Save The Date: Young People’s Vocation Event 2018

July 19, 2018

Dear Friends

The flyer above is a save the date notice for a young people’s event being organised on 2nd – 4th November 2018 by the Vocation’s Forum of the Conference for Religious in Scotland.

The forum has recently been re-established and this event is part of a longer term strategy to make religious life more visible and relevant here in Scotland.

A full programme for the event will be available in early August but we wanted to make you aware of the event as early as possible in the hope that you will be able to help us in one of three ways.

Firstly, if you have anyone who you think may be interested in the event you can register your interest and reserve a place(s).

Secondly, you can sponsor a place(s) for a young person(s) to attend.  Cost £50 and cheques should be made payable to the Conference of Religious Scotland and sent to me at the address below.

Thirdly, you can help publicise the event through your contacts, parish groups and social media.

And, of course we would be most grateful if you could keep this project in your prayers.  If you need further information, please feel free to get in touch.

Sr Roseann Reddy

on behalf of the CRS Vocation Forum Core Group

 

Sr Gill McCambridge

Sr Francis Kelly

 

Conference of Religious Scotland

Vocations Forum

c/o Sr Roseann 106 Dixon Avenue, Glasgow G42 8EL

srroseann@me.com, 07816937777

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Support Project Truth

July 6, 2018


We are looking forward to hosting the Project Truth team for their training night in August.

The Project Truth Roadshow gets together young people from across the UK to spend a week travelling around Scotland’s towns and cities, bringing the pro-life message to the public with real joy: because life is beautiful. Here’s a link to a video showing what happens on the roadshow.

The week on the road costs over £200 per participant when transport, accommodations, meals and materials are taken in to account. Adding new equipment brings the running costs this year to around £7000.

Below is a Project Truth Wishlist which outlines certain costs. Why not sponsor meals for the week for a young person? Or perhaps a hoody and t-shirt combo? Or maybe your pro-life group would consider sponsoring one of the 9 seater vans? You can donate online by using their GoFundMe page.


Youth 2000 Scotland Retreat: Stronghold

May 21, 2018

Youth 2000 is having a retreat at the beautiful Craig Lodge in Dalmally, from 1st-3rd June. This is a retreat for any young people aged 16-35 years. A chance to deepen your faith and meet lots of other young Catholics! As well as spend time in the beautiful Highlands. We’ll be going, to give a talk. Hope to see you there. See the Youth 2000 website for further details.


Catholic Schools Good For Scotland

May 9, 2018

A new documentary film celebrating the past 100 years of Catholic Education in Scotland, has been released. It is well worth watching and can be viewed here:

The film features our own Sr Roseann and many other well known people, some of whom have attended Catholic schools, such as; Professor Sir Tom Devine, Sir Tom Farmer (Entrepreneur), Mark Millar MBE (Comic Book Writer), Maura Currie (Broadcaster), Kieran Tierney (Footballer), First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Ruth Davidson MSP, Richard Leonard MSP.

The film covers three key themes-

1. The History of the Education Scotland Act 1918

2. The memories of those who attended Catholic schools.

3. The current crop of Catholic students & looking towards the future.

 

 


Project Truth 2018!

March 24, 2018

*** Are you passionate about pro-life issues? ***

Do you believe that all babies should be given the right to life and that all expectant mothers, especially those struggling under difficult circumstances, should be loved and generously supported?
Do you want to help spread the word about how amazing the development of the baby is and help to show people it’s humanity?
Do you think human rights should apply to all, no matter their size, ability or location?

Do you want to help heal the hearts of those who have been hurt by an abortion decision?

Apply to be part of the Project Truth Roadshow and let’s get to the heart of the issue!
Closing date for applications is Monday 10th May
Contact : louise@spucscotland.org


SPUC Youth Conference

March 17, 2018

Sr Andrea and Sr Jess had a great time at the SPUC Youth Conference last weekend, along with 140 young people. Sr Andrea gave a workshop titled ‘Crisis pregnancy: a response’ and was on the discussion panel. There were many interesting speakers at the conference, two of whom spoke about the effects of abortion on women’s mental health. The talks cited a review of the research by pro-choice Prof Fergusson, which has shown that abortion (vs. carrying an unwanted pregnancy to term) is associated with a mild-moderate increase the risk of drug and alcohol misuse, anxiety and suicide.


Nurses Supporting Abortion? Not In My Name

March 16, 2018

Nurse or nursing student? Please sign the letter against any RCN move to support the introduction of abortion on demand, for any reason.

Janet Davies, the Chief Executive of the Royal College of Nurses (RCN), has announced that a panel of RCN staff and members will be deciding on a positioning statement for the RCN on the complete removal of all legal restriction and sanctions regarding abortion. If these measures were to be implemented, it would mean the introduction of abortion on demand, for any reason, to at least 28 weeks and possibly up to birth. Ann Furedi, the CEO of abortion provider BPAS, who are running the campaign to ‘decriminalise’ abortion, has made it clear that they are aiming for the latter, the introduction of abortion up to birth. The Royal College of Midwives’ position in support of ‘decriminalisation’, which saw a large public backlash when it was adopted, has subsequently been used extensively by abortion provider BPAS as a key plank in their political lobbying for the introduction of abortion, on demand, for any reason up to birth. Ahead of this panel deciding the position, the RCN are running a ‘survey’ of the RCN membership which does not allow for members of the RCN to vote on the specific wording of the final positioning statement. It instead asks a single question on whether members support or oppose the broad concept of ‘decriminalisation’ and only commits that members’ input will ‘inform’ the work that will lead to the final position this panel will decide on. If you are a nurse or nursing student, please take action by putting your name to the public joint letter (link below) to the Chief Executive of the Royal College of Nurses, Janet Davies, to voice your concern about this extreme move.

www.notinmyname.org.uk