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Catholics take lead in combating harms of pornography addiction

April 19th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Upcoming ‘porn block’ in the UK is welcomed by campaigners, but free speech concerns are highlighted by Church

Catholics have welcomed an upcoming age block on pornography in the UK, which is due to be implemented in the coming months, and said the Church can take a lead on combating the harms of porn addiction. It was announced this week that age-verification for porn sites will be introduced on July 15. Once introduced, adults will have to prove they are over 18 by registering their details or buying a voucher, in order to access porn.   Free speech Catholics who help combat addiction and the Church in Scotland have welcomed the move, though caution that freedom of speech must be protected from government censorship. Matt Fradd is a Catholic author and speaker on the subject of porn in the US. He has recently launched a new 21-day programme Strive21 to deliver people from the harms of pornography addiction. “I’m excited about the UK porn ban,” he said. “It won’t stop young people trying to access porn... continue reading.

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MP highlights value of Catholic teaching in politics as parliament marks 100 years of Catholic emancipation

April 19th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A SCOTTISH MP has said that Catholic Social Teaching can help provide politicians with an important guide to building a ‘more just world.’ continue reading...


Christ’s resurrection provides hope, Sturgeon says in first Easter message to Christian community

April 19th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The ‘story of Christ’s death and resurrection provides hope and inspiration for millions of people... continue reading.


Former Church of Scotland moderator stunned by Pope’s peace plea at historic first gathering

April 19th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis 'shocked the world' last week when he kissed the feet of South Sudan’s... continue reading.


SCIAF granted audience with the Pope to discuss child trafficking

April 19th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The work of SCIAF and other Catholic organisations to eradicate human trafficking has been recognised... continue reading.


Bishop praises anti-nuke campaigners as a ‘thorn’ in establishment’s side

April 19th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop William Nolan praised peace campaigners as a ‘thorn in the side of UK government,... continue reading.



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‘Free speech champion’ is pro-life Student of the Year

April 19 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A student lawyer who fought for the affiliation of pro-life societies at two Glasgow...

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Carfin dad set to climb Scotland’s highest peak in memory of son Joe

April 12 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Motherwell Diocese parishioner is getting set to tackle Great Britain’s highest mountain later this...

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St Romero to inspire young people in Edinburgh

April 5 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Glasgow parish home to refugees highlights the joy they bring to communities

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Anderston primary’s 100-year-old St Patrick statue gets a clean-up

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Opinion

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He is risen: the great drama of Holy Week

April 19 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

It’s one of the busiest times for a priest, but also one of the...

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Outrage culture is too quick to condemn and denounce

April 12 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Amid the ever-changing winds of an unmoored society, the Church offers concrete moral direction,...

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Life should not be a constant stuggle: leisure and rest find great support in Catholic tradition

April 5 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Faith in home, school and parish: how can we best form young people as 21st-century disciples?

April 5 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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A hundred Scottish welcomes to Catholics from abroad

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Latest edition

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  • Parish refurb set to ‘light up Bishopbriggs’
  • Help boost pro-life vigil as Easter approaches
  • A moveable feast built upon a rock, By Gerald Warner
  • Hugh Dougherty explores how we can fill the pews on a Sunday
  • In the last of his Saintly Journeys through Lent series, Dr Harry Schnitker looks at the saints who have shown us the way of contrition

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