To give life is the greatest of all gifts; to save one is the next. Mary gave Jesus life; St. Joseph saved him.
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A jury has convicted Ali Harbi Ali for the murder of Catholic Minister of Parliament Sir David Amess and for preparing acts of terrorism.
Catholic leaders said the change will help meet the religious needs of crime victims in England and Wales.
Cardinal and Police Chief Agree to Create Group Reviewing Last Rites Access for Priests at Crime Scenes
“In recent days questions have arisen concerning the access given, or refused, to Catholic priests to scenes of traumatic violence, such as the violent death of Sir David Amess."
The idea of an “Amess amendment” emerged days after Sir David Amess, a longtime Conservative Member of Parliament, was stabbed multiple times during a meeting with constituents at a church in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, on Oct. 15.
Mike Kane, a Labour member of Parliament, is seeking to add the amendment to current legislation under consideration, British media reported on Oct. 21.
The Member of Parliament for Wythenshawe and Sale East proposed an ‘Amess Amendment’ to protect access to the last sacraments in the United Kingdom.
MPs are due to gather in the House of Commons on Monday to pay their respects to Sir David, who served in the House for 38 years.
It is “critically important,” said Roger Severino, head of the HHS civil rights office, that “as we work to save as many lives as possible, that we don’t forget what people live for. And an important part of that is living for their faith.”