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Battle against secularism is priority for Christians says Cardinal Battle against secularism is priority for Christians says Cardinal

Posted by SCMO on 30th August 2004 in Christianity |
...roots of Christianity in Scotland. Just a few years before the great jubilee of the year 2000 in 1997 at the request of Pope John Paul II, the Christians of Scotland commemorated St Ninian s journey back to his native land bringing the Christian Faith.  We have with us those two heirs to that long and proud Christian tradition in our country “ Bishop Maurice and Bishop John. They in the restored Hierarchy of Scotland are respectively the sixth and seventh Bishops of Galloway, following the long and proud tradition of bishops in this area. When preaching at Bishop John s Episcopal Ordination I remembered those words in stone in the crypt of the Scots ColIege...

Cardinal calls for "freedom of religious expression"

Posted by SCMO on 9th December 2010 in Christianity |
...ularly of Christianity, that is taking place in some quarters, even in nations which place a great emphasis on tolerance .And he went on to state that: There are those who would advocate that the voice of religion be silenced, or at least relegated to the purely private sphere. There are those who argue that the public celebration of festivals such as Christmas should be discouraged, in the questionable belief that it might somehow offend those of other religions or none. And there are those who argue “ paradoxically with intention of eliminating discrimination “ that Christians in public roles should be required at times to act against their conscience ....

Archbishop Mario Conti issues Statement on marriage

Posted by SCMO on 9th October 2011 in Christianity |
...acterised Christianity, most notably compassion for the disadvantaged and a desire to build inclusive social structures. It is a society, however, which increasingly tolerates sexual promiscuity, while reacting strongly, and rightly so, to all instances of sexual abuse.However the question would not be asked were it not for the increasing acceptance, wittingly or unwittingly, of a particular ideology which considers all structures and ethical systems as inimical to human freedom.   It places personal autonomy above even physical realities so that, for example, the very determination of one s own sex and gender is regarded as an issue of choice “ even a suppo...

Bishop Tartaglia welcomes Prime Minster's recognition of "Christian values"

Posted by SCMO on 21st December 2011 in Christianity |
...21 December 2011Archbishop Tartaglia welcomes Prime Minster's recognition of "Christian values"In a letter to Prime Minster David Cameron, Bishop Philip Tartaglia has welcomed his acknowledgment of "the fundamental contribution of Christianity to British society". Commenting on a speech delivered at Oxford University by the Prime Minster to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, Archbishop Tartaglia welcomed the Prime Minster's words which he said came at a time when "many of us are concerned that freedom of religion, understood not simply as freedom to worship, but also as freedom to express and teach our faith, is in danger of being eroded in the...

Archbishop warns politicians against attempts to “redefine nature”

Posted by SCMO on 25th March 2012 in Christianity |
...Archbishop warns politicians against attempts to redefine nature In a strongly worded sermon, delivered in the presence of representatives of Scottish civil and political life and the Papal Ambassador to Britain, Archbishop Mario Conti of Glasgow will warn against changes in the law designed to recreate society and redefine nature .In his sermon to mark the seventh anniversary of the election of Pope Benedict XVI, the Archbishop   will echo the Pope s words at Westminster Hall in which the Pontiff warned against the dangers of accepting the ideas of those who would exclude Christianity from having any influence in public life.  The Archbishop will say: T...

Cardinal's Easter Homily

Posted by SCMO on 3rd April 2012 in Christianity |
...ularly of Christianity, thatis taking place in some quarters, even in nations which place a greatemphasis on tolerance .  Those words were a great clarion call for Christians at this present time toemphasise that no governments or public bodies should be frightened ofChristians and their influence.   Rather, they should seek closercollaboration with them as having something important to say and to do “namely to offer their services in whatever way to those in any sort of needin our country.   Marginalisation of religion should not be taking place atthis present time “ rather the opposite.   Here in our own country where wedo place a great emphasis on t...
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