Friday, July 04, 2008

Catholic and Muslim doctors defend conscientious objection


From SPUC: Doctors' organisations have reacted to a proposal to the British MedicalAssociation's conference which would require doctors to refer women forabortion. Dr Tony Cole of the Catholic Medical Association said: "Thistakes away the right of conscience already guaranteed by statute. This isopen to legal challenge." Dr Majid Katme of the Islamic MedicalAssociation said Muslim doctors were very unhappy. He said: "You cannotforce me, as a doctor, to do things against my conscience." [Daily Mail,30 June, and SPUC director's blog, 26 June]

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Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St Michael

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down to Hell Satan, and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen