May 19, 2017
An MS patient in Inverness has deferred his plans to end his life at an assisted suicide clinic in Switzerland, after another MS patient contacted him and encouraged him to seek more support. This contact and support has given him a new optimism about life.
A video about this story can be viewed on the BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-39940143
We believe in the value of every human life. This story shows what a positive difference personal contact and support from each one of us can have on another person’s life when they are struggling.
November 4, 2016
Last weekend, Sister Roseann, postulant Jess and volunteer Louise were honoured to be invited to the Knights of St Columba’s Supreme Council. They enjoyed the Saturday evening banquet, with socialising and listening to speeches and then on Sunday morning they gave talks to the ladies and attended Mass. Sr Roseann spoke about the history of involvement of the Knights of St Columba with the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative. Louise spoke about Project Truth, a youth initiative of SPUC, which the Knights have helped with. Jess spoke about what led to her joining the Sisters of the Gospel of Life. The Knights of St Columba have always been very helpful in giving practical, spiritual and financial support to the work of the Sisters of the Gospel of Life at the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative. Over the weekend, the ladies (wives of the Knights) fundraised an amazing £1000 to help us and also donated baby clothes and toys (pictured). We are very grateful for their support.
For more information about the Knights of St Columba, visit www.ksc.org.uk
For more information about Project Truth, visit www.facebook.com/projecttruthscotland
April 25, 2016
To mark the passing of the 1967 Abortion Act, over 100 people, including our very own Sr. Andrea came together to form a human chain in silent witness on Lothian Road, Edinburgh last Saturday. Old, young and the very young made the journey to witness to life. There were lollies, balloons and a wee bit of sun intermittently to help us on our way. Next year marks the 50th year since abortion was made legal in Britain and the witness to the lives lost grows steadily…
March 15, 2016
A bus load of young adults travelled to England to SPUC’s Youth Conference and endured the 10 hours journey to hear some amazing speakers including Catherine Macmillan who was speaking for the first time since her daughter Sara died at the beginning of this year. Everyone I have spoken to who heard her were moved by her testimony.
The fruits that can emerge from helping a young adult to attend prolife conferences are many including educating them in some of the most profound topics of our day! It is not easy to stand up for life especially in a culture that puts pressure on young people to all be the same and be for abortion as a right. We applaud all the young people who attended the conference but especially our own Scottish contingent!
Scottish contingent at the SPUC Youth Conference in Hoddesdon
February 21, 2016
The Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative will be organising Friday 11th March. Please get in touch if you want to help us fill that day at 40 Days for Life.
February 14, 2016
We are so happy to join in the wishes sent to John Deighan and send him our warm CONGRATULATIONS! Mr John Deighan, Chief Executive of SPUC Scotland , has been honoured by the Holy Father by being made a Knight of Saint Gregory. This is in recognition of his work for the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, both in his current position, and as Parliamentary Officer for the Catholic Church at the Scottish Parliament. A Mass of Investiture took place on Thursday 11th February at 7pm in St Mirin’s Cathedral. It was a great event and John was joined by his extended family and friends.