We begin in Rome where at the Pope’s weekly general audience, he concluded his reflections on the sacrament of Baptism, reminding us that children have a right to be brought up in the Christian faith. “Parents and godparents”, he said, “ must make sure they feed the "Flame of Baptismal Grace" in their little ones helping them persevere in the faith."
Now we go back to Ireland, where the country is preparing to embark on a historic referendum on May 25th to determine whether or no to lift a constitutional ban on abortion in that country. Activists on both sides of the debate are coming out in full force in rallies to voice their opinion.
Currently, the 8th Amendment in Ireland’s constitution commits authorities to defend equally the right to life of a mother and an unborn child, making abortion legal only in cases where a woman's life is in danger. But that might soon change with this upcoming vote. If the amendment is repealed, abortion in that country could be granted up to twelve weeks, with no restriction. I’ll keep you up to date as the story progresses.
That is all that we have time for today. Join us again tomorrow when I bring you more news and stories from the perspective of a Catholic lens.
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