Author Archives: Anthony Horan

27 Jul
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Mercy bus takes to the streets of Scotland

Mercy bus takes to the streets of Scotland Don’t be surprised if on your travels next week you come across a white double decker bus emblazoned with the word ‘Mercy’ and with a picture of Jesus on the side. The ...

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13 Jul
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Sustained attack on the unborn at odds with public opinion

Sustained attack on the unborn at odds with public opinion It has been a horrendous last couple of weeks for unborn children. On 24th June the British Medical Association voted to support the decriminalisation of abortion, opening up the possibility ...

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11 Jul
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Holy See welcomes treaty on nuclear arms

Holy See welcomes treaty on nuclear arms The Holy See has welcomed the Draft Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Arms, adopted at the United nations on 7 July. Monsignor Silvano Maria Tomasi, Delegate Secretary of the Dicastery at the ...

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06 Jul
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Report on bullying published by Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Report on bullying published by Equalities and Human Rights Committee The Scottish Parliament Equalities and Human Rights Committee has published its report on prejudice based bullying and harassment of young people in school. The report, which includes evidence given by ...

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05 Jul
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Pope urges greater solidarity to combat hunger

Pope urges greater solidarity to combat hunger Pope Francis, in a message to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization conference on 3 July, has urged those in authority to come together in a culture of solidarity to combat hunger and malnutrition. ...

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04 Jul
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CARITAS – 6,500 young people and 260,000 hours of loving service in the community

CARITAS – 6,500 young people providing 260,000 hours of loving service in the community There is nothing quite like the annual CARITAS awards ceremony to bring joy to the heart and renew faith in the goodness of humanity. This year, ...

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03 Jul
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1 in 3 Britons has fallen into poverty

1 in 3 Britons has fallen into poverty The Times recently reported that almost 1 in 3 Britons has fallen into poverty in recent years. The Times reports that ‘Between 2012 and 2015, 14.6 per cent of people in the ...

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03 Jul
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New Human Trafficking powers come into effect in Scotland

New Human Trafficking powers come into effect in Scotland New powers to tackle human trafficking have come into effect in Scotland. The new powers allow courts to impose special prevention orders on people convicted of trafficking and exploitation offences. The ...

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03 Jul
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Abortion not part of reproductive health – Holy See tells UN

Abortion not part of reproductive health – Holy See tells UN The Holy See has told the United Nations that abortion should not be considered as part of ‘sexual and reproductive health’ and that ‘gender’ means only biological sexual identity ...

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03 Jul
0

Church calls for rethink on tackling bigotry

Church calls for rethink on tackling bigotry The Catholic Church in Scotland has urged the Scottish Government to have a ‘radical rethink’ on how it tackles sectarian behaviour after new figures showed a rise in anti-Catholic criminal activity. The Government’s ...

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