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

Dear First Minister Joint Statement of Bishops of Scotland and England & Wales on the fiftieth anniversary of the Abortion Act 1967   Friday 27 October, marked the fiftieth anniversary of the passing of the 1967 Abortion Act. To coincide with this the Bishops of Scotland and England & Wales released a joint statement on abortion, which we enclose for your information. The Church continues to speak up for the intrinsic value of human life and the good of both the child in the womb and its mother. This is crucially important, in a world where the rights of...

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Cardinal Vincent Nichols & Archbishop Philip Tartaglia sign joint statement on abortion

The Presidents of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales & the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland have released a joint Statement on Abortion to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Royal Assent of the Abortion Act which takes place on Friday 27th October 2017. This statement, published by the Catholic Bishops of England, Wales and Scotland, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 UK Abortion Act, is addressed not only to Catholics of our countries, but more broadly to all people who seek to uphold the dignity of human life and protect the unborn child....

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Honouring Our Lady of Aberdeen at the Cathedral

  Currently on display in St. Columba’s Cathedral is a replica of the pre-Reformation statue of Our Lady of Aberdeen. It is doing a tour of the cathedrals of Scotland. Morning Rosary is recited at the statue each morning. The original statue, standing high on a pedestal in a side chapel of a Brussels church, is one of Scotland’s treasures saved from destruction in Aberdeen during the Reformation. For sixty-five years, it was hidden until it was shipped to safety in the Low Countries. Despite her intention to keep the statue in the Royal Palace, the lnfanta of Spain,...

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Welcome home, Fr. Colin

Welcome home to Fr. Colin MacInnes who has returned to the Diocese today after 32 years of distinguished priestly service in Ecuador. In his final newsletter from his parish in Guayaquil Fr. Colin wrote: “Home has a special meaning for all of us and on 26th of September I will be making my way home. I will be saying a final “goodbye” to Ecuador which has been my home for the past 32 years and has become part of my life. It is understandable that I should have “agri/dulce” (sweet and sour) feelings but decisions have to be taken...

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