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President Obama shouldn't be fooled by Pope Francis' humble facade

 
The first few days of Pope Francis' visit to the United States have been fascinating, not least because of his clever tactics in putting US President Barack Obama firmly, yet politely, in his place.
 
 
The depth of Obama's hypocrisy on religious freedom simply cannot be underestimated following his welcome speech to the pope on the south lawn of the White House. Obama, ever the impressive statesman, spoke of how "here in the United States, we cherish religious liberty" and promised the pope that "we stand with you in defence of religious freedom and interfaith dialogue, knowing that people everywhere must be able to live out their faith free from fear and intimidation.

The Real Tragedy of Cecil the Lion

 
Cecil the lion.  He has been in the headlines quite a lot over the last few days and I suppose it is useful coverage for those who are against unnecessary animal cruelty.  Indeed I myself am very much against the unnecessary suffering of animals and think it should be avoided as much as possible.  It isn’t nice for animals to suffer.  They are God’s creation after all and although we have dominion over them we must still afford them a certain degree of respect for the part they play in our earthly dwelling.

Prioritising the fight to save lives

 
We are rightly abhorred when we read of cruelty to dogs and cats, or the unnecessary slaughter of whales, or the needless clubbing of seals.  These creatures are all part of God's creation after all.
 
 
But they are not human beings. They do not have that special place in God's plan which sets humanity apart from the rest.
 
 
It is undoubtedly easier in today's secular relativist world to cry foul on behalf of little innocent animals, but not so when it comes to tiny innocent human beings.

God’s call to protect all life (Dwelling on the Word of God, Sunday 28th June 2015)

 
Sunday’s First Reading (Wisdom 1:13-15, 2:23-24):
 
‘Death was not God’s doing,
he takes no pleasure in the extinction of the living.
To be – for this he created all;
the world’s created things have health in them,
in them no fatal poison can be found,
and Hades holds no power on earth;
for virtue is undying.
Yet God did make man imperishable,
he made him in the image of his own nature;
it was the devil’s envy that brought death into the world,
as those who are his partners will discover.’
 
 

Western world shows same disregard for human life as the Aztecs, says bishop

 
Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury has spoken out against the disregard for human life we often witness in today's western society, comparing it to the human sacrifices offered up by the Aztec people.
 
Bishop Davies said that “We can see a resemblance with the declining civilisation of the western world which in similar ways sacrifices and discards the lives of millions of human beings in abortion; in embryo experimentation and fertility treatments; and now threatens the lives of those who pose the greatest financial burden – the sick and the aged in assisted suicides and euthanasia.

Pro-life? Then choose your charities carefully...

 
Comic Relief's support of abortion is well documented and has been an ongoing topic of concern for a number of years among pro-life advocates.  Another charity well known for its abortion links is, rather ironically, Save the Children.
 
But did you know that Barnardos recommends Marie Stopes on its 'links' page or that Childline promotes abortion as a 'legitimate choice'?  Did you know that the British Heart Foundation has assisted in raising £12m for stem cell research?

Crucial Vote on Three Parent Embryos - it's our last chance to have a say

 
Please read the following text from John Deighan of the Catholic Parliamentary Office and please click the links to contact a House of Lords peer and also add your name to the petition. 
 
This proposed new legislation, along with abortion and euthanasia, will mean the eradication of disabled people from our society.  Such a process is completely wrong and is inequality at its evil best.
 
 
Here is what John Deighan has to say:
 
The promotion of three-parent embryos has been based on compassion for victims of genetic disorders.

All Night Prayer Vigil for Life

An all night prayer vigil will be held on Friday 13th March at the Tyburn Benedictine Convent in Largs in order to pray for the sanctity of human life.  The event will be from Friday at 8pm through to Saturday at 8am.
 
Please note that this event is men only (in accordance with convent rules), however, anyone interested in an all-female vigil can use the contact details, below, to express an interest.
 
To book your place please contact Liam Coyle atliam.coyle1@ntlworld.comor on

MP's vote to legislate for three parent babies

Westminster has today voted to allow for three parent babies in the UK.  The vote, in the House of Commons, was by a majority of 382 to 182.
 
The matter will now go to the House of Lords where it will be further debated.
 
Keep praying that all life will be protected, including the most vulnerable in society.  It is the most vulnerable who appear to be at greatest risk, and who are being pushed further and further into the margins of society.

Why the artificial creation of three parent babies is so wrong

 
Later today, the UK Parliament will vote on whether to introduce laws to allow the creation of 'three parent babies'.  It is a move that must be resisted for a number of reasons and it is sincerely hoped that MP's will vote overwhelmingly against allowing the procedure.
 
While proponents argue that it will help root out certain conditions, including some disabilities, we should not be fooled into thinking this is a simple exercise in making the human race better.
 
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