NHS Consultant banned from saving babies

May 30, 2021 by

by Stephen Adams and Jo MacFarlane, Mailonline: An NHS doctor has been banned from trying to save the babies of women who regret starting controversial ‘pills-by-post’ abortions introduced because of the pandemic. Since GP surgeries and clinics closed in lockdown, women have been able to carry out terminations at home by swallowing two powerful pills over 48 hours. But hospital consultant Dermot Kearney has treated dozens of women who changed their minds after taking the first pill...

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Bishops who Bully – Reflections on a Safeguarding Scandal

May 28, 2021 by

by Gavin Ashenden: Sex scandals in the Church cause proper revulsion. Financial scandals make people angry. But alongside the abuse of sex and money, misusing power causes deep distress. The abuse of power in the church, while a more subtle corruption of Christian life, is equally scandalous. It is all the worse when it is caused by a bishop and used either as a political weapon in an institution, or against vulnerable people within it. Bullying sounds like it belongs in the schoolyard. But in...

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New assisted suicide bill introduced into UK Parliament

May 28, 2021 by

by Michael Haynes, LifeSite: ‘This bill marks the start of a new battle against the lives of the most vulnerable – we must fight back now.’ A new bid to legalize assisted suicide has begun in the U.K., when the Assisted Dying Bill was introduced into the House of Lords on May 26, with the purported aim of alleviating “intolerable suffering.” Meanwhile, Members of Parliament (MPs) opposed to the bill have warned that any move to legalize assisted suicide is a “slippery slope” that...

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Should churches continue to livestream as restrictions ease?

May 27, 2021 by

The latest guidance on how to operate during the pandemic from the Church of England says: “While some parishes continue to offer digital services only, for the time being, many others have either remained open for individual prayer and public worship following Covid risk assessments or are in the process of reopening for in-person worship. The circumstances in each parish will inform local decision-making. As the Church, along with the rest of society, begins to contemplate the future it is...

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The heart of Sydney’s new Archbishop Kanishka Raffel

May 27, 2021 by

Sydney’s Archbishop elect Kanishka Raffel on evangelism, growth, greenfields & the future of the national Anglican Church. From The Pastor’s Heart. Dominic Steele speaks with Sydney Anglican Archbishop elect Kanishka Raffel on his second day in the job, before he is formally installed on Friday 28th May. Kanishka reflects on the unifying power of the gospel and the challenges facing the Anglican Church. He shares his hopes for reaching the city, building Churches across new suburbs...

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Letter in Church Times (May 21) about Dr Bernard Randall from the Ven Norman Russell

May 26, 2021 by

Dear Sir… […]  Over recent years, we have heard a lot in the Church about speaking truth to power, which in practice usually means offering free advice, welcome or not, to political and business leaders.   What Dr Randall has done is more profound, unmasking the unseen principalities and powers which are increasingly reshaping the default ways of thinking within our culture…  He has spoken truth about a culture which is becoming increasingly oppressive and is quick to...

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