Scottish Parliament examines culture of fear for those with a faith

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Giving evidence to the Equalities and Human Rights Committee of the Scottish Parliament today (15th June 2017) Anthony Horan, Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Office claimed; “a culture of fear prevents people from being open about their faith.” Mr Horan who was giving evidence to MSP’s on the topic of bullying and harassment in schools, with an emphasis on anti-religious …

Church responds to BMA Motion on Abortion

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In a letter to Scotland’s catholic parishes, the Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Office, Anthony Horan has urged catholic members of the BMA to sign an open letter to the organisation urging delegates to the BMA conference next Tuesday (27 June) to reject a motion calling for abortion to be decriminalised. In the latter Anthony Horan points out that support …

Bishop’s Diary

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Sunday, 18th June, 2017 11am – Mass for the Feast of Corpus Christi – St Andrew’s Cathedral, Dundee 3pm – Annual Blessed Sacrament Procession – St Andrew’s Cathedral Tuesday, 20th June 7pm – Mass for St. Vincent’s Primary School Wednesday, 21st June 3pm – Education Strategy Group Meeting – Diocesan Office 7pm – Deacons Council Meeting – Diocesan Office Friday, …

Annual Schools Mass

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Staff and pupils from Our Lady’s Primary School in Perth were hosts at Dunkeld Diocese’s Annual Schools Mass in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Dundee. Bishop Stephen Robson concelebrated the Mass for Our Lady’s Chaplain, Fr Colin Golden and priests and school chaplains from across the dioceses. The music for the liturgy was ably supported by staff and pupils from St John’s …

First Holy Communion – Arbroath

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Children from St Thomas of Canterbury RC Church, Arbroath, pictured with Canon Kevin Golden and the teachers from the primary school after receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

Day for Life – Pastoral Letter – 31 May 2017

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My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Each year, around the Feast of the Visitation of our Lady, on the 31st May or the nearest Sunday, we celebrate the Day for Life, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage, and in every condition. Human life is a sacred and precious …

Jeanne Jugan Association visit Dublin

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A large number of Association Jeanne Jugan of the Little Sisters of the Poor recently descended on the Holy Family Residence in Dublin for a day retreat led by Fr Michael Maher S.M. Fr Michael is a Marist priest who has a passionate devotion to Our Lady, which was very evident during his talk when he explained in detail each …

New school for St Thomas RC Primary, Arbroath

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Shared Campus Proposal: Angus Council are proposing a shared school campus in Arbroath, to develop a building where Hayshead Primary School, St Thomas RC Primary School and an Early Years facility could be collocated. The individual school identities will remain. Both schools would have their own Head Teacher, staff group, parent council and budgets. The development would be on the …

Church’s call to politicians on Pro-Life

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A new poll out today (Sunday 21 May) shows that most people (60%) would like to see time limits for abortions reduced, among women the figure is 70%. ComRes interviewed 2,008 British adults online between 12th and 14th May 2017. Data was weighted to be representative of all GB adults. 61% of Scottish respondents opposed any moves towards making it …