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The Royal Courts of Justice, which houses the High Court and Court of Appeal of England and Wales.

Court to hear challenge to UK’s Down syndrome abortion law in July

Heidi Crowter, a woman with Down syndrome, and Máire Lea-Wilson, a mother whose 23-month-old son has the genetic condition, are... Read more

Baby Feet. Credit: Morgan via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

UK pro-lifers urge authorities to end ‘cruel experiment’ of at-home medical abortions

Pro-lifers in the U.K. are urging authorities to end temporary permission for at-home medical abortions, describing measures introduced at the... Read more

Catholic doctor calls for independent inquiry into DNR notices for COVID-19 patients with learning disabilities

A Catholic doctor called on Sunday for an independent inquiry into reports that COVID-19 patients with learning disabilities have been... Read more

Scottish MP calls for end to UK two-child tax credit limit

A Scottish member of Parliament is calling on the UK government to end a two-child limit on tax credits and... Read more

Report: Two-child limit on UK tax benefits pushes some women to abortion

Nine months after UK Catholic leaders called for the abolition of a two-child limit on tax credits and other benefits... Read more

London Metropolitan Police officers.

UK police halt baptism in London church over coronavirus restrictions

Police halted a baptism in a Baptist church in London on Sunday, citing the country’s coronavirus restrictions that include bans... Read more

Bishop Paul McAleenan, center, meets charity workers and volunteers helping refugees in Dover, England, Sept. 15, 2020.

Catholic bishop laments deaths of children after migrant boat sinks in English Channel

A Catholic bishop expressed sorrow Wednesday after a migrant boat sank in the English Channel, killing four members of a... Read more

The Royal Courts of Justice houses the High Court and Court of Appeal of England and Wales.

UK court to review Down Syndrome abortion law

The High Court of England and Wales has agreed to hear a challenge to the country’s abortion law, which allows... Read more

Bishop Paul McAleenan, lead bishop for migrants and refugees of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

Catholic bishop: UK and France must tackle ‘underlying reasons’ for rise in English Channel migrant crossings

A Catholic bishop has urged the U.K. and France to address the “underlying reasons” for a rise in migrants risking... Read more

Bishop Paul McAleenan, lead bishop for migrants and refugees of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

UK Catholic bishops: visa rules are causing supply priest shortage

U.K. visa rules are leaving parishes without supply priests, Catholic bishops said Tuesday.  Read more

Pierpaolo Finaldi, CEO of the Catholic Truth Society. Courtesy of CTS.

‘It’s a pretty huge hit to take’: Lockdown deals blow to Catholic publishers

Catholic publishers in the United Kingdom are turning to social media and online sales in an effort to survive the... Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster.

English cardinal asks why car showrooms can open but not churches

An English cardinal will ask Sunday why the government has failed to set a date for churches to reopen when... Read more

St. Peter Port, the capital of Guernsey.

Island in English Channel permits public Masses as UK churches remain closed

The first public Masses in the British Isles since the coronavirus lockdown will be celebrated Monday on the island of... Read more

Union Jack bunting across the windows of Ely Court care home, in Cardiff, Wales.

Catholics call for public inquiry into UK nursing home deaths

Catholics are calling for a public investigation into why so many elderly people have died in U.K. nursing homes during... Read more

The Royal Courts of Justice, London. Editorial

UK court order requiring contraceptive device for disabled woman is ‘deeply problematic’, says bioethicist

A British judge’s order requiring a contraceptive device be implanted in a woman with learning disabilities against her will is... Read more

Bishop Paul Mason, one of the three signatories of the bishops’ statement.

Elderly and disabled have same right to treatment as others amid pandemic, say bishops

Elderly and disabled coronavirus patients have the same right to life-prolonging treatment as others, the bishops of England and Wales... Read more

Our Lady of Walsingham.

Britons rededicate England to the Blessed Virgin Mary

More than half a million people took part Sunday in the rededication of England to Our Lady Sunday, organizers have... Read more

NHS National Health Service sign UK.

UK health service clarifies policy to deny care to 'homophobic' patients

Britain’s National Health Service has clarified a new policy that will allow patients found to be homophoic, racist, and sexist... Read more

Johnny Mercer MP, Minister for Defense.

UK Defense minister apologizes for chaplains ‘outing’ gay servicemen

U.K. Minister of Defense Johnny Mercer has issued an apology to lesbian, gay, and bisexual servicemembers who were reportedly outed... Read more

In UK, Christian doctor talking faith with patients draws new scrutiny

The U.K.’s independent regulator for doctors has said it will review its decision to close a case against a Christian... Read more