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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...

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

Posted by SCMO on 23rd October 2008 in Christianity |
...cribe the vote on the HFEA Bill in parliament on Wednesday 22 October as "a tragedy for our country" adding "as a direct consequence of this legislation the value of human life will be eroded even further in the United Kingdom."Cardinal O'Brien will also call on those campaigning in defence of life to channel as much energy as possible into influencing the electorate and not just the elected, in the form of MP's and MSP's. He will say; " We can of course rail against the failures of our parliamentarians, in Europe, in London or in Edinburgh.   We can apportion blame and lament inaction BUT we must also recognise that those elected by us, in our name, for the mo...

Bishops issue election message

Posted by SCMO on 22nd April 2010 in Christianity |
...Thursday 22 April 2010Catholic Bishops issue election message.Scotland's Catholic Bishops have released the text of a pre-election statement which will be made available to all of Scotland's 500 Catholic parishes.The statement titled " Make your faith count!" urges Catholic voters to  "think carefully before you cast your vote" and ask "Which candidate will best respect and protect your religious freedom and your freedom of conscience?"Commenting on the document, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, President of the Bishops' Conference said;"It is crucially important that apathy is not allowed to win in this election, I hope Catholic voters will make the cross count by quiz...

Church calls on BMA members to oppose decriminalisation of abortion

Posted by SCMO on 23rd June 2017 in Blogging |
...octors to vote on legalising abortion for any reason. On Tuesday 27th June, the British Medical Association (BMA) will vote on decriminalising abortion, potentially making it legal for any reason up to birth. The vote comes after MP’s voted in favour of Diana Johnson’s ten minute rule Bill urging decriminalisation in March. Although the parliamentary vote was largely symbolic and no further progress was made. If the 500 BMA delegates vote in favour campaigners such as BPAS (British Pregnancy Advisory Service) will begin pushing for a change in the law to completely decriminalise abortion.   Such a change would mean, abortions could be carried out leg...


Posted by SCMO on 10th May 2011 in Christianity |
...deliver a vote of thanks to the Parliament for its supportof the Papal visit last year, and urge a new effort to sidelineperpetrators of sectarian attitudes.   The Pope was greatly moved by the reception he received last year inScotland. The warmth of that Scottish welcome and the success of thevisit have been noted in many places and we must make sure that thereputation of the Scots for hospitality and good government is notmarred by the few whose attitudes and antics are all too readily andsadly, widely broadcast.  ENDSPeter KearneyDirectorCatholic Media Office5 St. Vincent PlaceGlasgowG1 2DH0141 221 116807968 122291pk@scmo.orgwww.scmo.orgNotes to Editors:1...

New Poll reveals Scots oppose Same Sex Marriage

Posted by SCMO on 14th March 2012 in Christianity |
...hether to vote in favour ofindependence for Scotland?MORE LIKELY TO vote FOR INDEPENDENCE = 2%; NO DIFFERENCE = 85%; LESSLIKELY TO vote FOR INDEPENDENCE = 11%3. Scotland for Marriage is a campaign to support marriage as the union of one man and one woman. This definition has served Scotland well down the centuries.We argue the case for marriage. We draw on a well-researched evidence base which shows that, although death and divorce may prevent it, children do best when raised by their married mother and father.We know that many ordinary Scots whatever their religious beliefs or lack of them will agree with and lend support to the Scotland for Marriage campaign.T...
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