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In the light of recent public debate on the subject of abortion, Scotland’s Catholic Bishops offer this perspective to the people of Scotland:

“Whether we believe in anything spiritual or not, the life that each one of us lives is the only one we have, and to take life from the unborn, no matter how insignificant in size, cannot be right. The rights of a woman and the compassion and support due to her, and the circumstances of her pregnancy, are naturally of great concern to us, but an unborn life, once taken, can never be restored. This is what makes abortion such a profoundly important matter for all human beings.

“No matter what position we take, this belief in the profound importance of the issue is shared by us all. It is incumbent on us therefore to accept that deeply held and divergent opinions are at stake and that the conflict which arises from this should be handled with respect and civility.

“Those who do not believe human life begins at the moment of conception, invite the question: ‘when does it begin?’ while those who believe that it does, ask the question: ‘what right have we to take a unique and unrepeatable human life?’

“If we are to be the caring and compassionate society we aspire to be, upholding the sanctity and dignity of all human life must be the foundational principal upon which that aspiration rests.”

Archbishop Nolan has now received the final report of the Archdiocesan synod process which is the fruit of many hours of dialogue and contributions from schools, parishes and individuals.

The photo shows Frankie MacDonald and Fr John Campbell (who co-ordinated the Synod process in the Archdiocese) handing over the report.

Picture: Paul McSherry

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The June edition of Flourish is in parishes now. Lots of news and features … and it’s all free!

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Archbishop Nolan recently made the following appointments and is grateful to those involved for their readiness to accept a new office.

Archbishop Nolan has spoken out against injustices and violence in the Holy Land after a visit to the area. The Archbishop was part of a delegation of European bishops who met local people, religious and political leaders during their week-long mission.

Archbishop Nolan last month visited the Holy Land with a group of bishops from Britain and Ireland to find out more about the sufferings of the peoples there and bring the solidarity and support of Catholics from this country to them.

The group paid their condolences to the family of Shireen Abu Akleh, the Palestinian journalist who was killed recently

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