scmo_banner_news.jpg


| 23rd February 2010 | Modified: 20th October 2014 | Christianity, News Releases | Seen 45 times | Liked 0 times

23 February
Feb 23
23rd February 2010

Tuesday 23 February 2010

Reacting to comments made by Jim Murphy MP today on suggesting that "religion should play a role in British politics", Cardinal Keith O'Brien said;

"Any recognition of the role played by faith and religion in society is to be welcomed. However a tangible example by the Government over the last decade that it acknowledged or endorsed religious values would also have been welcomed. Instead we have witnessed this Government undertake a systematic and unrelenting attack on family values. This is a charge I personally put to Gordon Brown when we met in 2008 and I have seen no evidence since then to suggest anything has changed."

Cardinal O'Brien added;  

"When introducing legislation to permit experimentation on and destruction of human embryos the objections of the church and other faiths were ignored. When introducing legislation to permit civil partnerships and same sex adoption the objections of the church and other faiths were ignored. In refusing to tackle the soaring toll of abortions, the views of the church and other faiths were ignored. Most recently in advancing legislation which would completely and permanently undermine religious freedom this Government has taken no note whatsoever of the concerns of people of faith."

ENDS

Peter Kearney
Director
Catholic Media Office
5 St. Vincent Place
Glasgow
G1 2DH
0141 221 1168
07968 122291
pk@scmo.org
www.scmo.org

Posted by . You can also subscribe to email updates.

Like   Back to Top   Seen 45 times   Liked 0 times

Subscribe to Updates

If you enjoyed this, why not subscribe to free email updates ?

Subscribe to News updates

Enter your email address to be notified of new posts:

Subscribe to:

Alternatively, you can subscribe via RSS

‹ Return to News

We never share or sell your email address to anyone.

I've already subscribed / don't show me this again

Recent Posts

Scottish Bishops offer thanks to Nuncio

| 20th January 2017 | Blogging

His Excellency Archbishop Antonio Mennini, who has served as Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain since December 2010, has been appointed by Pope Francis to serve in the Holy See Secretariat of State and will take up his new post in Rome next month.   Reacting to the announcement, Archbishop Phi...

Bishop pays tribute to former MP who became a Priest

| 24th December 2016 | Blogging

24 December 2016   Bishop pays tribute to former MP who became a Priest.   Bishop William Nolan, the Bishop of Galloway has paid tribute to Fr. George Thompson who died peacefully yesterday (23 December 2016) aged 88 at Senwick Nursing Home in Borgue.   Bishop Nolan said: “Fa...

Archbishop Tartaglia urges DWP to reconsider Job Centre closures

| 14th December 2016 | Blogging

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia has expressed concern at a proposal to close half of Glasgow’s job centres.   &...

Appointment of Baroness Helen Liddell as Chair of Independent Review Group

| 05th December 2016 | Blogging

Monday 5 December 2016   The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland has today announced that Baroness Helen Lidde...