A few things for you to get involved with!

1)      Advent bazaar is on THIS SATURDAY 3rd December, from 1 pm – 3 pm, at the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative, 104 Albert Road, Crosshill, Glasgow G42 8DR. Please come along and support it. There will be a tea room, tombola, bottle stall, lucky dip, bric-a-brac, home baking, crafts.

2)      If you have donations for the Advent bazaar (such as bottles, tombola prizes or home baking), please bring them to the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative by Friday 2nd December at the latest.

3)      Please write to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon as soon as possible voicing your opposition to her considering the NHS in Scotland providing abortion to women from Northern Ireland. See the post on our blog for further details of her recent comments in First Minister’s Question Time https://cardinalwinningprolifeinitiative.wordpress.com/2016/11/25/write-to-nicola-sturgeon/

Many thanks and God bless,

Sr Roseann, Sr Andrea and Jess


Last week, on Thursday 17th November, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon responded to a question posed by Green Party MSP Patrick Harvie during First Minister’s Question Time.

She said: “I am happy to explore with the NHS what the situation is now in terms of the ability of women from Northern Ireland to access safe and legal abortion in NHS Scotland and whether any improvements can be made.”

Following the First Minister’s comments, it is important that she hears from pro-lifers the opposing point of view.

Sr Roseann has written to Nicola Sturgeon and I would encourage you to also.

You can write to Nicola Sturgeon as follows:

1) by letter:

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP

St. Andrew’s House

Regent Road

Edinburgh

ED1 3DG

[Date]

Dear First Minister,

[what you have to say]

Yours faithfully,

[sign]

[Your name]

2) by email firstminister@gov.scot

3) by First Minister’s Postbag https://firstminister.gov.scot/join/first-minister-postbag/

It is always best to write your own personalised letter.

Some points you may wish to make are:

  • The people of Northern Ireland have consistently rejected liberalisation of their abortion law. Aren’t her comments interference in another nation’s affairs?
  • If Nicola Sturgeon believes in choice, what measures will she ensure are put in place to help women make a properly informed choice and give them the option of being supported in choosing life?
  • What impact will this have on our NHS?

See below for a more detailed view of the question and comments.

Patrick Harvie asked: “Many women in Northern Ireland find themselves with no option but to travel elsewhere in the UK to access legal and safe abortion. The time that that takes and the stress that it causes are bad enough, but there are also often significant financial barriers. Some organisations who support those women estimate that, at the low end, the process costs about £400 and, in many other cases, it costs more than £2,000.

“Does the First Minister agree that the National Health Service in Scotland should be exploring what can be done to ensure that those women are able to access abortion in Scotland, if that is where they choose to travel to, without facing that kind of unacceptable financial barrier?”

Ms Sturgeon responded: “I am happy to explore with the NHS what the situation is now in terms of the ability of women from Northern Ireland to access safe and legal abortion in NHS Scotland and whether any improvements can be made.

“Like Patrick Harvie, I believe that women should have the right to choose, within the limits that are currently set down in law, and that that right should be defended.

“When a woman opts to have an abortion—I stress that is never, ever an easy decision for any woman—the procedure should be available in a safe and legal way. That is my view.”


Prayer Request

21Nov16

Please pray for a woman who is considering abortion.

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Back by popular demand!

Saturday 3rd December 1-3 pm.

Come along to get in the advent mood: tea room, crafts, home baking, bottle stall, tombola, bric-a-brac, lucky dip…. and the famous pageant!

Venue: Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative, 104 Albert Road, Glasgow, G42 8DR.

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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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Our monthly pro-life Mass will be on Wednesday 16th November. Mass will be celebrated by Fr Paul Morton. We would love to have you join us in praying for the pro-life cause, and a for a good chat after Mass.

Adoration: 6-7 pm

Rosary: 7 pm

Mass: 7:30 pm

At Blessed John Duns Scotus R.C. Church, 270 Ballater Street, Gorbals, Glasgow, G5 0YT

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Just a wee reminder to all the ladies WITH TICKETS for tomorrow’s St Margaret’s Ladies’ Lunch:

Doors open at 1 pm and lunch will be served at 1:45 pm.

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow🙂

We are packed to over capacity so unfortunately at this point we do not have any more tickets.

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A full day conference in Glasgow, with speakers who are experts in their area of defending human life from conception to natural death. Programme and tickets available through the link below.

We are going, hope to see you there!

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spuc-scotland-conference-2016-tickets-28356378692

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The 4th Annual St Margaret’s Day Ladies’ Lunch on Saturday 12th November is fully booked and we have squeezed in extras – the hall is now at absolute full capacity of 160! No further requests for tickets will be taken and we cannot accommodate anyone turning up on the day who has not already got a ticket. We are looking forward to a great day and a report on the day will follow!

 


Last weekend, Sister Roseann, postulant Jess and volunteer Louise were honoured to be invited to the Knights of St Columba’s Supreme Council. They enjoyed the Saturday evening banquet, with socialising and listening to speeches and then on Sunday morning they gave talks to the ladies and attended Mass. Sr Roseann spoke about the history of involvement of the Knights of St Columba with the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative. Louise spoke about Project Truth, a youth initiative of SPUC, which the Knights have helped with. Jess spoke about what led to her joining the Sisters of the Gospel of Life. The Knights of St Columba have always been very helpful in giving practical, spiritual and financial support to the work of the Sisters of the Gospel of Life at the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative. Over the weekend, the ladies (wives of the Knights) fundraised an amazing £1000 to help us and also donated baby clothes and toys (pictured). We are very grateful for their support.

For more information about the Knights of St Columba, visit www.ksc.org.uk

For more information about Project Truth, visit www.facebook.com/projecttruthscotland

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I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. - John 10:10