrome, unless he is still in the womb. By Anna Bohach MARCH 18, 2020 When I was in my late 30s, I became pregnant with my youngest son. My family and I were overcome with joy and excitement at the promise of a new baby. My oldest son, having two younger sisters, had prayed every night for two and a half years for a …Read More

Finnish MP now facing 4 investigations after speaking about Christian beliefs

March 19th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

A member of the Finnish Parliament and former Minister of the Interior, Päivi Räsänen, now faces police four investigations. Mrs Räsänen has served as an MP since 1995, was chair of the Christian Democrats from 2004-2015 and from 2011-2015 she was the Minister of the Interior, during which she held responsibility for church affairs in Finland. In June 2019, she directed a tweet at the leadership of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, questioning its official sponsorship of the LGBT …Read More

EUROPE’S DUTY TO KILL by Sohrab Ahmari

March 19th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

3 . 13 . 20 Can you spare a minute for a story that doesn’t involve the coronavirus? Here’s hoping. I first met Ellinor Grimmark at her lawyers’ office in Uppsala in the spring of 2017. The 43-year-old Swedish midwife and mother of two was of diminutive stature, with tightly curled blond hair and striking blue eyes framed by angular features. There was a tender toughness to her that I knew she would need as …Read More

The Holy See slams UN Report on religious freedom

March 5th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

A session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva – credit UN.org The Holy See has attacked the latest UN report on religious freedom. Decrying particularly the document’s many references to gender ideology, the Holy See called the language a sort of “ideological colonization on the part of some States and international institution.” The Holy See said the Report is an “attack to religious freedom.” “Particularly unacceptable and offensive are the numerous references that recommend …Read More

Canadian hospice being taken over by government in euthanasia fight

March 3rd, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

pikselstock | Shutterstock John Burger | Mar 01, 2020 Private facility gives up public funding, refusing to provide physician-assisted suicide. Ahospice society in British Columbia, Canada, is refusing to make provisions for physician-assisted suicide, which is legal in Canada, and is being forced to give up government funding for the hospice they operate. The board of the Delta Hospice Society is opposed to medically assisted death on moral and philosophical grounds, though it is not …Read More

Sexual violence leaves persecuted Christian women in ‘living death,’ hidden and isolated

February 26th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Written by Release Published: 21 February 2020 Christian girls and women in some countries are facing especially devastating forms of persecution according to a persecution watchdog group. Globally, the two most-reported persecutions used against Christian women and girls globally are sexual violence and forced marriage. Both were identified by 84 per cent of respondents from the top 50 countries where it is most difficult to live as a Christian, according to Open Doors’ annual World Watch …Read More