This weeks editorials


Working together for the good of our Church and society

February 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

It is not often that Pope Francis’ comments on Scotland would have such competition for the SCO’s front page. Yet this week the Pope’s own words of wisdom on love to his newly elevated cardinals, coupled with Scotland’s newest bishop’s insight into bringing the Good News of Christ, were also in the running. Galloway’s, and Scotland’s, welcome to Bishop William Nolan was warm and genuine on Saturday at his Episcopal Ordination in Kilmarnock. Although ill health prevented his predecessor Bishop John Cunningham from handing over the mitre and crosier in person, Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews and Edinburgh and ... continue reading.

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A week of credit and debt

November 14th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

We owe a debt of gratitude this week to the Catholic midwives who, to their credit, in spite of blanket media bias against their cause and the lengthy legal process they face, are defending their freedom of conscience case at the Supreme Court as the SCO goes to press.... continue reading.

Government’s Named Person scheme is bad for our society

October 31st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE Scottish Government policy of introducing a named person for very child in Scotland is unnecessary, unworkable and bad for society. Doubtless the laws inspiration to help and protect children is an admirable one but this is a vast over reaction.... 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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