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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...
 

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia & Cardinal Vincent Nichols sign joint statement on abortion

Posted by SCMO on 25th October 2017 in Blogging |

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia & Cardinal Vincent Nichols sign joint statement on abortion 23 October 2017 The Presidents of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales & The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland have released a joint Statement on Abortion to mark the 50th anniversary of the Royal Assent of the Abortion Act which takes place on Friday 27th October 2017. The full text of the statement together with an executive summary are shown below: Executive Summary This statement, published by the Catholic Bishops of England, Wales and Scotland, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 UK Abortion Act, is addressed not onl...
 

400 Aniversary Mass for St. John Ogilvie

Posted by SCMO on 10th March 2015 in Christianity | anniversary, mass, St John Ogilvie, Bishop Tartaglia

Pope Francis has sent a special envoy to Glasgow to mark the 400th anniversary of the martyrdom of St John Ogilvie, Scotland s only post-reformation canonised Catholic martyr. Cardinal Cormac Murphy O Connor “ the former Archbishop of Westminster - has been asked by the Holy Father to be his special envoy at a Mass in St Andrew s Cathedral, Glasgow at 7.30pm on March 10, St John Ogilvie s feast day.In his homily, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia will highlight attacks on religious freedom, which he will claim, is: "fragile, not always recognised, not always respected, in some places denied, leading, as we know, to persecution, sectarianism and brutality. St John ...
 

Scotland "inextricably linked" to Christian heritage

Posted by SCMO on 19th May 2005 in Christianity |

...the 900th anniversary of the death of the Saintly Margaret Queen and Patroness of Scotland; In 1997 we celebrated the 1600th anniversary of the arrival of St Ninian on the shores of Whithorn and in that same year we celebrated the 1400th anniversary of the death of St Columba on Iona; Then just a few years ago we also celebrated the 1400th anniversary of St Mungo of Glasgow.  At the beginning of the third millennium we were taken back to our Christian roots and again quoting the words of John Paul II: The whole of Christian history appears to us as a single river into which many tributaries pour their waters. The Year 2000 invite us to gather with renewed fide...
 

Scotland's Catholic Bishops meet the Pope

Posted by SCMO on 3rd April 2003 in Christianity |

...the 900th anniversary of the death of St Margaret in 1993; the 1600th anniversary of the arrival of St Ninian in Galloway in 1997; and the 1400th anniversary of the death of St Columba on Island of Iona in 1997. During this present year we celebrate the 1400th anniversary of the death of St Mungo the Patron Saint of Glasgow. These celebrations have highlighted the pivotal role our faith has played in the life of our nation.Although it is only five years since the Bishops of Scotland were last with you, it is almost 700 years since our illustrious predecessors in the Scottish Catholic Church begged the indulgence of your own holy predecessor John XXII. On April 6...
 

Open Letter on the 40th anniversary of the Abortion Act

Posted by SCMO on 5th November 2007 in Christianity |

...The 40th anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act is an important moment for reflection. It gives us all an opportunity to seek to cherish human life and to support women in difficult circumstances. The law affects attitudes, but it does not itself compel anyone to have an abortion. Even without a change in the law the abortion rate could fall dramatically if enough minds and hearts were changed.The miraculous nature of human reproduction has become ever more apparent through recent advances in medical technology. In 1967 Ultrasound was a primitive tool. Ultrasound scanners today can reveal in extraordinary detail the development of a human life in the womb. Premat...
 
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