For Identitywa’s Training Nurse, Shad O’Beirne, the decision to register on the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry (ABMDR) was not a hard one.
The solemn re-enactment of Jesus’ walk to Mount Calvary by the Maida Vale Parish youth, in a live Stations of a Cross has become an invaluable Lenten pilgrimage and important preparation for Easter for the Saint Francis of Assisi Church community. By Amanda Murthy.
The Australian Catholic Bishops Commission for Life, Family and Public Engagement acknowledges that there are ethical concerns about the way some of the vaccines have been developed or tested.
That includes the use of cell lines derived from an abortion in the 1970s.
Despite those concerns, the Commission follows the guidance of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in urging people to be vaccinated for their own health, and for the health of the wider community. By Amanda Murthy.