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Holding Catholic beliefs could become a hate crime in Scotland, Church warns

March 22nd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The comments come in the Church’s submission to a Scottish Government consultation on hate crime legislation. The consultation follows Lord Bracadale’s report on hate crime in Scotland which was released last year and suggested changes to legislation. In its response, the Church stressed that freedom of belief and religion must be upheld. The consultation, which closed to responses in February, asked if respondents agreed with Lord Bracadale’s recommendation that ‘there should be a protection of freedom of expression provision for offences concerning the stirring up of hatred.’ In its response, the Church said that the ‘fundamental right to freedom of expression, as detailed ... continue reading.

Church rejects proposed ‘sectarianism’ legislation

March 22nd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Unnecessary’ hate crime proposals that are currently being considered by the government could undermine relations between different Christian denominations in Scotland, the Church has said.... continue reading.


Canadian pro-life speaker lays out arguments against assisted suicide

March 22nd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A more caring society, not assisted suicide, is the solution to end of life care, Canadian pro-life apologist Stephanie Gray told a Glasgow audience last week.... continue reading.


St Columbkille’s man urges MSPs to embrace peace through love

March 22nd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A parishioner of St Columbkille’s Church in Rutherglen addressed MSPs at the Scottish Parliament last week and told them that peace in the world can be found through love. ... continue reading.


‘Save us from fatwa death sentence’

March 22nd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Glasgow parish rallies round Catholic family who face threat of deportation to Pakistan... continue reading.


Council rejects abortion ‘buffer zones’ after NHS reps say there is no evidence vigils cause distress

March 22nd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pro-life vigils are to continue in Scotland’s capital after a council body set up to consider ‘buffer zones’ heard there was no evidence to suggest the vigils cause ‘unnecessary distress.’... continue reading.


160 years of combined service for Aberdeen bishop, priests and deacon

March 15th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two priests, a deacon and a bishop celebrated a combined 160 years of service in Aberdeen’s St Mary’s Cathedral on March 11.... continue reading.

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Icon brings the Passion of Christ to St Mungo’s

March 15th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

An Icon travelling through 60 countries and across all continents made a stop in Glasgow last week to assist the city’s Passionists in their vocation. ... continue reading.

Singles invited to Catholic speed dating event in Glasgow

March 15th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bachelors and bachelorettes have been invited to a speed-dating event that hopes to help create Catholic couples. ... continue reading.

Say a prayer for the men hoping to be ordained as priests in 2019

March 15th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Increase in expected ordination numbers welcomed by vocations directors... continue reading.

Plans for St Ogilvie memorial move ahead as feast day marked

March 15th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Rosary at the site of the planned memorial took place on March 10 to commemorate the saint.... continue reading.

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  • Celtic bonds stressed at St Patrick’s Day celebrations
  • Street pastors’ programme hopes to bring people back to church
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