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Freedom to disagree must be protected, say Scotland’s Bishops

Posted by SCMO on 29th July 2020 in Blogging |
New Hate Crime Bill – the freedom to disagree must be protected, say Scotland’s Bishops Wednesday 29 July 2020The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s new Hate Crime and Public Order Bill. In a submission to the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee the Conference has stated that any new law must be ‘carefully weighed against fundamental freedoms, such as the right to free speech, freedom of expression, and freedom of thought, conscience and religion.’ The bill proposes to modernise, consolidate and extend hate crime legislation in Scotland, including introducing a new offence of stirring up hatred, possession...
 

Cardinal O'Brien asks Prime Minster to amend HFEA Bill

Posted by SCMO on 28th October 2008 in Christianity |
Tuesday 28 October 2008Cardinal O'Brien asks Prime Minster to amend HFEA BillIn an open letter sent today (Tuesday 28 October 2008) to Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Cardinal Keith O'Brien has described Schedule 3 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill as "potentially most harmful". In his letter he draws the Prime Minister's attention to the fact that the Bill "provides for taking tissue from incapacitated adults and children without their consent" and adds that "the grotesque implications of these procedures are utterly horrifying". The full text of the Cardinal's letter is shown below.ENDSPeter KearneyDirectorCatholic Media Office5 St. Vincent PlaceGlas...
 

Cardinal O'Brien welcomes publication of Vatican document on human life.

Posted by SCMO on 14th December 2008 in Christianity |
12 December 2008 Cardinal O'Brien welcomes publication of Vatican document on human life. Cardinal Keith O'Brien has welcomed the publication earlier today of the Vatican document "Dignitas personae" on the subject of biomedical research. The document prepared by the 'Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith' (CDF) and approved by Pope Benedict XVI, was launched at a press conference in Rome earlier today. Speaking after the launch, Cardinal O'Brien said; "I welcome this unambiguous teaching document which affirms the church's view that human beings are entitled to dignity and respect from the moment of conception and posses an absolute right to life. Sadly, i...
 

CARDINAL ASKS MP's TO "CAMPAIGN IN SUPPORT OF LIFE"

Posted by SCMO on 12th May 2004 in Christianity |
Wednesday, May 12, 2004  STRICT EMBARGO 11.00 WEDNESDAY 12 MAY 2004  CARDINAL ASKS MP's TO "CAMPAIGN IN SUPPORT OF LIFE"  During a sermon delivered during Mass in the Crypt of the House of Commons in London on Wednesday 12 May, Cardinal Keith Patrick O'Brien, told MP's that the church and politics were "autonomous", but co-operation "served the common good" and called on politicians to attend to the "concerns of society".  Among others, the Cardinal listed concerns about international terrorism and what he described as "the defence of life itself" - in a reference to the plight of the unborn, Cardinal O'Brien said;  "I lament deeply our present culture and...
 

Catholic Church Condemns Cloning Decision.

Posted by SCMO on 27th February 2002 in Christianity |
No matter how often it is repeated, the distinction between reproductive and therapeutic cloning remains specious. embryos are human beings, whether implanted in the womb and carried to term, or reproduced and then destroyed in the laboratory. To create embryos purely with intent to destroy them soon afterwards, is a most profound attack on the dignity and sanctity of human life.  Archbishop Mario Conti, a member of the Catholic Bishops Joint Bioethics Committee, commented; "The Catholic Church has consistently called for a total ban on human cloning as a gross and unjustified interference in the natural processes of human reproduction. We should not initiate a...
 

Catholic leaders back adult stem cell research with grant

Posted by SCMO on 18th May 2008 in Christianity |
Catholic leaders back adult stem cell research with grantThe presidents of the Catholic Bishops conferences of England & Wales, Scotland and Ireland today announced the award of a £25,000 grant, funded from a special Day for Life collection, to support adult stem cell research in the UK.  The donation has been made to Novussanguis, an international research consortium on cord blood and adult stem cells for therapeutic aims that was launched in Paris on 14 May, 2008. We support scientific research that seeks to cure disease and suffering, said the Cardinals. The HFE Bill has focused on embryonic stem cell research. In fact, much greater progress has alre...
 
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