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House of Lord's vote on Tax Credits

Posted by SCMO on 27th October 2015 in Christianity | Tax Credits, Archbishop Tartaglia, House of Lord's
Commenting on the House of Lord's vote on Tax Credits, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia said:     “I hope the Government will be mindful of the concerns raised by members of the House of Lords in the debate on Tax Credits. I urge them to adopt a compassionate and humane approach when amending the benefits system remembering always the vulnerabilities of so many dependent on it.”     ENDS      Cav Ronnie Convery Director of Communications Archdiocese of Glasgow 196 Clyde Street Glasgow G1 4JY   Tel: 0141 226 5898...

Scots support reduced abortion time limits and statutory waiting period

Posted by SCMO on 21st May 2017 in Blogging |
A new poll out today (Sunday 21 May) shows that most people (60%) would like to see time limits for abortions reduced, among women the figure is 70%. ComRes interviewed 2,008 British adults online between 12th and 14th May 2017. Data was weighted to be representative of all GB adults. 61% of Scottish respondents opposed any moves towards making it mandatory for doctors to have to participate in abortion procedures against their will, while 51% oppose moves to compel pharmacists to prescribe a pill against their will, if they believe that pill will end the life of an unborn child. The poll also showed overwhelming support (76%) for the proposal that doctors, sh...

Cardinal challenges "stifling political consensus"

Posted by SCMO on 12th April 2009 in Christianity |
Sunday 12 April 2009Cardinal challenges "stifling political consensus"In a hard hitting Easter message Cardinal Keith O'Brien has called on Scotland's politicians to stop passing "frenzied regulation" and instead" educate a new generation in morality and objective truth."The message is contained in the Cardinal's Easter Sunday Homily and in an opinion article in a Sunday Newspaper. Cardinal O'Brien who is President of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland claims that too often public policy deals with the symptoms of social breakdown rather than the causes.  He states, that too many politicians " take the view that bad behaviour whether it be public drunkenness...

Cardinal claims politicians fail to set "objective standards of behaviour for a generation"

Posted by SCMO on 31st May 2009 in Christianity |
Cardinal O'Brien claims politicians fail to set "objective standardsof behaviour for a generation"In a homily to be delivered at 3pm at St. Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh today (Sunday 31 May 2009) Cardinal Keith O'Brien will claim that in failing to set objective standards of behaviour for a generation,   "we have created a largely amoral society."The full text of the homily is shown below.ENDSPeter KearneyDirectorCatholic Media Office5 St. Vincent PlaceGlasgowG1 2DH0141 221  Note to Editors:You are invited to send a photographer/reporter/camera crew to St. Mary's Cathedral, Broughton Street, Edinburgh at 3.00pmMASS FOR PENTECOST SU...

Charles Kennedy Funeral - Additional Information

Posted by SCMO on 11th June 2015 in Christianity | Charles Kennedy, funeral, Fort William, additional
The funeral of Charles Kennedy MP, will take place in St. John the Evangelist, Caol, Fort William on Friday 12 June at 12 noon.   The Principal Celebrant will be Monsignor James MacNeil, Administrator of the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles. The Parish Priest Fr. Roddy McAuley, will preach the Homily.   The readings for the Mass will be:1st Reading: Ecclesiastes: 3:1-7, 11Psalm: 1392nd Reading: St. Paul's Letter to the Romans: 8:31-35, 37-39   Fourteen children from St. Columba s R.C. Primary school, Lochyside, which Charles Kennedy attended as a child, will sing the Psalm, O God, you search me and you know me . The family have chosen the following...

Elect individuals who reflect your beliefs Catholic voters told

Posted by SCMO on 19th November 2019 in Blogging |
Tuesday 19 November 2019   In a pastoral letter which will be read at all 500 Catholic churches in Scotland this weekend (23/24 November) Scotland's Catholic Bishops, will urge parishioners to participate in the 2019 General Election and to “elect an individual representative who reflects as closely as possible our beliefs”. Scotland’s Catholic Bishops warn that “a creeping intolerance towards religious belief” has become “a part of life”.   The letter goes on to reflect on a range of issues and urges catholic voters to raise them with their candidates. Among the subjects highlighted are:   Human Life - Voters are reminded that abortion, a...
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