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Pandemic is ‘our long Good Friday’

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Cardinal Pell released from prison after court overturns conviction

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Two Canadian theatres cancel showings of Unplanned after threats

Two independent theatres have cancelled screenings of the pro-life movie Unplanned after managers and owners received “serious threats,” according to the Canadian distributor of the movie.

“They were originally going to (screen it) and were able to endure a lot of negative publicity,” said B.J. McKelvie, president of Cinedicom, the Canadian distributor of the US film about former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson.

“They got a lot of positive support as well. Then things took a turn. There started to be more serious threats towards managers and the families of theatre owners. There were two that were death threats,” said McKelvie.

The film chronicles Johnson’s decision to leave Planned Parenthood and become a pro-life activist after witnessing an ultrasound-guided abortion. The movie was scheduled for release in Canada on 12th July after earning about $18 million (approx. £14 million) since its US debut in March.

Picture: Ashley Bratcher, right, who plays Abby Johnson, is pictured in a scene from the film Unplanned, the story of a former Planned Parenthood clinic director and her decision to join the pro-life movement. The Canadian distributor of the movie said two independent theatres have cancelled screenings after managers and owners received “serious threats.” (CNS photo/Unplanned.com).

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OTHER NEWS

Pandemic is ‘our long Good Friday’

The Bishop of Plymouth has described the period we are living through as “a long Good Friday”. Recognising the loss of normal services, as well as the ordinary pastoral activity of the Church, during the pandemic, Bishop Mark O’Toole encouraged people to recognise the...

Anger as elderly pressured into signing DNR forms

Older people are feeling pressured into signing ‘Do Not Attempt CPR’ forms during the Covid-19 pandemic, a coalition of charities said. Organisations supporting the elderly said they were hearing ‘shocking examples’ of blanket decisions seemingly being made about the...

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Google searches for ‘prayer’ have surged worldwide as cases of Covid-19 have grown. The rising interest in seeking information about ‘prayer’ on Google ‘skyrocketed in March when the virus went global’, wrote Jeanet Sinding Bentzen, an associate professor at the...

Cardinal Pell released from prison after court overturns conviction

Cardinal George Pell has been released from prison after 405 days behind bars after the seven judges of the High Court of Australia unanimously overturned the original December 2018 jury verdict that found him guilty on five counts of molesting two 13-year-old...