- Apr 7, 2020
Public Masses will be suspended across Britain in light of the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Every year, it’s estimated that over 400,000 women are raped every year in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This Lent, Scottish Catholics are raising money to help the victims of sexual violence in the country.
Warning that sex or gender “cannot be reduced to a mere construct of society that is fluid and changeable,” the Catholic Church in Scotland is urging the government to reconsider changes to the country’s gender identity laws.
An audit of the safeguarding standards of the Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh found it had “clearer and more transparent structures and processes,” but noted more work is needed in “rebuilding trust.”
Scotland’s bishops have warned against “divisive” politics ahead of the UK’s Dec. 12 general election.
John Perry is a Senior Lecturer in Theological Ethics at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and directs the Initiative in Science-Engaged Theology. Recently, he survived a stroke. He spoke to Crux about his work, and how his stroke affects his work.