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Religious leaders raise concerns on assisted suicide bill with MSPs

January 30th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Religious leaders in Scotland have united to condemn plans to legalise assisted suicide in the country, warning that the proposed changes in the law are ‘dangerous’ and could create a ‘culture of suicide.’

On Tuesday the Scottish Parliament’s health and sport committee, which is examining the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill, heard from a number of religious figures who expressed their fears over the proposed legislation. They also heard from palliative care experts who said this issue was better decided in the courts. The proposed law, which is being taken forward by Green MSP Patrick Harvie (SCO interview coming next month), would allow those with terminal or life-shortening illnesses to obtain help in ending their life. Bishop John Keenan of Paisley told the SCO that ‘while compassion may motivate those who seek to permit assisted suicide, we will have failed as a society when we concede that the only way to end suffering is death.’ “Such an admission would put us on a very dangerous path, one which many well intentioned supporters of this legislation may not even have considered,” he said. “Countries which have enacted such... continue reading.

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Calls for closer cooperation between different churches

January 30th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

More than ‘theoretical discussions,’ what unites Christians is encounter, and a willingness to ‘challenge one another,’ Pope Francis said as he marked the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. continue reading...

Push increases for Catholic burial for Richard III’s body

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Close to 3000 people have signed a petition calling for Richard III to be given... continue reading.

Archdiocese of Glasgow Arts Project brings St John Ogilvie to parishes across Scotland

January 29th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

AGAP’s play The Martyrdom of St John Ogilvie will be performed in Glasgow Archdiocese and... continue reading.

Pope warns absent working fathers leave ‘orphans’

January 28th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Busy working dads can ‘forget even their family,’ Holy Father says at general audience this... continue reading.



Dunkeld parish helps with high hopes

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A university student who is to climb Kilimanjaro to raise funds for an international...


Pupils inspired by late teacher’s illness to raise funds for charity’s work for dementia

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Caritas pupils from Trinity High School in Rutherglen have collected hundreds of pounds for...


Bishop celebrates feast day at St Ambrose

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Bishop Toal enjoys a double celebration during recent visit to Fernhill School

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Pupil gives back to hospital that helped her

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Rampant atheistic secularism leads to era of hopelessness

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The positive side of melancholy

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By Fr Ronald Rolhesier...


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  • Scottish pupils and teachers mourn for Malawian bishop who died in car crash.
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  • A packed St Aloysius Church in Glasgow was the venue for a musical Celtic Mass as part of the Celtic Connections Festival.
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