Pro-life leaders call for coronavirus vaccine without abortion ties

April 21st, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Credit: Seasontime/Shutterstock. Washington D.C., Apr 18, 2020 / 04:28 pm MT (CNA).- Development of an effective, safe and widely available vaccine for the novel coronavirus is deeply important, but its development should avoid unethical links to abortion, said pro-life leaders in a letter to the Trump administration. “It is critically important that Americans have access to a vaccine that is produced ethically: no American should be forced to choose between being vaccinated against this potentially …Read More

Eugenics Must Not Be Allowed To Sneak Through The Backdoor With Coronavirus

April 21st, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

We must be aware of the danger of making medical decisions which would be detrimental to the most vulnerable in society, Care Not Killing CEO Gordon Macdonald writes. By Gordon Macdonald GETTY CREATIVE Now is the time to think about dying, author Diana Melly writes. The NHS response to Covid-19 has been incredible. It has shown the strong commitment by the medical profession and society more generally to the principle of the sanctity of human …Read More

Six Children, Pregnant Mother among Nine Christians Killed in Herdsmen Attack in Nigeria

April 21st, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Muslim Fulani terrorists also strike in Niger state. April 16, 2020 By Our Nigeria Correspondent – Leave a Comment Niger state, Nigeria. (Profoss, from original by Uwe Dedering) JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Six children and a pregnant woman were among nine people that Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed in north-central Nigeria Tuesday night (April 14), sources said. About a dozen herdsmen armed with rifles and machetes raided Hura-Maiyanga village, in the Miango area of Kwall District in Plateau state’s Bassa …Read More

UN Report on Religious Freedom Deems Abortion and Gender Identity as Human Rights

April 21st, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Emilie Kao / @EmilieTHF / Shea Garrison / @SheaGarrison18 / April 16, 2020 / 30 Comments The United Nations report goes so far as to suggest an expanded role for the state in doctrinal matters if a religious institution has “harmful discriminatory gender norms.” (Photo: Lawrence Manning/Getty Images) COMMENTARY BY Emilie [email protected] Emilie Kao is director of the Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Religion & Civil Society at The Heritage Foundation. Shea [email protected] Shea Garrison is vice president for international affairs for Concerned Women for …Read More

Chinese officials remove crosses from churches amid coronavirus for being ‘higher than the national flag’

April 16th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

By Caleb Parke | Fox News   Religious persecution grows in China and around the world Lauren Green reports on the disturbing trend of rising religious persecution in governments around the world. Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here. Despite being under fire for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic outbreak, China’s Communist government continues its crackdown on Christianity. In March, Chinese Communist officials removed multiple crosses on churches in the eastern provinces …Read More

CATHOLIC HOSPITALS UNDER ATTACK

April 16th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Catholic hospitals are under unremitting attack—from prestigious medical journals, media, and lawyers in courtrooms. The goal is to coerce these venerable institutions into replacing their faith-based methods of medical practice with secular moral standards that deny the sanctity of human life. A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine—perhaps the world’s most influential medical publication—illustrates the threat to medical conscience rights. Ian D. Wolfe and Thaddeus M. Pope, two prominent bioethicists, fret that one in six U.S. hospitals …Read More

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