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Scottish Government criticised over abortion funding after poll shows opposition

February 23rd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Church criticises Holyrood for funding abortions for women from Northern Ireland

The Church has called on the government to ‘stop meddling’ in the affairs of other countries and putting lives at risk after a new poll showed that two-thirds of the population are against Scottish funding of abortions for women from Northern Ireland. A ComRes poll published this week for the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Scotland (SPUC Scotland) found opposition to abortion in a number of areas across Scottish society. 67 per cent said it is not acceptable for the Scottish Government to pay for the travel, accommodation and medical costs of women from Northern Ireland to have an abortion in Scotland while 42 per cent of people said women shouldn’t be given an abortion pill that they can take in their own home, with only 38 per cent agreeing they should. “The Scottish public clearly disapproves of the Scottish Government’s decision to fund abortions for women from Northern Ireland and... continue reading.

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Game of Thrones actor discovers rare document in Jesuit archives

February 23rd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Jesuit document which lay unseen in the Vatican for over 90 years was unveiled... continue reading.


Tackle anti-Catholicism, Church urges after loyalist abuse video

February 23rd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Catholic Church has called on Police Scotland and local authorities to make tackling anti-Catholicism... continue reading.


Muslim minister’s Lent support for Catholic aid charity

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Scottish Government minister Humza Yousaf has joined Christians as they enter the season of Lent... continue reading.


Glasgow parish offers itself to those who have ‘lost everything’

February 23rd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Glasgow parish gave a warm welcome to Catholics from other world traditions, as the... continue reading.



Youth

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‘Bright future’ for youth work after ministers come together

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A group of 50 youth ministers gathered in Inverness and Aberdeen on January 26-27...

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School welcomes meditating priest

February 16 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pupils at an East Kilbride primary school marked Catholic Education Week in a mindful...

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Young people urged to ‘change the world’ at Paisley youth Mass

February 9 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Faith forum urges Catholics to speak up

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St Mungo’s young debaters are named the best in the world

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Opinion

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By refusing to make sinful choices, Scotland can eradicate human trafficking

February 23 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Recently returned from a fact-finding mission to India and Rome, BISHOP BRIAN MCGEE says...

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Welcoming the new and old during Lent

February 23 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS stumbles through the Rite of Election and gets a...

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We are dust into which God has breathed life

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Shepherds also need looking after

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With God’s help true intimacy is possible

February 16 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS



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