This weeks editorials


Many things we are free to do are not always right

January 23rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

If you read the secular press last week you might have been surprised to learn that Pope Francis advocates punching people who insult religion. The solemn condemnations of the Holy Father’s remarks on the plane from Sri Lanka to Philippines were many when he apparently suggested that if ‘a great friend, says a bad word against my mother, then a punch awaits him’ and a similar fate could await those who belittle religion. At worst the Holy Father’s remarks were condemned as being motivated by the same spirit that lead Islamic terrorists to attack the offices of the Charlie Hebdo ... 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.

Practice, prayer and persecution

October 24th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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  • Souvenir section marking SCIAF’s 50th jubilee with comments from Scotland’s bishops, SCIAF current and former staff, volunteers and partners on the vital work of the Catholic charity.
  • Scottish pupils and teachers mourn for Malawian bishop who died in car crash.
  • Scottish schools mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
  • A packed St Aloysius Church in Glasgow was the venue for a musical Celtic Mass as part of the Celtic Connections Festival.
  • Nationalist MSP Clare Adamson declares her support for persecuted Christians.

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