The Queen’s commitment to ecumenical goodwill was evident throughout her reign.
COMMENTARY: As a nation, as a culture, our roots are Christian, and none of what is happening makes any sense unless we understand that God is at the core of all of this.
A monarch has died — a Christian monarch. That is a solemn reminder of great and serious things.
COMMENTARY: At the end of Mass on Sunday, Catholics offered a special prayer and sang the national anthem, a hymn that asks God’s blessing on the sovereign and by implication the nation.
Parents and teachers expressed indignation at Southwark Archbishop John Wilson’s decision, some even claiming that children will be damaged by the event not taking place.
“For the first time in history,” said Pope St. John Paul II after he stepped off the airplane, “a Bishop of Rome sets foot on English soil.”
The Assisted Dying Bill, introduced in the House of Lords, aims to enable people deemed to have less than six months to live to seek death by euthanasia.
Under the present law in the UK, an unborn child with Down syndrome can be aborted up to 24 weeks into the pregnancy.