My Fertility Matters (MFM) Project Training

February 14, 2017

The award winning MFM Project runs fertility education workshops for boys and girls in their pre-teen years. We are looking for women and men to become trainers.

“ I can only protect what I value and respect.”

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In a society where sex education is geared towards protecting young people from fertility (with negative connotations such as sexual abuse, STIs, abortion), this education programme seeks rather to teach young people to value their own body as a treasure and thus protect their fertility.

The girl’s workshop is titled ‘The Cycle Show’: the girls sit around the stage of life, made of colourful, beautiful materials. They experience what is going on inside their bodies through interactive elements, age appropriate props, storytelling and music.  

The boy’s workshop is titled ‘Agents on a Mission’: a James Bond style adventure around male anatomy, with lots of physical exercise. They also learning about the female body and fertilisation of an egg creating a new life.

Take home message – every one of us was a ‘double champion’ at the start of our lives – made from the champion sperm and the queen egg.

Have a look at their website here: www.mfmprojectuk.org

We would like to bring these fertility education workshops to Scotland and are looking for women and men who would like to train to teach these workshops. Women teach the girl’s workshop and men teach the boy’s workshop. Please get in touch with Jess if you are interested- email almjess@hotmail.com. And you can also contact the UK Co-ordinator Hilary Hodgson info@mfmprojectuk.org  

There is training scheduled in Bollington, Cheshire this year:

Men’s training (“Agents on a Mission”): Thursday 20th April – Friday 21st April

Women’s training (“The Cycle Show”): Saturday 6th May – Sunday 7th May

If there is sufficient interest, then we can also organise training in Glasgow at a later date.


March For Life Success

February 4, 2017

The group of young people from Scotland who attended the March for Life in Washington DC last week, marched along with at least 700,000 others. They are featured in this official video of the March for Life. As well as attending the march, they took part in an excellent Students for Life conference.


March for Life 2017 – Washington DC

January 27, 2017

Today is the 44th annual March for Life in Washington D.C., U.S.A.

A group of 12 young people from Scotland have travelled over with SPUC Scotland, to take part in the March for Life. This is the biggest annual pro-life event in the world, with hundreds of thousands expected to attend. There will be a great line-up of speakers. We wish them all the best as they stand up for the life of the unborn child.

Here are some pictures of them before leaving:

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For more information, see  http://marchforlife.org/mfl-2017/rally-march-info/

and https://www.facebook.com/spucscotland/


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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Ladies’ Lunch Tickets

October 29, 2016

We are down to the last few tickets, so if you want a place at St Margaret’s Ladies’ Lunch on Saturday 12th November, please get your name and £25 to Sr Roseann as soon as possible to secure a place.

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Prolife Chain 2016

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…

SPUC Scotland's photo.
SPUC Scotland's photo.
SPUC Scotland's photo.
SPUC Scotland's photo.
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The Feast of the Annunciation and the Prolife Message

April 8, 2016

A detail from Fra Angelico's Madonna of Humility (1433–1435)

At Mass in our church today the Feast of the Annunciation was celebrated. Its official date is March 25 but because of the date of Easter this year it has been delayed. In the Liturgical Year the Church celebrates many significant feasts of Our Lady; if there is a hierarchy of these memorable occasions that of the Immaculate Conception will be first, because it is this unique privilege that points towards every other event of Our Lady’s life on earth and her approved apparitions during the Church’s subsequent history.

Nonetheless, the subject-matter of the Annunciation has inspired more artists because of the very human drama of the event described in the Gospels: the angel Gabriel’s momentous communication, followed by Our Lady’s life-changing “Fiat”. My own favourite painting is Fra Angelico’s, because it so beautifully conveys Our Lady’s humility. It reminds one that one of the most attractive features of Catholicism is the person of Our Lady herself and the role she has played in salvation history. Although our love for her is incomprehensible to those outside the Faith, she fulfils our human longing for a mother infinitely compassionate and loving – and especially for a mother who will unceasingly intercede for us with her Son.

This particular feast in honour of Our Lady is also significant because it is intrinsically bound up with the pro-life movement. If Jesus became a human being at the Annunciation of his conception, so does every baby in the womb. Thus to be a Catholic is to be pro-life. Other Churches may quibble about a time when a baby is “less” than human and a time when it becomes “more” human; the Feast of the Annunciation tells it like it is