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1-FUNERAL

Humanist society slammed over Catholic funeral poverty claims

November 17th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Church says secular attack on burial advice is ‘cynical’ and ‘disingenuous’

The Humanist Society Scotland has been condemned for peddling ‘disingenuous’ and ‘vindictive’ claims that the Catholic Church is responsible for funeral poverty. The society used a post on Facebook this week to wrongly claim that the Church forbade cremations on economic grounds, which they said could push struggling Catholic families into funeral poverty and thus damage the mental health of grieving families. Many faith traditions like Islam and Judaism insist on burial of the deceased, however the Catholic Church states burial is preferable but it has no doctrinal objection to cremation ‘chosen because of sanitary, economic or social considerations,’ provided it does not overturn the ‘explicitly stated or the reasonably inferable wishes of the deceased faithful.’ A Humanist Society Scotland (HSS) spokesman refused to retract their statement after being informed of its inaccuracy. The Catholic Church said the secular campaign group’s remarks were ‘disingenuous but sadly predictable.’ “Many people request Catholic funeral services and burials... continue reading.

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1-FIRST-MINISTER-STURGEON

Scotland’s bishops ask Sturgeon for ‘renewed discussions’ on abortion

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Scotland’s bishops have asked First Minister Nicola Sturgeon for renewed discussions on the issue of abortion. continue reading...


Pope echoes Scottish bishops as he says no nation should have nukes

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Catholic school teachers to join strike actions

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Youth

7-SACRED-HEART

Bellshill Catholic primary schools could be merged into joint campus

November 17 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Catholic primary school in Bellshill could become part of a new joint campus...

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Schools must make Jesus their central focus, archbishop says

November 10 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews & Edinburgh Archdiocese has said that Catholic schools...

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Notre Dame pupil is one of the world’s best young scientists

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Little saints launch Missio Scotland book

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Polish school celebrates a decade of busy Saturdays

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Opinion

8-PARLIAMENT

A parliament of promiscuity and sin

November 17 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Hugh Dougherty says politicians have done little to stop the flouting of God’s laws -...

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Put down your phone and experience life

November 17 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

PAUL CUDDIHY looks at our need to disconnect from our smartphones and reconnect with...

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Weighing the scales at the year’s end

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Christ’s mercy touches society’s untouchables

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Take time to remember and reflect

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  • The history of Scotland’s powerful Cardinal Beaton
  • A new way forward for Catholics in Europe
  • The young Galloway Catholics campaigning against poverty

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