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Religious leaders comment on G8

Posted by SCMO on 8th June 2005 in Christianity |
PRESS RELEASE  Religious Leaders of Scotland meet tomorrow (9 June) at 10.15 am at Renfield St. Stephen's Church Centre, (Blythswood Hall), 260 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JP to issue a statement on the eradication of poverty.  You are invited to send a photographers/camera crew.  Statement of the Religious Leaders on Make Poverty History and the G8  We, the leaders and representatives of Scotland s diverse faith communities wish to wholeheartedly support the Make Poverty History Campaign in its efforts to eradicate the scandal of global poverty. We stand together, united in the belief in the dignity of all human beings. The scar of poverty is one of the great...
 

New Poll reveals Scots oppose Same Sex Marriage

Posted by SCMO on 14th March 2012 in Christianity |
...Scotland supports marriage with an overwhelming majority believing that wherever possible every child should be raised by a mother and a father""There is clearly no support whatsoever for a society which creates in law a situation which deliberately deprives a child of a mother or a father""I hope that the Scottish Government will consider these findings very carefully and accept that objections to their proposals are not primarily religious but exist widely across society among people of all faiths and none"   There simply is not majority support for this very contentious and divisive issue. Although this issue is one of general concern across the whole of...
 

Making The Cross Count - A Pre-Election Message from the Scottish Catholic Bishops

Posted by SCMO on 17th May 2001 in Christianity |
...aw should support marriage, help families and recognise the value of child-rearing.Urgent consideration should be given to rewarding those fathers and mothers who choose to sacrifice their own career, for a period, to devote themselves full-time to their children. We call on an in-coming Government to come up with creative proposals to reward the work of child-rearing, respecting parents' freedom of choice ¦ no mother or father should be coerced into work at the expense of their children's welfare.The new Government should seek dialogue with broadcasters, parents and other interested parties with a view to offering greater guidance as to the nature and content...
 

Catholic Church pledges support for Philippines

Posted by SCMO on 15th November 2013 in Christianity |
...Catholic Church pledges support for Philippines15 November 2013Following the devastation caused in the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan last week, the President of the Bishops Conference of Scotland, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia has written to his counterpart Archbishop Palma in Manila promising both spiritual and financial support for those affected, from Scotland s Catholic community.The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF)   has already pledged £250,000 towards the relief effort and continues to collect contributions which so far have amounted to over £200,000.The full text of the letter is shown below.ENDSPeter KearneyDirectorCatholic Media Off...
 

Archbishop O'Brien's Pastoral Visit to Romania

Posted by SCMO on 16th September 2003 in Christianity |
...fans who support him have a lot to be proud of in the provision of these beautiful homes for abandoned young people. I feel privileged to be associated with the great work going on here. It is a real expression of the Gospel in action"  The following day the Archbishop returned to Darmanesti for the solemn Dedication of the new Church. The celebration began at the train station where Cardinal Meisner from Cologne joined Archbishop O'Brien and the local Bishop Petru Gerghil on an open horse-drawn carriage. Accompanied by twelve outriders bearing standards: the papal colours, the Romanian National flag and a Marian standard: the procession wound its way along th...
 

Cardinal calls for Re-Christianisation of Scotland

Posted by SCMO on 28th November 2003 in Christianity |
...ave added support for them in their early years of married life; to give appropriate help in bringing up their children; and as they live out their married life to be enabled to learn from those in stable unions.  At a recent meeting of the National Secretariat for the Laity of our Catholic Church, representatives of the main organizations, groups and movements in our Church, with a particular focus on working with families, spoke out about marriage and family life. Among other things they said the following:   It is in the best interests of Scottish society, and is therefore a duty incumbent on all who are active in public life, to respect and foster family l...
 
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