Author Archives: Anthony Horan

18 Nov
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First World Day for the Poor this Sunday

First World Day for the Poor this Sunday This Sunday 19 November will be the first ever World Day for the Poor and is, in the words of Pope Francis an opportunity for believers “to react against a culture of ...

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18 Nov
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Church urges caution on ‘deeply disturbing’ gender consultation

Church urges caution on ‘deeply disturbing’ gender consultation This week I expressed grave concerns about the Scottish Government consultation on reform of gender recognition legislation. The consultation, which can be accessed via this link, seeks views on making it easier ...

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17 Nov
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Scottish Bishops ask First Minister for renewed discussions and dialogue on abortion

Scottish Bishops ask First Minister for renewed discussions and dialogue on abortion Scotland’s Catholic Bishops have today (Friday 17 November) published a letter sent to the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, urging her to engage in renewed discussions and dialogue on ...

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15 Nov
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Scottish Parliament motion welcomes Vatican conference on nuclear disarmament

Scottish Parliament motion welcomes Vatican conference on nuclear disarmament A motion presented to the Scottish Parliament has welcomed the Vatican’s efforts in organising an international conference on Prospects for a World Free from Nuclear Weapons and for Integral Disarmament. The ...

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15 Nov
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Scottish Parliament motion recognises world’s first Catholic-Jewish school campus

Scottish Parliament motion recognises world’s first Catholic-Jewish school campus A motion in the Scottish Parliament has recognised the world’s first Catholic-Jewish school campus. The campus, in Newton Mearns, was opened on 8 November by Bishop John Keenan and Chief Rabbi ...

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14 Nov
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Scottish Parliament hears message of hope in the life and legacy of Blessed Oscar Romero

Scottish Parliament hears message of hope in the life and legacy of Blessed Oscar Romero On Tuesday 7th November, Blessed Oscar Romero took centre stage in the Scottish Parliament thanks to the contributions of Dr Jonathan Reyes, Executive Director of ...

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12 Nov
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Pope makes appeal for disarmament of ‘senseless’ weapons

Pope makes appeal for disarmament of ‘senseless’ weapons Pope Francis has lamented the continued existence of nuclear arms and the “escalation of the arms race” at an event in the Vatican. Speaking to participants of the International Symposium on Disarmament entitled ...

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11 Nov
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Church representative urges Government to acknowledge anti-Catholic problem

Church representative urges Government to acknowledge anti-Catholic problem The Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Office has told the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee that Scotland has an anti-Catholic problem and that the government must do more than simply legislate if it ...

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07 Nov
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MSP calls for regular review of abortion time limit

MSP calls for regular review of abortion time limit John Mason MSP has raised a parliamentary motion urging regular review of the abortion time limit. Acknowledging that abortion “remains a very contentious issue” Mr Mason outlines that the fundamental question ...

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05 Nov
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Scottish Parliament to host event marking the centenary of the birth of Blessed Oscar Romero

Scottish Parliament to host event marking the centenary of the birth of Blessed Oscar Romero The Scottish Parliament will this week host an event to mark the centenary of the birth of Blessed Oscar Romero. Dr Jonathan Reyes, Executive Director ...

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