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Church spokesman writes of "anti- Catholic hostility"

Posted by SCMO on 28th November 2010 in Christianity |
Sunday 28 November 2010Church spokesman claims anti Catholic hostility in Scotland "deep and wide"In an article in today's Sunday Times, the Catholic Church spokesman writes that anti Catholic hostility in Scotland is "deep and wide". Peter Kearney claims that the recent controversy over the allegedly sectarian email sent by a senior SFA official to other SFA staff, may "simply be the tip of a disturbing iceberg of anti-Catholicism in Scottish society". He claims however that the episode has caused Catholics in Scotland to draw "a line in the sand." The full text is shown below.ENDSPeter KearneyDirectorCatholic Media Office5 St. Vincent PlaceGlasgowG1 2DH0141 22...
 

Catholic church’s anti bullying strategy sent to Scottish Labour leader

Posted by SCMO on 28th June 2017 in Blogging |
The Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Office, Anthony Horan has sent a copy of the Catholic church’s anti bullying strategy to Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale, after a controversial Tweet in which she suggested “inclusive education” was not supported in Catholic schools.   In a message to the Labour leader, Anthony Horan said; “Catholic schools challenge discrimination and bullying on any grounds. The Scottish Catholic Education Service (SCES) recently hosted a training day for teachers, which focused on anti-bullying and ensured all protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010 were covered.”   Mr Horan added; “A meet...
 

Catholic Church suggests Hate Crime review, offers opportunity to consolidate rather than separate legislation

Posted by SCMO on 29th November 2017 in Blogging |
Catholic Church suggests Hate Crime review, offers opportunity to consolidate rather than separate legislation     Church comments come in response to the Scottish Government’s Review of Hate Crime legislation, chaired by Lord Bracadale: http://www.gov.scot/About/Review/Hate-Crime-Legislation     The review is charged with considering whether existing hate crime law represents the most effective approach for the justice system to deal with criminal conduct motivated by hatred, malice, ill-will or prejudice.     Commenting on the review, Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Office, Anthony Horan who submitted a detailed response on behalf of t...
 

Catholic Church warns against restricting free speech

Posted by SCMO on 24th March 2019 in Blogging |
Sunday 24 March 2019   The Catholic Church has questioned the use of specific aggravations in the prosecution of hate crimes in Scotland. In a submission to the Scottish Government’s consultation on hate crimes, the church has raised concerns about the growing use of specific aggravations in law, which risk creating a growing “hierarchy of protected characteristics”.   In an endorsement of the right to freedom of expression, the church submission warns that in a climate of heightened sensitivity, the definition of ‘hate’ has become contentious and open to misuse. The submission states: “care must be taken to allow room for debate and a robust e...
 

CARDINAL CRITICISES GOVERNMENT’S “ANTI-CHRISTIAN FOREIGN POLICY”

Posted by SCMO on 14th March 2011 in Christianity |
CARDINAL CRITICISES GOVERNMENT S ANTI-CHRISTIAN FOREIGN POLICY - Monday 14March 2011(Embargoed 12.01am Tuesday 15 March 2011)  The UK s most senior Catholic has hit out at the British Foreign Secretaryfor operating an anti-Christian foreign policy . Cardinal Keith O Brien scomments come as the UK Government announced plans to double overseas aid toPakistan to more than £445 million, without requiring any commitment toreligious freedom for Christians.  Earlier this month the only Christian in the Pakistani government s cabinet,Shahbaz Bhatti, was shot dead by gunmen in Islamabad. He had previouslyspoken out against Pakistan s blasphemy laws.   Noting the...
 

Cardinal O'Brien contributes to Summit on Sectarianism.

Posted by SCMO on 14th February 2005 in Christianity |
Cardinal O'Brien contributes to Summit on Sectarianism.  Speaking at this morning's ' Summit on Sectarianism' hosted by Scotland's First Minister Jack McConnell Cardinal Keith O'Brien welcomed the initiative and stressed the willingness of the Catholic Church to contribute to such an anti-sectarian event.  In his contribution, the Cardinal highlighted two themes; the Act of Settlement as a hindrance to religious tolerance and the benefits of a Charter of Religious Freedom.  Referring to the Act of Settlement, the Cardinal said;  "Although it may be argued that this is a piece of arcane legislation very unlikely to affect any of Scotland s Catholics directly...
 
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