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Liturgy, Prayer, Pastoral Care and Pandemics: Upcoming ACU public lecture

Thursday 25 September 2020

ACU Centre for Liturgy
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our experiences of liturgy and public prayer as never before. Providing pastoral care to the sick and dying in high-risk environments alongside health professionals engaged in medical care, has necessitated the development of innovative approaches to this vital work. The ACU Centre for Liturgy will examine this current reality in “Liturgy, Prayer, Pastoral Care and Pandemics,” a free public lecture presented live online from New York, USA by Sr Professor Julia Upton rsm of St John’s University (New York) on Monday 12 October via Zoom.

Vatican reaffirms, clarifies Church teachings on end-of-life care

Wednesday 23 September 2020

Catholic News Service (CNS)
 
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With the legalisation of assisted suicide and euthanasia in many countries, and questions concerning what is morally permissible regarding end-of-life care, the Vatican’s doctrinal office released a 25-page letter offering “a moral and practical clarification” on the care of vulnerable patients. “The church is convinced of the necessity to reaffirm as definitive teaching that euthanasia is a crime against human life because, in this act, one chooses directly to cause the death of another innocent human being,” the document said.
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