Scottish bishops distribute leaflets on marriage, family life
Published: January 30, 2004
EDINBURGH, Scotland (CNS) -- Scotland's Catholic bishops have distributed 250,000 leaflets on marriage and family life, part of an effort to make 2004 a year in support of life and the family. The leaflets were distributed to 450 parishes throughout Scotland the weekend of Jan. 31 to mark the Feb. 2 feast of the Presentation of the Lord. In a December letter to Scotland's Catholic community, Cardinal Keith O'Brien of St. Andrews and Edinburgh said it was in the best interests of Scottish society, and therefore incumbent on all who were active in public life, to respect and foster family life. "All legislative and fiscal policy must take account of the effect that it will have on this core institution of our society and ensure that it is strengthened and not undermined," he said. He urged Catholics to use the material being distributed as the focal point of debate, discussion and initiatives in their homes, parishes, schools and workplaces.
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