“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Wednesday, April 18, 2018


The tweet above was sent today to Pope Francis to offer asylum for baby Alfie Evans' family and treatment at the Bambini Gesu Hospital in Rome and is connected with the Vatican.  (For more information about the case, see the news link at the bottom of this post.)

Baby Alfie and parents
It sounds so familiar with other cases where hospitals have over-ridden parents wish to continue life support. I am reminded of British baby Charlie Gard at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital, baby Isaiah Haastrup at King's College in London, England, Canadian baby Joseph Maraachi at London Health Sciences Centre (London, Ontario) and baby Isaiah May at the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  

I ask people reading this post to rally behind Alfie's parents Tom
suffered their latest defeat to have Alfie moved to the hospital in Rome. Lord Justice Davis, Lord Justice King and Lord Justice Moylan were wrong in their decision. Don't be fooled by their lofty titles. Write to the Vatican asking that their lawyers intervene in this case and offer to take baby Alfie in the Vatican's care for treatment at Bambino Gesu Hospital in Rome. Will it work? If the Charlie Gard case is any indication, the chances are slim. 

Most of my adult life been a member of the school of hopeless causes. On rare occasions, we've won. Let's hope the Alfie Evans
is one of them and the Evans family will be welcomed into the loving and tender embrace of the Vatican.

Pope Francis by letter
His Holiness, Pope Francis
Apostolic Palace
00120 Vatican City

Twitter: @Pontifex

Vatican Emails:

The Most Rev. Archbishop Pietro Parolin
Vatican Secretary of State
Email: vatio26@relstat-segstat.va

Pontifical Council For the Family

Thank you.

"Who is Alfie Evans and why are are his parents back in court?" BBC News, 16 April 2018: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-merseyside-43754949

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