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Scots support reduced abortion time limits and statutory waiting period

Posted by SCMO on 21st May 2017 in Blogging |
A new poll out today (Sunday 21 May) shows that most people (60%) would like to see time limits for abortions reduced, among women the figure is 70%. ComRes interviewed 2,008 British adults online between 12th and 14th May 2017. Data was weighted to be representative of all GB adults. 61% of Scottish respondents opposed any moves towards making it mandatory for doctors to have to participate in abortion procedures against their will, while 51% oppose moves to compel pharmacists to prescribe a pill against their will, if they believe that pill will end the life of an unborn child. The poll also showed overwhelming support (76%) for the proposal that doctors, sh...

Barra Priest asks islanders to come together and pray together

Posted by SCMO on 27th May 2017 in Blogging |
Fr. John Paul MacKinnon, parish priest on the island of Barra will urge the island community to come together and pray together this weekend as the islands of Barra & Vatersay struggle to come to terms with “a devastating week”.   Preaching at Mass tomorrow (Sunday 28 May) he will say:   “A week which began normally for so many has turned out to be real “living nightmare” especially for two of our island families. Today we face the reality that one of our teenage girls- Laura MacIntyre, aged only 15, is in Hospital in Manchester fighting for her life with her parents by her bedside. And sadly another of our beautiful teenage girls- Ei...

Funeral of Eilidh MacLeod

Posted by SCMO on 5th June 2017 in Blogging |
The funeral Mass for Eilidh MacLeod, will take place at 11.15am today (Monday 5 June 2017) in the church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Castlebay, Barra. Parish Priest, Fr John Paul MacKinnon will celebrate the Mass which will also be relayed to mourners in nearby Castlebay Hall.   In his introduction, Fr. MacKinnon will say:   “My dear brothers and sisters- today we come together here on our beautiful island of Barra as a family, as “one big family”, to pray as a family for our dear beautiful Eilidh MacLeod. Eilidh was taken from us at such a young age- and we are hurting and in pain with the loss of Eilidh from our lives.”   In...

Scottish Bishops ask First Minister for renewed discussions and dialogue on abortion

Posted by SCMO on 17th November 2017 in Blogging |
Friday 17 November 2017   Scotland’s Catholic Bishops have today (Friday 17 November) published a letter sent to the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, urging her to engage in renewed discussions and dialogue on the issue of abortion.   Their letter, which is copied to Shona Robison, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport and Aileen Campbell, Minister for Public Health and Sport, follows the recent fiftieth anniversary of the Abortion Act (1967) which took place on 27 October, last month.   The Bishops write that “the Church continues to speak up for the intrinsic value of human life and the good of both the child in the womb and its mothe...

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:     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...

Bishop welcomes new Justice and Peace appointment.

Posted by SCMO on 9th January 2003 in Christianity |
Bishop John Mone today (Monday 1st September), welcomed the appointment of Dr Richard McCready to the post of National Secretary of the Catholic Bishops' Justice and Peace Commission. Bishop Mone said; "I am very pleased that Richard has accepted this appointment and especially pleased that this important post has now been filled." He added:" I am looking forward to working with him in the future and join the staff of our Justice and Peace Commission and the whole Catholic community in Scotland in wishing him every success in his work." Speaking from the Commission's Glasgow office, as he took up his post Richard McCready said: "I am delighted to have been a...
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