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Straightening our attitudes towards sex

November 7th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Sometimes you could cry at the terrible things you read in the press. Not so long ago we heard of young girls systematically abused with the knowledge of care workers by a group of Asian men in Rochdale and Rotherham. Allegations of abuse by Jimmy Saville and similar celebrities continue to emerge. The charity Internet Watch Foundation tracks sexual abuse online. They struggle to make a dent in the volume of cases and we are told that pornography accounts for the majority of internet traffic. That so many young lives are marred bythose willing to use them for sexual ... continue reading.

Pope Francis’s final address to synod

October 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Dear Eminences, Beatitudes, Excellencies, Brothers and Sisters, With a heart full of appreciation and gratitude I want to thank, along with you, the Lord who has accompanied and guided us in the past days, with the light of the Holy Spirit.... continue reading.

Bishops arrive in procession for Mass celebrated by Pope Francis to open extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family

Synod on the family: Full text of Relatio Post Disceptationem

October 13th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Interim document read to bishops taking part on Monday Oct 13 by general rapporteur, Cardinal Peter Erdo AND UPDATED TRANSLATION Oct 16... continue reading.


Find a way to uphold God’s holy purpose in marriage, in the family

October 10th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow gave the morning prayer at the extraordinary synod on the family in Rome on Wednesday. Below is the full text of what he said.... continue reading.


Religious freedom in Scotland: A legal proposal

September 12th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A group of academics has called for religious freedom to be fully recognised in Scotland.... continue reading.


A central, moral issue in referendum

September 12th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The future of the nuclear arsenal is a debate for a Scotland that makes its own decisions, says Rennie McOwan... continue reading.


The only flag that matters in this debate is the red one

September 9th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholic MSP Elaine Smith MSP (above) on why she is voting no in the Scottish independence referendum next week... continue reading.

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  • Catholic Education Director Michael McGrath says he will defend those who conscientiously object to teaching about gay marriage.
  • Bishop John Keenan announces that Paisley Diocese will hold synod in 2016.
  • Scotland’s bishops get behind interfaith week.
  • Kevin McKenna on why he hopes Catholic leaders will attend Orange fest.
  • Peter Kearney on the CDF Colloquium at the Vatican on the theme The Complementarity of Man and Woman in Marriage.

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