8 practical and effective ways to respect and support human life

Finding practical and effective ways to respect and support human life from conception to natural death that is easily implemented, can be at times, tricky.  However, with a little thought, lots of love, and a firm resolution to do something,…

Practical Guidelines from the Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality

Concerned about the way in which explicit sex education had become pervasive, and that it was excluding parents from this most important formation of their children and young people, the Pontifical Council for the Family published The Truth and Meaning…

Setting the stage for formal dissent from Humanae Vitae

Fifty-four years on from Pope Paul VI’s promulgation of the prophetic encyclical Humanae Vitae - On the Regulation of Births, disagreement and outright dissent against this constant teaching of the Church is still raging. Of note is the recent publication…

143 lives lost to euthanasia and assisted suicide in less than a year

A total of 143 people ended their lives through euthanasia or assisted suicide since November 7, 2021, when the practices became legal in New Zealand. The Ministry of Health release statistics on so-called “assisted dying,” quarterly.  The most recent information…

“Safe areas” have yet to be established outside abortion facilities

Application processes to implement “safe areas” are still under development according to the Ministry of Health.  As such, not one exclusion zone has been established around New Zealand abortion facilities since the passing of the law in March. According to…

First trimester abortion provision expands in the South

First trimester abortion has become available on the West Coast of New Zealand, putting pre-born children and their mothers in the region at greater risk of harm than previously. In a recent press release, the West Coast District Health Board…

Government passes “safe area” legislation days out from extreme abortion law anniversary

Friday 18 March marks the second-year anniversary of the passing of the Abortion Legislation Act.  It is one of the most extreme abortion laws in the world, allowing for abortion up to birth, with only a very limited test after…