Author Archives: Anthony Horan

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
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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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30 Jun
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Yet More Disregard for our Smallest Children

Yet More Disregard for our Smallest Children It’s been a sad week for the future of many unborn children. First the British Medical Association voted to push for the complete decriminalisation of abortion, paving the way for abortion on demand ...

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29 Jun
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Church Defends St Kentigern’s Academy Following Criticism

Church Defends St Kentigern’s Academy Following Criticism The Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Office, Anthony Horan, has sent a copy of the Catholic church’s anti bullying strategy to Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale, after a controversial Tweet in which she ...

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23 Jun
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Scottish Government u-turn on named person legislation

Scottish Government u-turn on named person legislation The Scottish Government this week announced significant changes to its named person scheme. The scheme, subject to a successful legal challenge by the No2NP coalition in the UK Supreme Court, has been heavily ...

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23 Jun
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Doctors to vote on legalising abortion for any reason

Doctors to vote on legalising abortion for any reason On Tuesday 27th June, the British Medical Association (BMA) will vote on decriminalising abortion, potentially making it legal for any reason up to birth. The vote comes after MP’s voted in ...

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22 Jun
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Conscience Victory for Pharmacists

Conscience Victory for Pharmacists  New guidance by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) will allow pharmacists to practice in line with their beliefs and not act against their conscience. Earlier draft guidance released by the GPhC might have forced pharmacists to ...

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