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Catholic Church urges Government to drop Gender Recognition Reform Bill

Posted by SCMO on 17th March 2020 in Blogging |
...lf of the Bishops Conference of Scotland – which has made its own submission to the Consultation – I wish to express deep misgivings concerning the proposed Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill. Together with a growing number of other voices in our society, the Catholic Church in Scotland is of the view that the proposed changes to the existing legislation risk creating grave medical, social and legal complications which will prove difficult to resolve and a source of harm to those they concern.   I am writing therefore to express the wish that this proposed legislation is not adopted.   True clinical gender dysphoria is a real, if reasonably rare...
 

Cardinal calls for Re-Christianisation of Scotland

Posted by SCMO on 28th November 2003 in Christianity |
...Cardinal O'Brien calls for national effort to re-Christianise Scotland and reminds Scots of 1600 years of Christian history and urges resistance to tide of secularisation, especially concerning the celebration of Christmas.  At a National Mass to mark the appointment of Cardinal Keith Patrick O'Brien to the College of Cardinals, Cardinal O'Brien used his homily to deliver a strong defence of Scotland's Christian values and to urge Christians in other denominations and all people of good will, to do likewise.  He concluded with a call, to:  "all our peoples to reconsider the basic Christian message which has been handed on and lived in our country for almost 2...
 

St. Andrew's Conference

Posted by SCMO on 30th November 2012 in Christianity |
...The Bishops Conference of Scotland will host an international Conference in Glasgow on Saturday 1 December 2012 to mark the Church s ˜Year of Faith .The ˜St. Andrew s Conference which will be attended by over 300 delegates will provide a platform for guest speakers from around the world to address Pope Benedict XVI s call for a new evangelisation.The speakers will include; Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop of Sydney, Professor George Weigel, one of America's leading public intellectuals, and the biographer of the late Pope John Paul II and the papal Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Archbishop Antonio Mennini.The Conference will be hosted by Archbishop Phil...
 

Reform of the House of Lords- Response of the Roman Catholic Bishops of Scotland

Posted by SCMO on 7th February 1999 in Christianity |
...In  expressing their gratitude for the opportunity to make a submission to the Royal Commission in the reform of the House of Lords, the Catholic Bishops Scotland welcomed the Government's stated intention of looking "for ways increasing the representation in The Lords of other religious traditions"  The Bishops considered that it would be inappropriate for Bishops of the Roman Catholic Church to take up seats in the reformed House of Lords."Our preferred solution", stated the Bishops, " would be for the appointment of lay people, of wisdom and experience, to the House of Lords with the explicit mandate of representing the interests and concerns of the Roman C...
 

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...
 

Bishops will travel to Rome this week on their five-yearly, 'Ad limina' visit

Posted by SCMO on 25th February 2003 in Christianity |
...Scotland's Catholic Bishops will travel to Rome this week on their five-yearly, 'Ad limina' visit. The visit required by church law, obliges the Bishops of each country to travel to Rome, meet the Pope and in acknowledging his universal jurisdiction, make a report to him of the state of each diocese in Scotland. (see explanatory note below) The following members of the Bishops' Conference will travel to Rome and remain there from Monday 3 March until Saturday 8 March:Archbishop Keith O'Brien, President of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland and Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh. Archbishop Mario Conti, Vice-President of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland...
 
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