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| 3 days ago | News Releases, Blogging
24 May
May 24
24th May 2017

The Bishop of Argyll and the Isles, Bishop Brian McGee has travelled to Barra to visit the families of Eilidh MacLeod and Laura MacIntyre. Both teenagers attended the concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday night, at which Salman Abedi launched a suicide bomb attack, killing 22 and injuring 64 concertgoers. Laura MacIntyre, 15, is in hospital with serious injuries, while her friend Eilidh MacLeod, 14, is still missing.   Bishop McGee joined local Parish Priest, Fr. John Paul MacKinnon visiting relatives of both girls last night (Tuesday) and saying Mass for the families this morning (Wednesday). After Mass the Bishop and Fr. John Paul visited Castlebay High School, where both girls were pupils, to speak to teachers and staff.   Bishop McGee said:   “This is a time ...

| 6 days ago | News Releases, Blogging
21 May
May 21
21st May 2017

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, should “verify in person that a patient seeking an abortion is not under pressure from a third party to undergo the abortion”. 6...

| 15th May 2017 | News Releases, Blogging
15 May
May 15
15th May 2017

Monday 15 May 2017 Society “will be judged on how it treats its poorest and most vulnerable citizens” say Scotland’s Catholic Bishops in pre-election letter. In a pastoral letter which will be read at all 500 Catholic churches in Scotland this weekend (20/21 May) Scotland's Catholic Bishops, will urge parishioners to participate in the 2017 General Election and to be informed by the teachings of the Church. The detailed statement will list; Human Life, Marriage and the Family, Poverty, Asylum and Religious Freedom as key areas. Will say; “Any laws which permit the wilful ending of life must always be rejected as reprehensible and unjust.” While urging Catholic voters, to “remind our politicians that abortion, assisted suicide and euthanasia are always morally unacceptable....

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