Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Professor argues for a profound rethinking of conscience rights

Mary Anne Waldron offers three solutions for legal quagmires
Doctor Jim Lane introduces Mary Anne Waldron. Alistair Burns / BCC.
An argument in favour of changing how citizens approach freedom of conscience and religion was presented May 2. Mary Anne Waldron, a professor of law at the University of Victoria, spoke to an audience of 80 in Holy Name of Jesus Parish Hall in Vancouver. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Catholic bishops voice hope for India's new government
Supporters celebrate the election results in Calcutta, India, May 16. CNS photo / Piyal Adhikary, EPA.
Catholic bishops in India have said they have nothing to fear from the country's new government following the landside success of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

MP Lizon's Pope John Paul II Day no longer stalled in Senate
Conservative MP Wladyslaw Lizon's private member's Bill C-266 is now headed for third reading in the Senate after being stalled for a year. Deborah Gyapong / CCN.
Conservative MP Wladyslaw Lizon's Bill C-266 to designate April 2 Pope John Paul II day finally passed through a Senate committee May 12 and is expected to come to a vote in the fall. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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