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Aug 27, 2020 - 02:30 am .- Scotland has reported its second-highest annual abortion figure on record.
Aug 1, 2020 - 05:30 am .- A feminist group said Friday that it may launch a legal challenge over new rules to increase female representation on public boards in Scotland, arguing that they redefine the term “woman” to include men. 
Jul 29, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Catholic bishops have said that proposed hate crime legislation in Scotland could criminalize the Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. 
Jul 15, 2020 - 08:10 am .- Public Masses in Scotland resumed Wednesday with a maximum number of 50 people permitted to attend regardless of church size.
May 5, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- After complaints that a pro-life event held by the Aberdeen Life Ethics Society violated a 'safe space policy', an investigation has resulted in no action being taken against the pro-life group.
Apr 24, 2020 - 12:17 pm .- The president of the Scottish bishops' conference wrote Friday to the Scottish health secretary, saying the permission for women to self-administer both stages of a medical abortion at home during coronavirus is born of ideology rather than true concern for women.
Dec 8, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- Scotland’s Catholic bishops have released a letter setting out the Church’s teaching on abortion and assisted suicide ahead of the U.K. general election next week.
Sep 19, 2019 - 08:00 pm .- A spokesman for the Catholic Church in Scotland said Wednesday the suggestion that Catholic schools in the country are a cause for bigotry is “staggeringly intolerant.”
Jun 19, 2019 - 11:16 am .- Some figures in the Catholic Church and Protestant loyalist groups in Scotland are seeking to reach a compromise regarding Protestant marches passing by Catholic churches.
Jun 18, 2019 - 04:11 pm .- A Scottish Catholic organization set up to prevent, report and audit allegations of sexual abuse within the Church can do even more to “rebuild trust” following the sex abuse scandals, an independent review board has found.
May 31, 2019 - 11:44 am .- A priest in Edinburgh has written to oppose a suggestion in Edinburgh council to strip voting rights from religious representatives on the education committee.
May 29, 2019 - 11:40 am .- The Bishop of Dunkeld has met with local government officials to discuss the council area's decision to strip voting rights from religious representatives on education committees.
May 24, 2019 - 01:01 am .- A pro-life group at the University of Aberdeen has been granted affiliation by the school's student association, a month after filing a lawsuit charging unlawful discrimination.
May 23, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- A pro-life group in Scotland has, for a second time, lost a legal challenge against the government’s decision last year to allow women to self-administer abortion pills at home.
Apr 29, 2019 - 03:47 pm .- With the University of Aberdeen's student association meeting one person short of a quorum last week, it will be at least five months before a pro-life group will have another chance to overturn a pro-choice policy it calls discriminatory.
Apr 16, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- A pro-life student group at the University of Aberdeen filed a lawsuit Friday against the university and its student association after it was blocked from affiliating because of its pro-life stance.
Apr 3, 2019 - 05:43 pm .- The funeral Mass is an important moment of prayer and faith after the death of a loved one - but it is not the appropriate time for eulogies, which are better suited for the funeral reception, said Bishop Joseph Toal of Motherwell, Scotland.
Mar 6, 2019 - 02:05 pm .- The Scottish Parliament hosted a Blessing and Distribution of Ashes for the first time this year, with Archbishop Leo Cushley of St. Andrews and Edinburgh presiding.
Nov 27, 2018 - 03:10 pm .- Student associations at both the University of Aberdeen and the University of Glasgow have recently blocked pro-life student groups from affiliating, limiting their access to funds and venues.
Mar 21, 2018 - 12:38 am .- Scottish authorities’ move to allow at-home administration of abortion drugs violates the law and will allow more pressure on women to have abortions, critics said.

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