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Cardinal Addresses Catholic Headteachers

Posted by SCMO on 9th May 2005 in Christianity |
...for their support and added: I pray that your support for me will never fail! . Then he greeted each Cardinal individually by name.  On the occasion of his formal inauguration as Pope some further two days later, the Pope indicated: My real programme of governance is not to do my own will, not to pursue my own ideas, but to listen, together with the whole Church, to the word and will of God, to be guided by him, so that he himself will lead the Church at this hour of our history .  And then he went on to present a very simple pastoral homily on the two liturgical symbols which represented the inauguration of his ministry “ the pallium around his shoulders...
 

Cardinal O'Brien calls on politicians to " sustain rather than subvert Marriage"

Posted by SCMO on 22nd August 2012 in Christianity |
...heir past support in defence of marriage, the messagewill urge them to, "continue to act against efforts to redefine it"Endorsing the initiative Cardinal Keith O'Brien, President of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland said;"The Church's teaching on marriage is unequivocal, it is uniquely, the union of a man and a woman and it is wrong that Governments, politiciansor Parliaments should seek to alter or destroy that reality."Cardinal O'Brien added;"With this letter we will announce the creation of a National Commission for Marriage and the Family, a body which will be charged with promotingthe true nature of marriage, it will develop an online prescence and produc...
 

Open Letter on the 40th Anniversary of the Abortion Act

Posted by SCMO on 5th November 2007 in Christianity |
...fe and to support women in difficult circumstances. The law affects attitudes, but it does not itself compel anyone to have an abortion. Even without a change in the law the abortion rate could fall dramatically if enough minds and hearts were changed.The miraculous nature of human reproduction has become ever more apparent through recent advances in medical technology. In 1967 Ultrasound was a primitive tool. Ultrasound scanners today can reveal in extraordinary detail the development of a human life in the womb. Premature babies are now able to survive at ever younger ages. Developmental biology makes increasingly clear the beautiful and intricate processes of...
 

Barra Priest asks islanders to come together and pray together

Posted by SCMO on 27th May 2017 in Blogging |
...love and support, prayers and messages. Their hearts are broken, their lives have changed forever but they are lifted up by the love and support of their island and also by the wider world.”   While urging parishioners, to “Come together, be together and pray, pray continuously as the early Apostles and followers of Jesus did in their own time of need.” “Praying to the Holy Spirit to come down upon our islands and communities and families and especially upon the MacLeod Family & MacIntyre Family.”   Referring to 14 year old Eilidh MacLeod, he will say;   “God has a special place for our dear beautiful Eilidh, she will be uni...
 

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

Posted by SCMO on 23rd October 2008 in Christianity |
...ome, they support abortion because society supports abortion, they support embryo experiments because society supports embryo experiments and they support the genetic testing and potential discarding of the unborn because society does. Our fight, our battle “ your quarrel should not therefore be solely with the elected but with the electorate!"The full text of Cardinal O'Brien's address is shown below:ENDSPeter Kearney  Director  Catholic Media Office  5 St. Vincent Place  Glasgow  G1 2DH  0141 221 116807968 122291  pk@scmo.org  www.scmo.orgNote to editors:1. SPUC (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children) Day Conference, Saturday October 25th 20...
 

Roman Catholic Church in Scotland launches campaign in support of farming and fishing communities

Posted by SCMO on 14th March 2001 in Christianity |
...whatever support may be necessary. In addition, every parish in the country is being asked to start, as soon as possible, to hold special services to implore the Lord to deliver us from this time of trial. We are people who believe in the power of prayer. Now is the time to demonstrate that faith, by our prayers and works."We cannot sit idly by and watch families torn apart as they see their livelihood at sea and on land disappear. I feel desperately sorry for the fishing families who face ruin unless some form of help can be offered to them. I watch in horror the funeral pyres of prize herds, and offer my deepest sympathy to farm workers who have seen their li...
 
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