- Jan 17, 2021
A Catholic bioethics institute warned the Scottish government that children will be at increased risk of harm under proposed changes to the law on gender recognition.
The author of an independent review of the child protection policies of the Catholic Church in Scotland has said he is “disappointed” in the progress the bishops are making in meeting victims and survivors of clerical sexual abuse.
An English and a Scottish bishop said the situation of migrants waiting in the French port of Calais for the opportunity to cross the English Channel into the United Kingdom had become increasingly perilous since the clearance of an illegal migrants’ camp known as “The Jungle” a year ago.
Marking the 50th anniversary of the legalization of abortion in most of the UK, the bishops of the country said the “challenge that faces our society today is to recover an understanding of the immeasurable good of each unborn child and to value his or her life with even greater respect.” The bishops also spoke against efforts to strip conscience protections from medical and other healthcare personnel when it comes to abortion.
The Smyllum Park orphanage is currently undergoing investigation by the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, after previous residents accused staff of neglect and physical abuse. A new investigation claims hundreds of children from the institution are buried in an unmarked grave at a nearby cemetery.
“Every tunneler invokes the protection of St Barbara at the start of a shift and thanks her at the end. That’s why there’s a statue of St. Barbara placed at the start of the workings,” said a spokesperson for the company building a water tunnel under Glasgow. “No tunneling project of this scale would be complete without its statue of the patron and tunneler demand that St. Barbara is present with them underground.”