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St. Mary Magdalen's
Catholic Church
Willesden Green
London NW10
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Monday, January 23, 2006
Week of 22nd January

The White Flower Appeal- the retiring collection last weekend for the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child (SPUC) raised £610.00. Many thanks for your generous contributions.

Helping new mothers in need through the Good Counsel Network
Can you offer a live-in job to a mother with a child aged 0-14 months or can you offer a room free or low rent to a mother and baby? Please call Aracely 020 7723 1740 or 07756 895321.

Easing the pain of the dying: House of Commons Bill - URGENT
Jim Dobbin MP is introducing a Ten-Minute Rule Bill requiring palliative care for the terminally ill. Despite tremendous developments in the hospice movement far too many people are still dying in great discomfort. This is totally unnecessary and plays into the hands of the euthanasia movement. Please write to our MP Sarah Teather at the House of Commons, London, SW1A OAA. Or telephone 020 7219 3000 and ask to speak the MP or his/her secretary. The Bill, is to be debated on Wednesday, 25th January. It is essential for MPs to make clear to their party leaders that they support Jim Dobbin’s move and that they let him know. The short title of the Bill is “Palliative Care for the Terminally Ill”. Urge the MP to attend the debate if possible to support Jim in case there is a vote. Further information telephone Right to Life: 020 8992 7657

Saving the sick: House of Lords Bill
For the third time in the last three years, Lord Joffe is introducing a Bill to legalise ‘assisted dying’ by allowing doctors to provide drugs so that patients can be killed or can kill themselves. It is obvious that Lord Joffe is working on the principle of wearing down any opposition to euthanasia. It is very important that we write to as many peers as possible urging them to vote against the Bill. N.B.: every disability rights organisation in the United Kingdom is stresses that the legalisation of euthanasia in any form would completely undermine the rights of people with disabilities. Peers should be written to at the House of Lords, London, SWIA OPW. Lists of peers are on the back side wall noticeboard, or tel. 020 8992 7657

Dispelling ignorance about Fertility
· Central London Fertility Care Centre has a new website with an amazing amount of easily accessible information.
· The orange mission leaflet, “The Practicality of Conversion: Following the Church’s teaching on the Marital Act” is still available from pamphlet rack or as you leave Church

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