A disingenuous response: another lesson in integrity and doublethink from our bishops

Following on from my previous post about clergy being banned from the bedsides of patients in the current crisis, things continue to develop. Various clergy around the country have been expressing their frustration with the ongoing ban on them entering their own churches; news of the bedside-ban on voluntary chaplains seems to have heaped even …

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Clare Dimyon and breast screening: whatever happened to ‘patient choice’?

Ask any woman about going for a mammogram and she is likely to wince. These screening procedures are not pleasant, no matter what the situation. Try having your boobs painlessly squeezed and flattened into the scanner as you are manhandled by the operative. This can take several attempts and is often the most time-consuming section …

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