- Jan 22, 2021
Scottish Catholics are being urged to make their voices heard as the government considers making temporary provisions for home abortions permanent after the end of the COVID-19 crisis.
Treating sex as a commodity “devalues the dignity of the human person,” the Scottish bishops said in a consultation challenging men’s demand for prostitution being conducted by the Scottish government.
Ireland’s bishops say “safe and effective vaccination is an essential aspect” of COVID-19 prevention and are encouraging Catholics to support vaccination programs, “not only for their own good, but for the protection of life and the health of those who are vulnerable and for the common good of humanity.”
Scotland’s Catholic bishops are urging the development of “satisfactory protocols” for treating or withholding treatment from patients and the exclusive use of “ethically sourced material” for the development of vaccines in a new pastoral letter.
Calling a vaccine the “most effective” way to stop COVID-19, England’s bishops say each person “has a duty to protect others from infection with its danger of serious illness, and for some, death.”
Scotland’s seminary is Rome is set to be relocated after the bishops decided upgrading the current facilities is unaffordable.