Author Archives: Anthony Horan

26 Apr
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Catholic Church complains to BBC about offensive and disrespectful film

Bishop John Keenan Catholic Church complains to BBC about offensive and disrespectful film   Bishop John Keenan, Bishop of Paisley, has today published a letter sent to the Director of BBC Scotland, Donalda MacKinnon, outlining his concerns of the corporation’s ...

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25 Apr
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Scottish Parliament approves Social Security Bill

Scottish Parliament approves Social Security Bill New legislation establishing a devolved Scottish social security system was approved in Holyrood today.  The Social Security Bill sets up a new social security agency to administer the following newly devolved benefits: Carer’s Allowance ...

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25 Apr
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Parliamentary motion recognises work of St Catharine’s Convent

Parliamentary motion recognises work of St Catharine’s Convent A Parliamentary motion put forward by Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservatives and MSP for Edinburgh Central, has commended the work of St Catharine’s Convent in the city. The convent, which ...

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23 Apr
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MSPs back ‘safe’ injection rooms in Scotland

Picture: a ‘safe’ injection room in Australia (abc.net.au) MSPs back ‘safe’ injection rooms in Scotland   MSPs have backed calls for a change in the law to allow for the introduction of a ‘safe’ injection room in Glasgow.   Glasgow ...

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23 Apr
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Scottish Liberal Democrats support decriminalisation of abortion

Scottish Liberal Democrats support decriminalisation of abortion   The Scottish Liberal Democrats have passed a motion seeking the decriminalisation of abortion and the enforcement of safe zones around abortion clinics.   The motion, put to delegates at the party conference ...

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15 Apr
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Opt-out system called into question as 2017 sees record number of organ donors

image: catholicnews.org.uk Opt-out system called into question as 2017 sees record number of organ donors There were 1,575 organ donors in the UK last year, an 11% increase on 2016.  The figures come at a time when the UK and ...

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13 Apr
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Have Your Say: Social Isolation and Loneliness Consultation

Have Your Say: Social Isolation and Loneliness Consultation The Scottish Government is currently consulting on social isolation and loneliness, with a view to developing a national strategy to tackle it. The Government wants to enable local communities to lead work ...

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05 Apr
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Obedience in Politics

Obedience in Politics   It is difficult for many people in this world to accept a higher power, one who is greater than any earthly beings or institutions. It seems an alien concept, particularly in the West, where swathes of ...

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28 Mar
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Historic day as Archbishop Leo Cushley celebrates first ever Mass in Scottish Parliament

Historic day as Archbishop Leo Cushley celebrates first ever Mass in Scottish Parliament Archbishop Leo Cushley of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh has celebrated the first ever Mass in the Scottish Parliament. The Deputy First Minister John Swinney ...

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24 Mar
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Down’s Syndrome: UN tolerating gross violations of the right to life

Image: Live Action Down’s Syndrome: UN tolerating gross violations of the right to life The Vatican nuncio to the United Nations has challenged the UN on its disappointing record on the right to life of people Down’s Syndrome.    Archbishop ...

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