St Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Linlithgow
53 Blackness Road, Linlithgow. Telephone: +44(0)1506 842145

Good works

James 23-27 "Anyone who listens to the Word and takes no action is like someone who looks at his own features in a mirror and, once he has seen what he looks like, goes off and immediately forgets it. But anyone who looks steadily at the perfect law of freedom and keeps to it not listening and forgetting, but putting it into practice will be blessed in every undertaking."

Charity

1 Corinthians 13:2 “And if I should distribute all my goods to feed the poor, and if I should deliver my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profited me nothing.”

INTERNATIONAL AID:

SCIAF:

SCIAF is the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund, the official aid and international development charity of the Catholic Church in Scotland.
www.sciaf.org.uk

ECUMENISM:

John 20-23 "I pray not only for them, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me. And I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may be brought to perfection as one, that the world may know that you sent me, and that you loved them even as you loved me.”
 
APPLICATION OF PRINCIPLES AND NORMS ON ECUMENISM
ECUMENISM - THE VATICAN
www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/chrstuni/general-docs/rc_pc_chrstuni_doc_19930325_directory_en.html

WHAT IS "ECUMENISM"?
www.catholic.org/featured/headline.php?ID=635

JUSTICE AND PEACE:

JUSTICE AND PEACE SCOTLAND:

Update and Campaign News - www.justiceandpeacescotland.org.uk

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www.justiceandpeacescotland.org.uk/MagazineENews.aspx

DIARY/EVENTS:

Visit http://www.justiceandpeacescotland.org.uk/EventsDiary.aspx for details of events, local national and international.

PRO-LIFE:

The Gospel of Life is at the heart of Jesus’ message. Lovingly received day after day by the Church, it is to be preached with dauntless fidelity as “Good News” to the people of every age and culture.’ Evangelium Vitae1

BRITISH VICTIMS OF ABORTION, Supporting those struggling in the aftermath of a personal abortion experience. www.bvafoundation.org

DAY FOR LIFE:

You are precious in my sight’  Isaiah 43:4  – the day dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition. Day for Life 2009 will focus on suicide www.dayforlife.org

LIFELINE, Edinburgh:

Our Mission is to offer Care and Understanding to people facing issues surrounding pregnancy. http://www.lifelinecounselling.org/

VOLUNTEERING AND HEALTH AWARENESS:

AddictionResource.com, who raises awareness on the dangers of addiction and helps local communities stay drug-free. https://addictionresource.com/

The American Society of Addiction Medicine, who also promotes drug abuse prevention and treatment. http://www.asam.org/

MERCATOR:

This is what MercatorNet stands for, reframing ethical and policy debates in terms of human dignity, not dollars and cents or political calculation. We place the person at the centre of media debates about popular culture, the family, sexuality, bioethics, religion and law. MercatorNet isn't liberal. It isn't conservative. We don't want to be trapped on one or the other side of the culture wars. If you want a label, try "dignitarian".
www.mercatornet.com

SPUC SCOTLAND:

This society started life in protection of unborn children from abortion and is non-denominational. It has however grown to adopt Church teaching in a range of ‘Life Issues’.   www.spucscotland.org

RESTORE FAITH IN DEMOCRACY!

The General Election is a great opportunity to ensure that politicians take account of issues around poverty and inequality. But holding MPs to account is not something to be done only once every five years! Please join Church Action on Poverty’s ‘MP Accountability Network’, and hold your MP accountable for their promises after the Election! One of the keys to restoring faith in democracy is ensuring that the MPs we elect at the General Election are held to account for what they do on our behalf in Parliament. Members of our MP Accountability Network will pledge to meet with their MPs regularly, building an ongoing relationship and working together on the issues that concern them. It's a great way to keep your MP focused on tackling UK poverty - particularly if you persuaded them to sign the Get Fair Poverty Pledge last summer! Visit www.church-poverty.org.uk/ to sign up.

WESTMINSTER DECLARATION:

The Scottish Catholic Observer reported in the issue current on Sunday 11.4.10 that Cardinal O’Brien has signed the following declaration.

WE BELIEVE that protecting human life, protecting marriage, and protecting freedom of conscience are foundational for creating and maintaining strong families, caring communities and a just society.
WE INVITE Christians of all denominations who subscribe to the historic Christian faith to sign the Westminster 2010  Declaration of Christian Conscience.
WE CALL upon all parliamentary candidates to pledge that they will 'respect, uphold and protect the right of Christians to hold and express Christian beliefs and act according to Christian conscience’.
www.westminster2010.org.uk/sign/thanks/

 

THE KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBA

The Knights of St Columba is an Order of Catholic Laymen. The Organisation exists to support the mission of the Catholic Church, plus aiding the Hierarchy and the Clergy in their Scared Ministries. Contact John Donnelly 07807 425446 www.ksc.org.uk