Scotland: Church spokesman calls for campaign against anti-Catholicism
Catholic World News - February 21, 2011
Peter Kearney, director of the Scottish bishops’ media office, is calling for a government-funded campaign that targets anti-Catholicism.
“Over the last ten years significant amounts of public money have been given to organizations offering anti-sectarianism training and information,” he says. “Most, if not all, Scottish schoolchildren have been given talks, workshops and leaflets on the subject. Using the measurable criteria we have, there is no indication to date that the problem has diminished.”
“In the same way that annual drink-drive purges aren't referred to as road safety campaigns but specifically labelled in accordance with the behavior they seek to eradicate, so too should anti-sectarianism initiatives be labelled in a far more specific way” and address the “deep, wide, and vicious anti-Catholic hostility” in Scotland.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our April expenses ($25,943 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!