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Church says organ donation bill undermines the integrity of the person

September 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A statement from the Catholic Parliamentary Office on behalf of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland has made clear its objection to an opt-out system of organ donation as it removes the ‘important principle of consent in our legal system’ The response goes on to state: “The present system recognises the importance of genuine consent in the treatment of persons and the charitable nature of organ donation which is based on a gratuitous act of kindness on behalf of the donor.” The response also stresses the importance of the role of family members in the consent process and to support a campaign ... continue reading.

Protection for Catholic schools in independent Scotland

September 15th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SNP Minister Roseanna Cunningham’s pledge welcomed by Catholic spokesmen but questions remain on its implementation.... continue reading.


Pope Francis to address European Parliament

September 12th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

On November 25 Holy Father will become only the second Pope to do so. St John Paul II's visit in October 1988 event was disrupted by the Ian Paisley, who died today... continue reading.

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Ian Paisley has died

September 12th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Wife announces death of former First Minister of Northern Ireland, famed for his anti-Catholic views and actions... continue reading.


Pope leads tributes to murdered Italian nuns

September 12th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

After this week's SCO went press it was announced that the murderer of three missionary sisters had been arrested and confessed to the crime, according to local police ... continue reading.


Bishop Toal leads priests on pilgrimage to Scalan

September 12th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Priests from across Scotland came to an historic seminary last week for a gathering intended to strengthen their bonds and improve their knowledge of the Church’s history.... continue reading.

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Bishop Toal opens dialogue over future of Motherwell parishes

September 11th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In a letter to be sent this weekend to churches in Motherwell Diocese, the bishop discusses the possibilities of parish mergers and a reduction in the number of churches... continue reading.

Pro-life group banned from Dundee University event

September 10th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Student association bans the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) Scotland from Saturday’s freshers’ fair... continue reading.

Pope’s trip to Turkey nears Iraqi border

September 9th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father intends to visit Istanbul on November 30, the feast of St Andrew, and meet with Bartholomew I, the first Patriarch of Constantinople... continue reading.

Vatican accepts Cardinal Séan Brady’s resignation

September 8th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Eamon Martin named new Primate of All Ireland... continue reading.

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  • Emeritus Professor Sir Tom Devine bears witness to a silent revolution in Scotland.
  • Kevin McKenna on reconciliation after September 18: Politics can help us change things but we only through Jesus can peace prevail.
  • Bishop Noel Treanor’s reaction to the death of former Northern Ireland first minister Ian Paisley.
  • A champion musician from St Ninian’s High, Giffnock, is to perform during An Afternoon with Our Lady at Blessed John Duns Scotus, Gorbals, on Sunday September 21.
  • The congregation of Our Lady of Consolation, Govanhill, were joined with Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow in saying goodbye to their church of 43 years.

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