Nigerian Catholic couple Cyril and Monica Ayeni Creates a musical adaptation for the Prayer against the coronavirus pandemic as composed by the archdiocese of Lagos.

Kindly listen to this hymn, a music adaptation by Cyril and Monica Ayeni, using prayer composed by the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, to help encourage all Christians especially Catholics at home during this moment of lockdown to sing to the Lord in prayer and in hope for His healing, mercy on the whole world, and to put an end to this Coronavirus Pandemic. Remember “He who sings well prays twice,” Said Saint Augustine.

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US Bishops Urge Ethical Vaccines to Address Coronavirus

Must be Free from any Connection to Abortion

Zenith.org

APRIL 18, 2020 18:11
ZENIT STAFF
FAMILY & LIFE ISSUES

Four bishop chairmen of committees for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have urged Dr. Stephen M. Hahn, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to ensure that vaccines for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) are developed ethically and are free from any connection to the exploitation of abortion.

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas and chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities; Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City and chairman of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development; Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend and chairman of the Committee on Doctrine; and Bishop John F. Doerfler of Marquette and chairman of the Subcommittee on Healthcare Issues, signed the letter to the FDA Commissioner. They were joined by the leaders of many healthcare, bioethics, and pro-life organizations.

The letter expressed strong support for efforts to develop an effective, safe, and widely available vaccine as quickly as possible, but also strongly urged that the federal government “ensure that fundamental moral principles are followed in the development of such vaccines, most importantly, the principle that human life is sacred and should never be exploited.”

The letter noted that “among the dozens of vaccines currently in development, some are being produced using old cell lines that were created from the cells of aborted babies.” Furthermore, “there is no need to use ethically problematic cell lines to produce a COVID vaccine or any vaccine, as other cell lines or processes that do not involve cells from abortions are available and are regularly being used,” the signers stated. “It is critically important that Americans have access to a vaccine that is produced ethically: no American should be forced to choose between being vaccinated against this potentially deadly virus and violating his or her conscience.”

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US Bishops Urge Ethical Vaccines to Address Coronavirus

“LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION”

Article written by Ogbonna kingsley chukwuebuka, an accounting student of Imo state polytechnic umuagwo. He has deep passion for writing and is an author with many published articles different magazines. He can be reached with: kcmarioking@gmail.com

The disciples of our Lord Jesus requested Him to teach them how to pray and He did. A part of that prayer is, “Lead us not into temptation”.

Doctor with a Roman Collar? Nun with lab coat? They’re helping the hospitals in managing the patients with COVID-19:)
These two are products of the Catholic Church.

These pictures are not to impress, but to inspire and to help answer the question: “Where is the Catholic Church?”

What would be the world like without the consecrated selfless services rendered by the church?

“It would be missing maternity, affection, tenderness and a mother’s intuition” – Pope Francis, May 8, 2013

Here is a collection of Divine mandate of the church as the conscience of the world and spiritual mobile hospital in action in these times of crisis.

She have been doing this since time immemorial, but they are seldom noticed or talked about because they don’t need the media to butress the above as it is in her great mandate.

These pictures are shared not to impress, but to inspire and to help answer the question: “Where is the Catholic Church?”

(Anglican)Archbishop of Uganda urges women to use contraception during lockdown

theguardian.com
Family planning group hails Stephen Kazimba Mugalu’s break with Anglican tradition, but Catholic officials brand advice immoral

The new archbishop of Uganda has become the first primate of the country’s Anglican church to embrace the use of modern contraceptives after urging women to be “very careful” to avoid getting pregnant during the Covid-19 lockdown.

The ninth archbishop of the church of Uganda, Stephen Kazimba Mugalu, said in a televised Sunday sermon he is “really concerned” that many women will get pregnant during the nationwide shutdown. On Tuesday, President Yoweri Museveni extended the initial 14-day lockdown for a further three weeks.

“I am really concerned [that] after [this] coronavirus situation we will have many, many women who will be pregnant. Actually we need to be careful. I want to call upon you women don’t forget to use your contraceptives because we don’t want [you] to have unwanted pregnancies,” said Kazimba, who was enthroned as archbishop on 1 March.

“These guys are there; they are eating and doing things [having sex]. Be careful because these men they don’t care. You women [must] be careful.”

Women in Uganda have an average of five children, but just 30% of women use a modern form of contraception.

Simon Richard Mugenyi, advocacy and communications manager at Reproductive Health Uganda, welcomed the archbishop’s comments.

“We are happy with the church of Uganda stand on certain areas of reproductive health, including the use of contraceptives. For a long time, the church of Uganda has been progressive on these matters.

“On his installation service, the archbishop spoke in support of sexuality education – one area that has received mixed reactions. And when he comes up and speaks about the reality – encouraging women who are sexually active not to forget their contraceptives – it show that the church is not living in denial,” he said.

“We applaud the archbishop for speaking out on an issue that is being left out in the Covid-19 messaging, yet is so crucial.”

Alain Sibenaler, the country representative for the UN population fund (UNFPA) in Uganda, said: “The call is a reflection of the daily realities and the ‘new normal’ [of] life in Uganda and elsewhere. Couples, women and men still have sex during outbreaks and crises, but forgetting that can be deadly.”

Sibenaler added that the UNFPA had worked with the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda to tailor messages about sexual and reproductive health to suit respect different religious teachings.

However, Asia Russell, executive director of the Health Global Access Project, said: “Archbishop Kazimba attacked abortion and LGBT Ugandans during his first chance to address the country as archbishop – fuelling hate and stigmatising women for seeking essential health services such as abortion, [which] is extremely troubling. His latest comment doesn’t change that.”

Kazimba’s comments have not been universally accepted by other members of the Christian community.

“That is his [Kazimba’s] view. It’s immoral to do that. The stand of the Catholic church is clear. No artificial use of contraception,” said John Baptist Odama, archbishop of the Gulu archdiocese.

“We don’t support any form of modern family planning methods. They are not right. It’s unacceptable. Let them [women] learn to follow their cycles. Let them use natural family planning and spacing of children, which will not interfere with their [birth] systems and will not cause harm.”

Russell added that before the outbreak, Ugandan women were facing “tremendous barriers” to access safe, quality, comprehensive sexual and reproductive healthcare services.

“The government’s Covid-19 lockdown policies are twisting the knife in, leading to new crises. There has been a massive and egregious failure by the government to protect pregnant women who need health care services,” said Russell.

Civil society is calling on the government to declare a blanket exemption on the travel ban for pregnant women, so they can seek proper obstetric care and prevent avoidable maternal deaths.

Read the original post on:

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/apr/18/archbishop-of-uganda-urges-women-to-use-contraception-during-lockdown

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