Family Matters

December 29, 2014

In Scotland the State will be undermining the right of parents to protect their children and even to be informed that their child is in a situation that is dangerous, detrimental or even illegal. The Scottish Government has issued guidelines – Conduct of Relationship, Sexual Health and Parenthood Education in Schools – which encourages teachers to speak to a child’s ‘named person’ about any wellbeing concerns.

The progressive SNP have introduced a Named Person Scheme whereby every child in Scotland will have a State appointed official to act as guardian and monitor their wellbeing. The guidelines bypass parents and say that staff should discuss any concerns they have with the young person and ensure they have access to confidential young people friendly services; and if it is judged there is a risk to the child’s wellbeing, staff should inform the child’s Named Person. Read the rest of this entry »


Peace on Earth and Goodwill to all men

December 25, 2014

As we celebrate the birth of Our Saviour we continue to pray for peace throughout the world and that peoples will learn to live in harmony no matter what their differences are.   The example of the Holy Family is placed before us to give courage to those families who find themselves, through no fault on their part, fleeing from persecution and forced displacement.

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