Monthly Archives: September 2013

Francis hits ‘reset’ — but not the way some imagine

It is clear, six months into the heart-warming, unsettling whirlwind that is his papacy, that Francis is pressing the ‘reset’ button on the Church’s engagement with the world. It is an ambitious ‘reframe’, one allows a culture that thought it … Continue reading

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Decision not to prosecute gender-abortion doctors ‘unconstitutional’, say MPs

A cross-party coalition of 50 MPs has strongly objected to the decision by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) not to bring charges against doctors willing to abort unborn girls. (CV Comment background here; story┬áhere.) In a letter to the Daily … Continue reading

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The decision not to prosecute gender-specific abortions shortens the path to a eugenic society

[Since this piece was posted there has been a statement from Archbishop Smith — scroll to the end for it and other links] The early twentieth-century movement in favour of abortion was led by eugenicists — enlightened, progressive, scientifically-minded people … Continue reading

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The young, humble diplomat named as Francis’ right-hand man

From 15 October the Vatican’s new Secretary of State will be the present 58-year-old papal nuncio to Venezuela, Archbishop Pietro Parolin, a highly regarded diplomat and negotiator who is well known to Pope Francis. The Secretary of State is sometimes … Continue reading

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