Scots Catholic Blog
Scots Catholic - Calling Scotland's 841,000 Catholics to unite as one voice
Scots Catholic Blog

October 2014

What's a good way to steer a conversation with Jehovah's Witnesses who come to my door?

John 6 will turn the tables in discussions like this 
 
Thankfully there is a very straightforward answer to this question, and it lies in the Bible at John 6.
 
At John 6 Jesus promises the Eucharist and states that what appears to be bread and wine is in fact his own body and blood.  He then goes on to repeat this several times, emphsasising that it is something to be taken literally.  It is likely to be a passage that will turn the tables in your discussion with any Jehovah's Witnesses who happen to knock on your door.

Pope Francis at Angelus: love of God and neighbour are inseparable

 
Pope Francis prayed theAngeluswith pilgrims and tourists gathered in St Peter’s Square beneath the window of the Papal apartments in the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican on Sunday. In remarks ahead of the traditional prayer of Marian devotion, the Holy Father offered some reflections on the Gospel reading of the day, which was taken from Gospel according to St. Matthew (22:34-40).
 
The Pope said: “Today's Gospel reminds us that the whole law of God is summed up in love for God and neighbour,” said Pope Francis, adding, “You cannot love God without loving our neighbour and you cannot love your neighbour without loving God,” and explaining that the “novelty” of Christ’s teaching consists in the union of the two commandments.

Pope expresses deep concern at growing relativism in marriage and the ‘throw-away’ culture

 
Pope Francis said the institution of Christian marriage has never been attacked so much as nowadays where a temporary or throw-away culture has become widespread. He said marriage should not be seen just a social rite and urged priests to stay close to couples and especially children experiencing the trauma of a family break-up. The Pope was replying to questions put to him on a range of topics during an audience with more than 7000 pilgrims belonging to the Schoenstatt movement, an international Marian and apostolic organization that is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding in Germany.

Jesus holds YOU up as an example to the Pharisees (Dwelling on the Word of God, Sunday 26th October 2014)

 
Sunday’s Gospel (Matthew 22:34-40):
 
‘When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees they got together and, to disconcert him, one of them put a question, ‘Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?’ Jesus said, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second resembles it: You must love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments hang the whole Law, and the Prophets also.

Call to promote alternative to abortion as pro-life movement takes to the streets of Glasgow

Hundreds braved the cold to stand up for life
 
Glasgow once again bore witness to the pro-life movement as the annual pro-life torchlight procession took to its streets on Thursday night. 
 
At least 300 people attended this year’s event which is slightly more than last year and must be seen as a positive step in the right direction.  Perhaps the most pleasing thing about the event was the number of young people in attendance.  I have suggested before that there is an undercurrent of Catholic and pro-life youth steadily growing in Scotland, and this was very much in evidence at this event.

Scottish Diocese seeks to lead the way in Catholic Marriage prep

 
Read how the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh is setting about instructing engaged couples in preparation for the sacrament of Marriage.
 
 

Pope Francis calls for abolition of death penalty and life imprisonment and blames politicians and media for promoting violence and revenge

The Pope wants scenes like this to be a thing of the past
 
Pope Francis has urged those in authority to reconsider use of the death penalty and the imposition of life imprisonment. 
 
The Pope expressed his disbelief that states "cannot make use of another means than capital punishment to defend peoples' lives from an unjust aggressor." 
He also stated that: "All Christians and people of good will are thus called today to struggle not only for abolition of the death penalty, whether it be legal or illegal and in all its forms, but also to improve prison conditions, out of respect for the human dignity of persons deprived of their liberty.

Pope welcomes Bayern Munich to the Vatican

Philipp Lahm and Manuel Neuer present the Pope with a framed shirt bearing his name
 
Pope Francis welcomed Bayern Munich's stars to the Vatican on Wednesday, the day after they demolished Roma 7-1 in the Champions League.
 
The Pope spoke with the players and gave each a set of rosary beads as he congratulated them on their fine victory.
 
 

Sad day as Little Sisters of the Poor confirm they are leaving Dundee due to lack of vocations

The Little Sisters have been in Dundee for over 150 years
 
 
Report by Scottish Catholic Media Office:
 
The Little Sisters of the Poor order have today announced that they will be leaving Dundee in 2015. The Sisters are making every effort to ensure continuity of care at the "Wellburn Care Home" which they operate and are actively negotiating with various parties at present, in the hope of securing a new operator for the facility.
 
Commenting on the decision, the Provincial of the order, Sister Joseph said; "It is with great sadness and regret that the Little Sisters of the Poor have decided that they will be leaving Dundee in 2015.

MPs to debate sex-selective abortion Bill

Westminster MPs are set to debate sex-selective abortion next month and it is expected that they will confirm such abortion is illegal. 
 
While we must continue to pray and work for an end toallabortion, political resistance to the ridiculous notion that you can kill an unborn child simply because they are a boy or a girl, must be applauded.  Let us just hope it continues.
 
RSS Follow

Recent Posts

Scots support reduced abortion time limits and statutory waiting period
Catholic Bishops call for faithful to reflect on beauth and goodness of Church teaching ahead of General Election
With Christianity dying out in Europe we need the family more than ever
Cadbury, don't let the bullies win
Peaceful and prayerful: 40 Days for Life returns to Scotland this Lent

Categories

Abortion
Abortion, pro-life
Abstinence
Abuse
Adoption
Adultery
Agnosticism
Amoris Laetitia
Angels
Angelus
Annunciation
Apologetics
Art
Ascension
AsceSolemnitynsion
Assisted Dying
Assisted Suicide
Asylum
Atheism
Baptism
Beatitudes
Bible
Bishop
Buddhism
Canon Law
Capital Punishment
Catechism
Catholic
Catholic Education
Cerebral Palsy
Charity
Chastity
Children
Christian
Christian Unity
Christianity
Christmas
Church
Church Doctors
Commandments
Confession
Confirmation
Consecration
Contraception
Creation
Crime
Crucifixion
Death
Devil
Devotion
Disability
Divination
Division
Divorce
Down's Syndrome
Dwelling on the Word of God
Easter
Ecumenism
Edinburgh
Education
Encyclical
EU
Eucharist
Eugenics
Europe
European Parliament
European Union
Euthanasia
Evangelii Gaudium
Evangelisation
Events
Evil
Evolution
Excommunication
Exorcism
Exorcist
Facebook
Faith
Family
Fatherhood
Feast Days
Film
Football
Forgiveness
Gender
Gendercide
General Audience
General Election
Genocide
Glasgow
God
Gospel
Gospel Reflection
Gossip
Handing on the Faith
Health
Heaven
Hell
Holy Communion
Holy Spirit
Homosexuality
Idolatry
Incest
Infanticide
Internet
Islam
Jesus
Journalism
Joy
Judaism
Laudato Si
Law
Learn the Catholic Faith
Lent
Life
Love
Magisterium
Marriage
Martyrdom
Mary
Mass
Media
Medical Research
Mercy
Messi
Miracle
Missions
Money
Mother of God
Motu Proprio
Nativity
Natural Family Planning
News
Nightfever
Our Lady
Papacy
Parish
Passion
Peace
Persecution
Politics
Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Francis
Pornography
Poverty
Prayer
Precepts
Priesthood
Pro-Choice
Pro-Life
Protestantism
Purgatory
Radio
Reconciliation
Refugee
Relativism
Religion
Rome
Ronaldo
Rosary
Sacrament
Sacrifice
Safeguarding
Saints
Salvation
Same Sex Marriage
Satan
Science
Scotland
Scottish Government
Scottish Parliament
Scripture
Sectarianism
Secularism
Sex
Sin
Soccer
Social Media
Solemnity
Sport
Stations of the Cross
Suffering
Suicide
Survey
Synod
Technology
Television
Tradition
Transgender
Trinity
Truth
Twitter
UK Parliament
UN
United Kingdom
United States
Unity
Vatican
Via Crucis
Virgin Mary
Vocations
War
Way of the Cross
Women
Word of God
World Cup
World Youth Day
Year of Faith
Youth

Archives

May 2017
April 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013

powered by

Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint