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Church welcomes gender bill delay, but warns it is a ‘temporary move’

April 2nd, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The parliamentary office warned however, that the move remains ’temporary’ as it will be considered after the pandemic has come to an end. On Wednesday April 1, the Scottish Government announced it had paused reforms to the Gender Recognition Act and would not resume during the current parliamentary term, which will end ahead of the Holyrood election in May next year. The proposed changes to the bill would allow lowering the age for people who wish to legally change their gender from 18 to 16 and reducing the required time living in their preferred gender from two years to three months ... continue reading.
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SCIAF welcomes decision to postpone COP26 conference

April 2nd, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Church’s charity for overseas development has welcomed a decision to postpone the COP26 climate change conference due to coronavirus.... continue reading.

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Church welcomes COP26 postponement amid coronavirus outbreak

April 2nd, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Church’s arm for social justice and human rights has welcomed news that COP26 has been postponed for a year amid the coronavirus outbreak, stating people's safety comes first.... continue reading.

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Bishop marks anniversary on last day of public Mass

April 1st, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop John Keenan celebrated his last public Mass on his sixth anniversary as a bishop, as Masses across Scotland are now closed to parishioners due to the coronavirus outbreak.... continue reading.


Pro-life activists choose Aberdeen as venue for first UK display

April 1st, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A pro-life organisation hosted its first ever Scottish event, reaching a ‘curious and respectful’ new audience.... continue reading.


Pupils across Scotland take part in ‘day of solidarity’ with SCIAF

April 1st, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholic schools across Scotland recently took part the first ever SCIAF Day of Prayer as they engaged with the charity’s Lenten campaign, learning about the vital work they do with the world’s poorest people.... continue reading.


Missio urges families to use its online resources at home

April 1st, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The pope's charity for Mission is encouraging parents to make the most of their online resources through Lent, as schools across Scotland have closed.... continue reading.

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Scottish charity cancels aid mission due to coronavirus fears

April 1st, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Catholic charity that provides food and clothing to Gambian children has been forced to axe an upcoming aid trip due to the coronavirus.... continue reading.

Amazon withdraws ‘hate-crime’ t-shirts after parents protest over Down’s Syndrome slogan

April 1st, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Scottish mother, who has a six-year-old son with Down’s Syndrome, has slammed online giant Amazon for selling t-shirts which read, ‘Let’s make down syndrome extinct.’... continue reading.

SPUC lambasts Government over abortion policy ‘U-turn’

March 31st, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Government faces the prospect of a courtroom challenge following a policy ‘U-turn’ on abortions at home, SPUC has warned.... continue reading.

‘Stella Maris will always have a place in our hearts,’ say crewmen rescued from abusive skipper

March 30th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Catholic seafaring charity has said farewell to a crew of fishermen from the Philippines who suffered racist abuse.... continue reading.

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