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Banker’s bizarre plan for state control of religion

August 11th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

MSPs condemn Creative Scotland head’s comments on women priests.
– By IAN DUNN

The millionaire investment banker who heads up Scotland’s national art agency has been accused seeking ‘state control of religion.’ Ben Thomson, chair of Creative Scotland, has written to the Scottish Government urging them to legally force Catholics and Muslims to accept female priests and imams. In a private submission to the Scottish Government he said: “There seems to be a huge focus by politicians and media on the importance of the number of women in cabinet or corporate boards but there is little mention that there are no female Catholic priests or mullahs. “Most of the religions practised in the UK to some extent discriminate on the basis of gender and it is time we stopped supporting this exemption in our legislation.” The Equality Act 2010 includes an exemption from a general prohibition on gender discrimination if employment is for the purposes of an organised religion. Although equality legislation of this kind is not devolved... continue reading.

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Edinburgh’s Gillis Centre to close

August 14th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St Andrews & Edinburgh Archdiocese is to close the Gillis Centre, its 20-room bed and breakfast. continue reading...


Archbishop’s radical plan to decentralise St Andrews & Edinburgh curia

August 14th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Leo Cushley has unveiled radical plans to strip down the curia of St Andrews... continue reading.


Tributes paid to ‘much loved’ South Uist priest

August 14th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Tributes flooded in for a much-loved South Uist priest after his sad passing yesterday.... continue reading.


Financial pressure forces closure of St Ninian Institute

August 11th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

After five years the St Ninian Institute located at Dunkeld’s diocesan centre in Dundee is... continue reading.



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Parishioners give star swimmer great send-off

August 11 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

- Parishioners are preparing to cheer on one of their own as he gets...

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Join the revolution, US speaker tells young Catholics

August 4 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A popular Catholic keynote speaker and writer from the US has urged Scotland’s Catholic...

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Parishes give boost to Durban orphans

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Catholic teacher is number one hit at UK music awards

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Bishop offers nine young people the trip of a lifetime

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Opinion

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Lecture on equality from millionaire banker rings false

August 11 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

This week’s editorial leader - BY IAN DUNN ...

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Communities based on love of God

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Journalist BRANDON MCGINLEY writes a letter on true friendship from Catholic America. - BY BRANDON...

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Reaching for Christ when all seems lost

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Mass tourism can have a downside

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Consecration will purify the Church in Scotland

August 4 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS



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