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Church compares surrogacy to human trafficking

October 18th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Church, which opposes surrogacy in principle, said the Law Commission consultation failed to ‘fully take into account the possible views and emotional and psychological harm of children brought into the world through surrogacy.’ Surrogacy in the UK is an arrangement whereby a woman agrees to become pregnant and give birth to a child for another person who will become the parent of the child. In the UK Surrogacy agreements are not enforceable law between parents and surrogates, even if signed documents between surrogates and parents exist. You cannot legally pay a surrogate in the UK, except for reasonable expenses.   Payment However, ... continue reading.
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International role for Glasgow Knight of St Columba

October 18th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Glasgow man has been elected the first Scottish president of an international society that oversees Catholic knights around the world.... continue reading.


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Nigerian order to take reigns at Edinburgh city centre parish

October 18th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Missionaries from Africa will take over the running of a city centre parish in Scotland’s capital next month, a move the archbishop says will bring ‘zeal and energy.’... continue reading.


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Bishop hits back after attack on Catholic education

October 18th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The bishop of Dunkeld Diocese has expressed his support for teachers and clergy working in Catholic schools in an open letter.... continue reading.


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Pope receives painting of Iona Abbey

October 18th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The supreme knight of the Knights of St Columba, Bertie Grogan, presented Pope Francis with a painting of a Scottish abbey during a meeting following his general audience at the Vatican — By Tom Knight... continue reading.


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Bishop criticises SNP plan to decriminalise drugs

October 18th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Plan to decriminalise drugs is 'extremely dangerous', Church says.... continue reading.


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Vatican’s ‘Foreign Secretary’ to give Glasgow Cardinal Winning lecture

October 11th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Vatican’s ‘foreign secretary’ is to give this year’s Cardinal Winning Lecture in Glasgow.... continue reading.


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‘Our schools are inclusive, not divisive,’ say headteachers

October 11th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholic Primary headteachers reject secular arguments as they gather for annual CHAPS conference.... continue reading.


All creatures great and small attend Pets’ Blessing

October 11th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Dozens of furry family friends were sprinkled with holy water as part of an annual Blessing of the Pets service held in Shieldmuir, Wishaw.... continue reading.


Pope sends message to young Scots at rally against Christian persecution

October 11th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis sent a message of encouragement to hundreds of Scottish school pupils who gathered in Motherwell on Monday to highlight Christian persecution around the world.... continue reading.


Relics of special couple venerated at newlyweds’ Mass

October 11th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Newlyweds venerated the relics of St Thérèse’s parents at a Mass for recently married couples on Sunday October 6.... continue reading.



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  • SCIAF recieves £100,000 boost from Scottish Government
  • Priest to give talk on Jesus in the Koran
  • Everyone’s a winner as Trinity High takes on 5K run
  • Setting out a plan for a Catholic Gaelic conference
  • Parish enlists MP’s support over Home Office visa dispute

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