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Euthanasia is a ‘sin against God’

November 21st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis denounces practice amid latest efforts to legalise assisted suicide in Scotland

Pope Francis has denounced euthanasia, describing it as ‘a sin against God,’ as the bishops of Scotland attempt to rally the Faithful against the latest effort to legalise assisted suicide here. Speaking to the Association of Italian Catholic Doctors on Saturday, the Pope said that it was a ‘false sense of compassion’ to think of euthanasia as an act of dignity. Meanwhile, the Scottish Parliament’s Health Committee is poised to consider the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill while parishioners are being urged by their bishops to sign a new petition against the bill. The petition should be available in all parishes shortly or online and says ‘as signatories to this petition we wish to express our opposition to assisted suicide and call on MSPs to resist the proposals of the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill presently before the Scottish Parliament. The right to life should be fully supported for all people. Assisted suicide will put... continue reading.

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Two Catholic MSPs promoted in Nicola Sturgeon’s cabinet

November 21st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two Catholics have been promoted to the Scottish Government cabinet by new First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. continue reading...

Pope to visit US and the Philippines in 2015

November 21st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis confirmed he will be attending the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in... continue reading.

School in Malawi honours an Airdrie teacher who died

November 21st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A newly built science lab in a Malawian school has been named in tribute to... continue reading.

‘We ask for dignity, not for charity’ for the hungry

November 20th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis appeals at UN meeting for more efforts to help those who are starving.... continue reading.



Strong in Faith: An Italian lesson for Scotland

November 21 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Mary Dougherty...


Helping people share in their own inheritance

November 14 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A new organisation is seeking to encourage the use of chant in Scottish parishes....


Pope gets special primary invitation

November 7 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


West Dunbartonshire Council to go ahead with its shared campus plans

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Notre Dame pupils’ Greener Glasgow wins

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Where does Scotland stand on assisted suicide?

November 21 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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Less people are going to church – whom to blame?

November 21 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Fr Ronald Rolhesier...


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  • Catholic Education Director Michael McGrath says he will defend those who conscientiously object to teaching about gay marriage.
  • Bishop John Keenan announces that Paisley Diocese will hold synod in 2016.
  • Scotland’s bishops get behind interfaith week.
  • Kevin McKenna on why he hopes Catholic leaders will attend Orange fest.
  • Peter Kearney on the CDF Colloquium at the Vatican on the theme The Complementarity of Man and Woman in Marriage.

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