Billing’s Ovulation Method Teacher Training Course

March 14, 2018

A Programme for Health Professionals, Marriage Educators and others interested in Women’s Health and Fertility

Date: 31st May – 3rd June 2018

Venue: Schoenstatt Centre, Clachan of Campsie, Campsie Glen, Glasgow, G66 7AB

To find out more information and book a place, contact Fertility Care Scotland. Email: or phone 0141 221 0858

Attendance at this Teacher Training Course will enable the participants to give information on the Billings Ovulation Method® to women and couples who wish to conceive as well as those wishing to use a natural method to avoid pregnancy. Recognition of the signs of fertility and infertility allows a woman to monitor her reproductive health. The woman who knows her own fertility patterns will be alerted early to any abnormality which requires medical management.

Once learned the Billings Ovulation Method® can be applied to all variations throughout a woman’s reproductive life:

  • regular cycles
  • irregular cycles
  • anovular bleeding
  • effects of stress
  • after childbirth or miscarriage
  • while breastfeeding
  • approaching menopause
  • low fertility



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 ( 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.

Taize Event on Monday

March 10, 2018

At 7pm in St Margaret’s Church, Clydebank. All are invited for prayer, food and fellowship:

“I invite you all warmly to come and pray and share a meal with us at St Margaret’s as we are joined by the lovely Br Paolo of the Taize community in France. Br Paolo is deeply passionate about encouraging young people in their journey towards Christ and we are delighted to learn from him, pray with him and one another as we seek to enter ever more deeply into the mystery of God’s love for us.
Br Paolo is seeking to encourage more young Scottish people to journey to Taize and has made known to us of some scholarship opportunities, so any school pupils in particular who may be interested, please encourage them to come along.”

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.”

50 Questions About Abortion: 46 – There will always be abortion, what’s the point of pro-life action?

February 28, 2018

Last year was the 50th anniversary of the passing of the 1967 Abortion Act in the UK. Sr Roseann is answering 50 questions about abortion, to mark the 50th anniversary.

Question 46: “There’s always been abortion, there will always be abortion, what’s the point of all this discussion and pro-life action?”

Thank You for Donation

February 26, 2018

Thank you to the Knights of St Columba Council 396 who presented us with a cheque for £250 at last week’s Pro-Life Mass.

Conscientious Objection

February 24, 2018

Scottish midwife, great friend of ours and all round remarkable person, Mary Doogan, tells the Mail why she is supporting a much-needed change in the law regarding conscience. She was forced out of her job as a senior midwife after refusing to supervise abortions.

“I don’t believe any midwife should be put in that position. It goes against why I went into midwifery in the first place. My role was to bring life into the world. My patients were the woman and the baby. I have always felt a professional duty to both.”

Read the full article here 

You can visit to find out more about the Conscientious Objection (Medical Activities) Bill and please consider making contact with your MP asking them to support the Bill.