Extraordinary Catholic Courage

Connie Wood and Mary Doogan
Mary Doogan has delivered thousands of babies throughout her career as a midwife.

Seven years ago, Mary, along with Connie Wood and other midwife colleagues, were faced with a challenge to their right to refuse to be involved with abortions carried out on the labour ward. You can read the details here.

Between 19 and 24 October 2015, Mary Doogan and Rhoslyn Thomas, SPUC's Youth and Education Officer, will be touring England and Wales. SPUC now invite you to hear Mary speak of the struggle to maintain her integrity as a midwife trained to preserve life.

The dates and locations of the talks will be:

Monday 19 October 2015 – 7pm
York University
P/L/006 (Ground Floor)
Exhibition Centre
University of York
York YO10 5DD

Tuesday 20 October 2015 – 8pm
The Hand & Heart pub, Nottingham
65 – 67 Derby Road
Nottingham NG1 5BA

Wednesday 21 October 2015 – 7.30pm
Cardiff University Catholic Chaplaincy
Newman Hall
University Catholic Chaplaincy
Colum Road
Cardiff CF10 3UN

Friday 23 October 2015 – 6.30pm Mass, 7.20pm talk
St. William of York Catholic Church, Reading
Upper Redlands Road
Reading RG1 5JJ

Saturday 24 October 2015 – 2.30pm
St Joseph’s Catholic Parish Centre, Birkenhead
North Road
Birkenhead CH42 7JY

There will also be an additional talk (not part of the tour with Mary Doogan) given by Dr. Anthony McCarthy on the subject of sexual ethics:
Sunday 25 October 2015 – following 5pm Mass
Leeds University Catholic Chaplaincy
5, St. Marks Avenue
Leeds LS2 9BN

For more information, please contact:
Rhoslyn Thomas
Youth and Education Officer
Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC)
Tel: 0207 820 3140
Mobile: 07837 687344


  1. Thank you for giving these details. Two extraordinary people who deserve our respect and thanks.


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