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Catholic Church - Pre-Election Statement

Posted by SCMO on 28th April 1999 in Christianity |
The Roman Catholic Bishops of Scotland have published their official statement on the forthcoming elections to the Scottish Parliament.The statement - to be read at all Masses week ending 1st /2nd May 1999 - outlines the Bishops' views on a series of issues facing the electors.Roman Catholic Bishops of Scotland have published their official statement on the forthcoming elections to the Scottish Parliament.The statement - to be read at all Masses week ending 1st /2nd May 1999 - outlines the Bishops' views on a series of issues facing the electors.Among the areas highlighted in the document are:~ A concern that euthanasia could be allowed "via the back door" of th...
 

Cardinal attacks "Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill"

Posted by SCMO on 20th March 2008 in Christianity |
Friday 20 March 2008Cardinal Keith O'Brien will   use his Easter Sunday Homily on 23 March 2008 to launch apowerful attack on the Government's   "Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill"   currently  going through Parliament.In the homily, the Cardinal will describe the proposed legislation as "amonstrous attack on human rights, human dignity and human life" adding "Insome other European countries one could be jailed for doing what we intendto make legal"Cardinal O'Brien will also accuse Gordon Brown of denying Labour MP's "theright to vote according to their conscience" and backing a law which will,"add to the 2.2 million human embryos already destroyed or...
 

MERCY BUS TO STOP AT Parliament 

Posted by SCMO on 5th September 2018 in Blogging |
A double decker bus promoting the Catholic faith will visit the Scottish Parliament tomorrow (Thursday 6 September) when Bishop John Keenan, the Bishop of Paisley will meet MSP’s and Parliamentary staff.     The Friends of Divine Mercy Scotland are taking the Mercy Bus to the Scottish Parliament to spread the joy of the Gospel. The bus toured Scottish towns last year and more than 1,000 Miraculous Medals and Divine Mercy Chaplets were given out on the streets of Scotland.     Commenting on the initiative, Bishop John Keenan, Bishop of Paisley said:       “The Mercy Bus has been a great initiative of the New Evangelisation Pope John Paul II h...
 

Cardinal to sign Lockerbie petition

Posted by SCMO on 25th October 2010 in Christianity |
25 October 2010Cardinal to sign Lockerbie petition.Cardinal Keith O Brien will add his name to an online petition calling for an Independent inquiry to be set up by the Scottish Parliament into the 2001 conviction of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi for the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 in December 1988. The petition which closes on 28 October 2010 will be submitted to the Parliament for consideration. Commenting on his decision to sign the petition, Cardinal O Brien said; Earlier this year, I described the murder of 270 innocent people on   board Pan Am flight 103 over the town of Lockerbie on 21 December 1988   as an act of unbelievable horror and gratuitou...
 

Church highlights vital work at Holyrood exhibition

Posted by SCMO on 26th November 2018 in Blogging |
...ss at the Scottish Parliament this year during Holy Week, I am now delighted to sponsor this prestigious event, showcasing the vital charitable and valuable community work undertaken by the Catholic Church.”     Agencies in attendance include Blairs Museum which houses a collection of church textiles, sacred silver and paintings belonging to the Church and Missio Scotland which provides financial support to communities in mission countries.     Other lay catholic organisations such as The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP), which seeks to combat poverty and promote social justice, will also be present. In 2015/16, its 2,000 members carried out 53,4...
 

Cardinal O'Brien's Scottish Parliament reflection

Posted by SCMO on 31st October 2006 in Christianity |
...EMBARGO - WEDNESDAY 1 NOVEMBER - 2PM  Cardinal Keith O'Brien will visit the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week. On Wednesday (1st November) he will give the "Time for Reflection" in the Parliament's debating chamber. He will also meet all four main party leaders (Jack McConnell - Labour, Nicola Sturgeon - SNP, Annabelle Goldie - Conservative and Nicol Stephen - Lib Dem) as well as attending a lunch hosted by the Presiding Officer, George Reid. In the evening he will host a dinner for MSP's.  The text of the reflection is shown below.  Cardinal O'Brien; "Christian beliefs still cherished".  Time for Reflection Scottish Parliam...
 
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