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Church should be more ‘evangelical’ on pro-life issue, bishop says

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Bishops comments come as MSP backs the March for Life and reveals difficulty of speaking against abortion
— By Peter Diamond and Ryan McDougall

The Bishop of Paisley Diocese has said the Church needs to be more evangelical about life following last weekend’s March For Life event in London. An MSP has this week also revealed that he believes one of his responsibilities as a politician is to speak up for the unborn. Bishop John Keenan told the SCO that ‘the issue of life is always at the heart of the Church’ but it has to be more ‘evangelical’ on the subject. When addressing the 5000-strong crowd at the rally in London on Saturday May 11, Bishop Keenan recalled William Wilberforce’s role in abolishing slavery and how slaves had been dehumanised as ‘non-persons.’ Similarly, abortionists need to dehumanise the unborn child so they could kill him in the womb, the bishop added. Courage and bravery Bishop Keenan said: “If you're a leader in society, civic, as an MP, or in the Church as a priest or a bishop, be brave,... continue reading.

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Comfort for bereaved families at Cumbernauld walk for those who have lost a child

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Catholics from Cumbernauld and beyond gathered in the town on Saturday May 11 in honour of babies who have died. continue reading...


Young people prepare for Faith-filled weekend at Stronghold

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A youth festival taking place in Argyll and the Isles Diocese next weekend will welcome... continue reading.


Bishops welcome new Vatican guidelines on safeguarding

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The Pope’s new Safeguarding procedures have been heralded as ‘a significant move for the global... continue reading.


Catholics urged to use their vote in European elections

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The forthcoming EU elections present Catholics the opportunity to engage with democracy for the ‘common... continue reading.



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CHAS Conference, 10th May 2019 at the MacDonald Inchyra Hotel, Polmont.Our Daily Bread, by Bishop John Keenan and Julie McFarlane Barrow.Photo by and copyright of Paul Mc Sherry 07770 393960 @Paulmcsherry2

Retreats can help youth grow in Faith

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Retreats have a ‘central place’ in renewing the Church and growing the Faith of...

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St Monica’s pupils sing their school’s praises on 10th anniversary

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Pupils at St Monica’s Primary sang the praises of their school as they marked...

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NET Ministries celebrate a ‘brilliant’ year of missions

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

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

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Politics is in trouble and as Christians this must concern us deeply

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Dr Robert Doherty says gifted Catholic women and men are needed to carry the...

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The statue of Our Lady of Aberdeen that holds a remarkable story of survival and Faith

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As the statue of Our Lady of Aberdeen continues its tour of the country,...

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‘I’m not a Celtic fan, but I recognise the saintly when I see it, and it’s there in Tommy Burns’

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Crying kids and troublesome toddlers – all are welcome at Mass

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The Faithful will flock to the Little Flower

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  • European bishops’ family life commission meet in Scotland
  • Vote of appreciation as bishops flock to UCM rally
  • Prayers as another Celtic hero is laid to rest
  • Notre Dame spire contest ‘pointless’, by Gerald Warner
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