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Cardinal O'Brien highlights the "barbaric indifference to the rights of the unborn"

Posted by SCMO on 23rd October 2008 in Christianity |
Friday 24 October 2008Cardinal O'Brien highlights the "barbaric indifference to the rights of the unborn" as 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights approaches.Speaking at the SPUC Scotland Conference in Glasgow tomorrow (Saturday 25 October) Cardinal Keith O'Brien will conclude that although a framework of universal human rights has been established across the world since the end of the Second World War, "the harsh reality is that the noble words of so many high blown declarations have been matched with a barbaric indifference to the rights of the unborn."The Cardinal will address the wider challenges facing the pro-life movement in Scotla...

Bishops thank Parliamentary Officer for service

Posted by SCMO on 23rd March 2015 in Christianity | John Deighan, SPUC, parliamentary officer
Scotland s Catholic Bishops have thanked their Parliamentary Officer Mr John Deighan for his resolute and dedicated service to the Bishops Conference over the past 16 years. Mr Deighan, who leaves to take up the post of Chief Executive Officer of SPUC (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children) Scotland next month became the Catholic Church s Parliamentary Officer in 1999 at the inception of the Scottish Parliament. Commenting on the move, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, President of the Bishops Conference said; John has provided dedicated and energetic service to the church in Scotland for 16 years and we wish him well in his new role. His ability to s...

Women speak out on 38th Anniversary of Abortion Act

Posted by SCMO on 24th April 2006 in Christianity |
Thursday 27th April marks the 38th anniversary of the date the Abortion Act  came into effect. A press conference will be held on Thursday 27th at the  offices of SPUC Scotland, 142 Queen Street Glasgow G1 3BU at 11.00 to mark this date.  Women who regret their abortions will be gathering in Royal Exchange Square,  Glasgow, on Saturday (29thApril) at 4.00 pm to launch their own campaign  entitled Silent No More. These women will speak publicly of their personal  abortion experiences in the hope that other women who can relate to their  pain will know that they are not alone and that there is help available for  them.  Two of the women giving their publi...

Scottish delegation travel to Philadelphia for World Meeting of Families

Posted by SCMO on 22nd September 2015 in Christianity | Bishop John Keenan, Pope Francis, World Meeting of Families, Philadelpia
For the first time ever, the Catholic Church in Scotland will be officially represented at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, between 22 and 25 September 2015.       The delegation will be led by Bishop John Keenan of Paisley and include Fr. Nicholas Monaghan from the Church’s National Commission for Marriage and the Family. They will be joined by John Deighan, former Parliamentary Officer of the Bishops Conference, now director of SPUC Scotland and his wife Angela, as well as Fr. John McGinley from the Archdiocese of Glasgow.       The World Meeting of Families, from 22 September – 25 September, i...