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Catholic Church endorses Jewish call for end to anti-Semitism

Posted by SCMO on 23rd February 2015 in Christianity | Bishop John Keenan, anti-semitism, Jewish, community

Catholic Church endorses Jewish call for end to anti-Semitism. The Catholic Church in Scotland has endorsed the all-party statement condemning anti-Semitism and released by the Jewish community today. Bishop John Keenan, Bishop of Paisley said; "In 1965, Pope Paul VI in the document Nostra Aetate proclaimed; "in her rejection of every persecution against any man, the Church, mindful of the patrimony she shares with the Jews and moved not by political reasons but by the Gospel's spiritual love, decries hatred, persecutions, displays of anti-Semitism, directed against Jews at any time and by anyone.    This unequivocal denunciation of anti-Semitism ushered i...

Cardinal and Rabbi mark Catholic-Jewish link

Posted by SCMO on 16th November 2005 in Christianity |

In a historic ceremony on Tuesday 15 November 2005, the leaders of Scotland's Catholic and Jewish communities came together at the Edinburgh home of Cardinal Keith O'Brien to celebrate 40 years of friendship.  The reception was timed to mark the 40th anniversary of a document produced by the Catholic Church's Second Vatican Council, titled, "Nostra Aetate" (a Declaration On The Relation Of The Church To Non-Christian Religions).  This 1965 document was described by cardinal O'Brien as "truly a ground breaking document." He added, "it recognized the truths within the other religions of the world; it condemned religious discrimination and persecution, and specif...

Church spokesman writes of "anti- Catholic hostility"

Posted by SCMO on 28th November 2010 in Christianity |

Sunday 28 November 2010Church spokesman claims anti Catholic hostility in Scotland "deep and wide"In an article in today's Sunday Times, the Catholic Church spokesman writes that anti Catholic hostility in Scotland is "deep and wide". Peter Kearney claims that the recent controversy over the allegedly sectarian email sent by a senior SFA official to other SFA staff, may "simply be the tip of a disturbing iceberg of anti-Catholicism in Scottish society". He claims however that the episode has caused Catholics in Scotland to draw "a line in the sand." The full text is shown below.ENDSPeter KearneyDirectorCatholic Media Office5 St. Vincent PlaceGlasgowG1 2DH0141 22...

Catholic church’s anti bullying strategy sent to Scottish Labour leader

Posted by SCMO on 28th June 2017 in Blogging |

The Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Office, Anthony Horan has sent a copy of the Catholic church’s anti bullying strategy to Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale, after a controversial Tweet in which she suggested “inclusive education” was not supported in Catholic schools.   In a message to the Labour leader, Anthony Horan said; “Catholic schools challenge discrimination and bullying on any grounds. The Scottish Catholic Education Service (SCES) recently hosted a training day for teachers, which focused on anti-bullying and ensured all protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010 were covered.”   Mr Horan added; “A meet...

Catholic Church suggests Hate Crime review, offers opportunity to consolidate rather than separate legislation

Posted by SCMO on 29th November 2017 in Blogging |

Catholic Church suggests Hate Crime review, offers opportunity to consolidate rather than separate legislation     Church comments come in response to the Scottish Government’s Review of Hate Crime legislation, chaired by Lord Bracadale:     The review is charged with considering whether existing hate crime law represents the most effective approach for the justice system to deal with criminal conduct motivated by hatred, malice, ill-will or prejudice.     Commenting on the review, Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Office, Anthony Horan who submitted a detailed response on behalf of t...


Posted by SCMO on 14th March 2011 in Christianity |

CARDINAL CRITICISES GOVERNMENT S ANTI-CHRISTIAN FOREIGN POLICY - Monday 14March 2011(Embargoed 12.01am Tuesday 15 March 2011)  The UK s most senior Catholic has hit out at the British Foreign Secretaryfor operating an anti-Christian foreign policy . Cardinal Keith O Brien scomments come as the UK Government announced plans to double overseas aid toPakistan to more than £445 million, without requiring any commitment toreligious freedom for Christians.  Earlier this month the only Christian in the Pakistani government s cabinet,Shahbaz Bhatti, was shot dead by gunmen in Islamabad. He had previouslyspoken out against Pakistan s blasphemy laws.   Noting the ...
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