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Defending life from the moment of conception

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Argentinean Cardinal condemns culture of death

1 September 2009

A Catholic bishop has called upon Catholics to defend life and overcome the culture of death.

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, told pilgrims that the culture of death "always leads to failure".

The archbishop made his comments at the shrine of St Ramon the Unborn. [Catholic News Agency, 1 September]

Other stories:

  • Judie Brown, head of American Life League, writes in protest at the honours paid to Edward "Ted" Kennedy, the late pro-abortion senator [ALL, 31 August] As does Fr Brian Harrison, an Australian theologian [, 29 August] and Steve Jalsevac of [, 31 August] Political leaders must not whitewash anti-life Ted Kennedy, says John Smeaton [SPUC director's blog, 28 August]
  • The town-hall of Vienna, capital of Austria, used for jazz and cocktails reception to celebrate anniversary of pro-abortion centre [Catholic Church Conservation, 29 August]
  • New stem cell treatment being used by patients to avoid hip replacements [Telegraph, 1 September]
  • Mother who underwent IVF says she "didn't even care if it put my life in danger" [Independent, 30 August]
  • Ireland is experiencing a baby boom with the highest number of births in more than a century [, 31 August]
  • Letters to the London Times promoting population control, with objections in the comments-box [Times, 31 August]
  • Young girls are being physically abused and pressured into sex by their boyfriends, according to new research [Christian Institute, 1 September]
  • The Girl Guides have set up its first Guide group for teenage mothers [Telegraph, 29 August]
  • Retiring police chief constable worried about assisted suicide being used to eliminate elderly people deemed to be a burden [Telegraph, 28 August]
  • Doctor admits euthanizing patient during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 [, 31 August]
  • Louisiana man sentenced to six months' jail for assisting suicide [Houma Today, 28 August]
  • Robert Schindler, father of Terri Schiavo, who was killed by court order in 2005, has died [, 29 August]
  • All doctors should ask dying patients and their relatives about organ donation in an attempt to combat the NHS's shortage, according to new recommendations from the General Medical Council [Telegraph, 1 September]
  • People aged more than 55 should not write themselves off as organ donors, says a health boss [This is Nottingham, 31 August]
  • Persevere with joy, Cardinal Rigali of Philadelphia says to diocesan pro-life leaders [Catholic News Agency, 30 August]
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