Assisted Suicide: Contact Your MSP

June 22, 2018

Please contact your MSP to voice your opposition to assisted suicide and ask what their position is.

Here’s an urgent message from the Catholic Parliamentary Office:

On 19th April, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP, the Liberal Democrat Health Spokesman, asked witnesses at the Equalities and Human Rights Committee whether individuals should have the right “to be assisted through any means necessary to quit this life with dignity?” Mr Cole-Hamilton also wrote in The Scotsman newspaper that ‘we need the right to die.’ A Cross Party Group has also been set up in the Scottish Parliament to consider end of life choices, including the right to assisted suicide.
It all points towards another campaign to legalise assisted suicide in Scotland; a campaign which needs a compassionate, yet robust and committed opposition that will speak up for the vulnerable and for better palliative care for those who are affected by terminal illness. 
Society should continue to discourage suicide and work hard to prevent it. We should be careful not to normalise it with dangerous laws.
The legalisation of assisted suicide, even in so called limited circumstances, is a very slippery slope. No matter the ‘safeguards’ which might be put in place there is considerable risk of abuse and error. Assisted suicide also creates a culture where certain lives are deemed more valuable than others. The vulnerable become more vulnerable, and this is never more evident than in the intense opposition to assisted suicide by disability groups.
We must act now.
Please contact your MSPs today and ask them, in your own words, where they stand on assisted suicide. You can find details of your MSPs here. Just enter your postcode.
And remember, you have seven regional MSPs as well as one constituency MSP, so please do try to contact all of them.
It may be helpful if you were to highlight some of the risks and dangers of assisted suicide and you can find useful information in the FAQs section of the Care Not Killing website
And please do let us know what your MSP says by emailing us at office@rcpolitics.org putting ‘MSP Assisted Suicide’ in the subject line.
It is very important that we know what your MSP says so please remember to contact us. 
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Fertility Forum

March 12, 2018

The Fertility Forum is open to individuals who are interested in and excited about promoting the Church’s teaching on Humanae Vitae. The group comprises NFP users, NFP teachers, mums, school teachers, healthcare professionals and the Sisters! The last Fertility Forum meeting was on Tuesday 27th February. We had a great discussion and have made a plan. Initially, we are going to pilot small group video courses and get together packs with ideas to make parishes more family friendly. No doubt there is plenty more to be worked on in the future.

The next Fertility Forum meeting will be on Tuesday 1st May, 7pm, Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative. Please email us (gospeloflifesisters@googlemail.com) if you have any ideas or want to get involved, even if you are unable to attend the meetings. The meetings are open to anyone who is interested and you don’t need to have come to previous meetings to attend.


Our 21st Anniversary!

March 9, 2018

Today marks the 21st anniversary of Cardinal Winning founding the Pro-Life Initiative. Here’s part of his speech from that day:

“Today I issue an open invitation to any woman, any family, any couple, who may be facing the possibility of an unwanted pregnancy.

I strenuously urge any person in that situation, of any ethnic background, of any faith, from anywhere, to come to the Archdiocese of Glasgow for assistance.

Today I can announce a new set of provisions which have been put in place to help you.

Whatever worries or cares you may have…we will help you.

If you need pregnancy testing or counselling…we will help you

If you want help to cope with raising the baby on you own we will help you

If you want to discuss adoption of your unborn child…we will help you

If you need financial assistance, or help with equipment for your baby and feel financial pressures will force you to have an abortion…we will help you

If you cannot face your family, or if pressure in your local area is making you consider abortion, come to us, we will help find you somewhere to have your baby surrounded by support and encouragement…we will help you

And finally, if you have had an abortion. If you are torn apart with guilt, if your relationship has split up because of abortion, if you are
suffering from post abortion stress – come to us, we will help you.

This invitation, I repeat, is open to all. Irrespective of age, creed or colour.

Today I urge anyone in that situation… Let us help you to avoid making one of the biggest mistakes of your life.”


Christmas Closing Hours

December 14, 2017

The Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative will be closed over the Christmas holidays. Here are further details:

Closing: Friday 22nd December at 2 pm.

Re-opening: Wednesday 3rd January at 9am.

The answer machine will be checked regularly during this time, so if you have any urgent enquiries, please leave a message on the answerphone and we will get back to you.

PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE DONATIONS OUTSIDE the door, as this only encourages theft and vermin.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


SPUC Scotland Conference Saturday 7th October

September 15, 2017

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Abortion Act. Join SPUC Scotland, alongside top international speakers as they outline their plan to reclaim the right to life as the most basic and important human right. With the threat of abortion up to birth and for any reason, now is the time to:
Be Inspired. Be informed. Be a voice for the voiceless.

Get your tickets (£25, including refreshments and lunch) here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spuc-scotland-national-conference-tickets-37419581977


Happy Birthday Sr Roseann!

August 18, 2017

We had a lovely celebration for Sr Roseann’s birthday this week- starting with a birthday vigil at the Pro-Life Mass. A stunning cake was provided by Deacon Paul Denny (thanks to his Mum and God’s providence). We had another birthday cake at lunchtime on Sister’s actual birthday and then went out for an Italian meal in the evening. Happy Birthday to Sr Roseann and we wish her many more to come!


Knights of St Columba Help

June 14, 2017

Thanks to 3 volunteers from the University cell of the Knights of St Columba who came over last week to help us check, clean and assemble cots to be given to families we help. The Knights of St Columba are always supportive of us and we enjoy seeing them at our monthly Pro-Life Masses.