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Cardinal O'Brien & Bishop Tartaglia continue opposition to HFEA Bill

Posted by SCMO on 10th April 2008 in Christianity |

Thursday 10 April.Cardinal Keith O'Brien has used "You Tube" to warn of the dangers in the Government's "human fertilisation and embryology Bill". In a 5 minute film which will be copied to DVD and sent to all UK MP's, the Cardinal reiterates his opposition to the creation of animal-human hybrid embryos and highlights recent opinion poll findings on the subject.The video can be viewed at or on "You Tube" at Cardinal's message follows a letter sent yesterday to MP's in the Diocese of Paisley by Bishop Philip Tartaglia urging them not to vote for the Bill. The letter is addressed to Douglas Alexander MP fo...

Cardinal calls for "Faith and Science" forum

Posted by SCMO on 28th March 2008 in Christianity |

EMBARGO 7.30PM FRIDAY 28 MARCH 2008Cardinal O'Brien calls for "Faith and Science" forum on embryology BillSpeaking at a Public Meeting in Kirkaldy this evening (28 March) on the ˜human fertilisation and embryology Bill , Cardinal Keith O'Brien will call for greater communication between faith leaders and scientists. He will say; "I see the way ahead through bringing together the Churches and peoples of all faiths, along with scientists who are involved at this present time". The Cardinal will add;" have been approached by MPs and asked by others in the media to consider meeting with leading scientists who are currently involved in this area. I would be only to...

Cardinal attacks "human fertilisation and embryology Bill"

Posted by SCMO on 20th March 2008 in Christianity |

Friday 20 March 2008Cardinal Keith O'Brien will   use his Easter Sunday Homily on 23 March 2008 to launch apowerful attack on the Government's   "human fertilisation and embryology Bill"   currently  going through Parliament.In the homily, the Cardinal will describe the proposed legislation as "amonstrous attack on human rights, human dignity and human life" adding "Insome other European countries one could be jailed for doing what we intendto make legal"Cardinal O'Brien will also accuse Gordon Brown of denying Labour MP's "theright to vote according to their conscience" and backing a law which will,"add to the 2.2 million human embryos already destroyed or ...

Cardinal O'Brien highlights the "barbaric indifference to the rights of the unborn"

Posted by SCMO on 23rd October 2008 in Christianity |

Friday 24 October 2008Cardinal O'Brien highlights the "barbaric indifference to the rights of the unborn" as 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of human Rights approaches.Speaking at the SPUC Scotland Conference in Glasgow tomorrow (Saturday 25 October) Cardinal Keith O'Brien will conclude that although a framework of universal human rights has been established across the world since the end of the Second World War, "the harsh reality is that the noble words of so many high blown declarations have been matched with a barbaric indifference to the rights of the unborn."The Cardinal will address the wider challenges facing the pro-life movement in Scotla...

Catholic Church "Appalled" at human fertilisation and embryology Bill

Posted by SCMO on 19th November 2007 in Christianity |

Scotland s two leading churchmen, Catholic Archbishops Cardinal Keith O Brien and Archbishop Mario Conti, have released a statement on the human fertilisation and embryology Bill prior to the House of Lords debate tomorrow, Monday 19 November.  Archbishop Conti, who is also Chairman of the Joint Catholic Bioethics Committee of Britain and Ireland, stated: We are frankly appalled at proposals which would allow the creation of organisms which cross the species barrier.   We call on the government to think again about the role of the human fertilisation and embryology Authority which has proved completely inadequate in dealing with ethical issues.   The bill ...

Cardinal responds to embryology critics

Posted by SCMO on 23rd March 2008 in Christianity |

Sunday 23 March 2008Cardinal responds to embryology critics.In an article in Scottish Sunday newspaper (Sunday Herald) today (23 March 2008), Cardinal Keith O'Brien reiterates his opposition to the Government's human fertilisation and embryology Bill and responds to some of the criticisms made of his stance. The full text of the article appears below.Peter Kearney  Director  Catholic Media Office5 St. Vincent PlaceGlasgow  G1 2DH  0141 221 116807968 122291"In my Easter Sunday homily this year I chose to highlight concerns about many aspects of the human fertilisation and embryology Bill. Reaction to my text, released on Good ...
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