Things to do this week

November 29, 2016

A few things for you to get involved with!

1)      Advent bazaar is on THIS SATURDAY 3rd December, from 1 pm – 3 pm, at the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative, 104 Albert Road, Crosshill, Glasgow G42 8DR. Please come along and support it. There will be a tea room, tombola, bottle stall, lucky dip, bric-a-brac, home baking, crafts.

2)      If you have donations for the Advent bazaar (such as bottles, tombola prizes or home baking), please bring them to the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative by Friday 2nd December at the latest.

3)      Please write to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon as soon as possible voicing your opposition to her considering the NHS in Scotland providing abortion to women from Northern Ireland. See the post on our blog for further details of her recent comments in First Minister’s Question Time https://cardinalwinningprolifeinitiative.wordpress.com/2016/11/25/write-to-nicola-sturgeon/

Many thanks and God bless,

Sr Roseann, Sr Andrea and Jess


Write to Nicola Sturgeon

November 25, 2016

Last week, on Thursday 17th November, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon responded to a question posed by Green Party MSP Patrick Harvie during First Minister’s Question Time.

She said: “I am happy to explore with the NHS what the situation is now in terms of the ability of women from Northern Ireland to access safe and legal abortion in NHS Scotland and whether any improvements can be made.”

Following the First Minister’s comments, it is important that she hears from pro-lifers the opposing point of view.

Sr Roseann has written to Nicola Sturgeon and I would encourage you to also.

You can write to Nicola Sturgeon as follows:

1) by letter:

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP

St. Andrew’s House

Regent Road

Edinburgh

ED1 3DG

[Date]

Dear First Minister,

[what you have to say]

Yours faithfully,

[sign]

[Your name]

2) by email firstminister@gov.scot

3) by First Minister’s Postbag https://firstminister.gov.scot/join/first-minister-postbag/

It is always best to write your own personalised letter.

Some points you may wish to make are:

  • The people of Northern Ireland have consistently rejected liberalisation of their abortion law. Aren’t her comments interference in another nation’s affairs?
  • If Nicola Sturgeon believes in choice, what measures will she ensure are put in place to help women make a properly informed choice and give them the option of being supported in choosing life?
  • What impact will this have on our NHS?

See below for a more detailed view of the question and comments.

Patrick Harvie asked: “Many women in Northern Ireland find themselves with no option but to travel elsewhere in the UK to access legal and safe abortion. The time that that takes and the stress that it causes are bad enough, but there are also often significant financial barriers. Some organisations who support those women estimate that, at the low end, the process costs about £400 and, in many other cases, it costs more than £2,000.

“Does the First Minister agree that the National Health Service in Scotland should be exploring what can be done to ensure that those women are able to access abortion in Scotland, if that is where they choose to travel to, without facing that kind of unacceptable financial barrier?”

Ms Sturgeon responded: “I am happy to explore with the NHS what the situation is now in terms of the ability of women from Northern Ireland to access safe and legal abortion in NHS Scotland and whether any improvements can be made.

“Like Patrick Harvie, I believe that women should have the right to choose, within the limits that are currently set down in law, and that that right should be defended.

“When a woman opts to have an abortion—I stress that is never, ever an easy decision for any woman—the procedure should be available in a safe and legal way. That is my view.”


Prayer Request

November 21, 2016

Please pray for a woman who is considering abortion.

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Advent Bazaar Saturday 3rd December

November 17, 2016

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Back by popular demand!

Saturday 3rd December 1-3 pm.

Come along to get in the advent mood: tea room, crafts, home baking, bottle stall, tombola, bric-a-brac, lucky dip…. and the famous pageant!

Venue: Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative, 104 Albert Road, Glasgow, G42 8DR.

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Ladies’ Lunch Success

November 15, 2016

Our 4th Annual St Margaret’s Ladies’ Lunch was a great success. 160 ladies gathered for a sumptuous 3 course meal, with talks in between courses about what is going on in terms of pro-life work around Scotland. There were also stalls selling crafts, jewellery and bric-a-brac; as well as a raffle and Irish bingo. The speakers were Sr Roseann Reddy and Louise Grant, SPUC Scotland development officer. We had ladies from Glasgow, Ayr, Dumbarton, Coatbridge, Kirkintilloch, Edinburgh, Hawick and even Aberdeen. The main purpose of the Ladies’ Lunch is to encourage pro-life women around Scotland, enable them to meet each other and have a fun afternoon. As a bonus, this year’s Ladies’ Lunch also raised over £4000 for the work of the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative.

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Monthly Pro-Life Mass 16th November

November 12, 2016

Our monthly pro-life Mass will be on Wednesday 16th November. Mass will be celebrated by Fr Paul Morton. We would love to have you join us in praying for the pro-life cause, and a for a good chat after Mass.

Adoration: 6-7 pm

Rosary: 7 pm

Mass: 7:30 pm

At Blessed John Duns Scotus R.C. Church, 270 Ballater Street, Gorbals, Glasgow, G5 0YT

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Ladies’ Lunch Tomorrow

November 11, 2016

Just a wee reminder to all the ladies WITH TICKETS for tomorrow’s St Margaret’s Ladies’ Lunch:

Doors open at 1 pm and lunch will be served at 1:45 pm.

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow🙂

We are packed to over capacity so unfortunately at this point we do not have any more tickets.

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