Bishop: We will continue to scrutinise and challenge the Assisted Dying Bill

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Bishop: We will continue to scrutinise and challenge the Assisted Dying Bill

October 23rd, 2021  |  Assisted Suicide, Life Issues

Bishop John Sherrington, Lead Bishop for Life Issues for the Bishops’ Conference, has thanked Catholics for writing to peers and praying that Baroness Meacher’s Assisted Dying Bill might be defeated. In a brief statement issued after the Second Reading in the House of Lords on 22 October 2021, Bishop Sherrington said: “The debate about Baroness […]


Is there a right to die? Assisted suicide, assisted dying and changing the law

October 21st, 2021  |  Assisted Suicide, Life Issues

By Pia Matthews To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it. G.K. Chesterton These words from G.K. Chesterton’s A Short History of England are a salutary reminder to those who claim certain rights. And now, not for the first time, a new […]


Faith leaders warn of risk to vulnerable posed by Assisted Dying Bill

October 19th, 2021  |  Assisted Suicide

The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Chief Rabbi warn of the risk to vulnerable people should Parliament back a new attempt to change the law on assisted suicide. In a joint letter to peers, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, Archbishop Justin Welby, […]


Bishop for Life Issues asks Catholics to take action to oppose the Assisted Dying Bill

September 8th, 2021  |  Assisted Suicide, Life Issues

Bishop John Sherrington, Lead Bishop for Life Issues for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has written an open letter inviting Catholics to pray for the defeat of the Assisted Dying Bill to be debated in the House of Lords in October. It encourages them to write to peers at the House of […]


Bishop’s Open Letter on Assisted Dying Bill

September 8th, 2021  |  Assisted Suicide, Life Issues

Bishop John Sherrington, Lead Bishop for Life Issues for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has written an open letter inviting Catholics to pray for the defeat of the Assisted Dying Bill to be debated in the House of Lords in October. It encourages them to write to peers at the House of Lords stating […]


Opposing the Assisted Dying Bill 2021

August 24th, 2021  |  End of Life, Life Issues

The Bill is almost identical in form to the ‘Marris Bill’, which was overwhelmingly defeated by 330 votes to 118 in the House of Commons in 2015. None of the serious concerns raised at the time have been factored into this new piece of legislation. In essence it permits an adult who is terminally ill […]


Bishop Sherrington issues statement opposing Assisted Dying Bill

May 25th, 2021  |  Day For Life, End of Life, Life Issues

Bishop John Sherrington, Lead Bishop for Life Issues, has issued a statement outlining the Catholic Church’s opposition to a Bill that could make assisted dying legal in England and Wales. The Assisted Dying Bill, a Private Member’s Bill introduced by Baroness Meacher, is due to be debated in the House of Lords on Wednesday 26 […]


Archbishops comment on the defeat of the Assisted Dying Bill (No2) at Second Reading

September 11th, 2015  |  Assisted Suicide, End of Life, Life Issues

Assisted Dying


Statement by Cardinal Vincent Nichols on the publication of the “Assisted Dying Bill” by Rob Marris MP

September 1st, 2015  |  Assisted Suicide, End of Life, Life Issues

Assisted Dying Bill


Assisted Dying Bill: Faith Leaders’ Statement

July 16th, 2014  |  Assisted Suicide, End of Life, Life Issues

Faith Leaders’ Statement


Bishop of Plymouth raises serious concerns about Assisted Dying Bill ahead of debate

July 14th, 2014  |  Assisted Suicide, End of Life, Life Issues

Bishop O’Toole


Portsmouth churches open for prayer on eve of ‘Assisted Dying’ debate

July 14th, 2014  |  Assisted Suicide, End of Life, Life Issues

Bishop Egan


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