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Named Person scheme ‘undermines Christian principles,’ conference hears

March 24th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

More than 500 Christians and non-Christians alike gathered in Edinburgh on Monday to oppose the Scottish Government’s controversial Named Person scheme as opponents claimed it affected ‘core Christian principles.’ At the ‘Named Persons: Doomed… or Just delayed?’ conference, held in Edinburgh’s John McIntyre Conference Centre, a number of experts slated the law, whose enforcement has been postponed after the UK Supreme Court found parts of it to be unlawful. Speakers at the event included leading human rights lawyer Aidan O’Neill QC; Maggie Mellon, an independent social work consultant; Stuart Waiton, a lecturer in sociology and criminology at Abertay University; Sam Webster, solicitor advocate ... continue reading.

Former minister ‘ashamed’ at treatment of refugees

March 24th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A FORMER Liberal Democrat government minister and head of the UK Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) says she finds it ‘difficult not to be ashamed’ of how the British government treats refugees.... continue reading.


Priests should hear Confession every day

March 24th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis tells conference that priests should hear Confession any time they are asked... continue reading.


Pope Francis to canonise two of the ‘little shepherds’ of Fatima

March 23rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis will canonize two of the three Portuguese shepherd children—Jacinta Marto and her brother Francisco—to whom Our Lady appeared at the famous shrine in Fatima 100 years ago. ... continue reading.


Pope leads prayers for Westminster victims

March 23rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has offered prayers for all those affected by the terrorist attack in London yesterday.... continue reading.


Martin McGuinness was a man of prayer who strove for peace, says archbishop

March 21st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Following the death of Martin McGuinness at the age of 66, Archbishop Eamon Martin has said the former Northern Irish Deputy First Minister was 'a man of prayer' who knew that 'peace was worth striving for'.... continue reading.

Video of bizarre North Korean anti-Christian propaganda appears online

March 20th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Footage shows a caricature of a Catholic priest ... continue reading.

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Labour MP criticised for abortion vote

March 17th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland’s only Labour MP has been criticised this week for voting at Westminster to decriminalise abortion —despite it being a devolved matter. ... continue reading.

A statue for Scotland’s only Catholic Martyr?

March 17th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Online campaign for Glasgow Cross memorial to St John Ogilvie wins wide support... continue reading.

SCIAF call for aid to combat ‘appalling catastrophe’

March 17th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish Catholics are being urged to give ‘whatever they can’ as millions face famine in Africa and the Middle East. ... continue reading.

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