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Time for us to stand up and speak out in defence of life

February 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

IN MY worst nightmares I am taken to a time in the future when only the most physically and mentally unimpaired of us will be accorded full human rights. HG Wells glimpsed something of this in 1895 in his great work The Time Machine when he imagined that in the distant future the world would belong to a race of physically perfect, but intellectually and emotionally inert race of humans. Each week they would sacrifice one amongst them to appease a wretched and savage sub human species called Morlocks. In my dystopian world of the future those among us born with physical ... continue reading.

Daydream believer: Good or bad escape?

February 13th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The latest column from Fr Ronald Rolhesier. ... continue reading.


Stunned by Paris attacks

January 16th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Emeritus Peter Moran of Aberdeen, above, offers insight and spiritual support following the Paris terror attacks... continue reading.


Points on politicians and abortion issue

January 16th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Bishop John Keenan... continue reading.


Midwives: ‘Denied their basic human right to freedom of belief in the course of their employment’

December 17th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop John Keenan of Paisley (above), a Glasgow priest and former chaplain at Glasgow University, expresses disappointment and concern at today's Supreme Court ruling against Glasgow midwives Connie Wood and Mary Doogan's right to conscientiously object to supervising abortions... continue reading.

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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.

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.

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  •  Archbishop Leo Cushley’s full reflection on Malawi trip with SCIAF.
  • Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen rallies opposition to assisted suicide.
  • Bishop John Keenan of Paisley express Church’s solidarity with the Jewish community.
  • Gerald Warner on being realistic about and alert to the challenges that face our Church’s teaching.
  • Politicians weigh in on parents’ bid to keep Catholic primary education in Milngavie by taking St Joseph’s out of local authority control.


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