Thursday, November 30, 2006

Religiously motivated crime against Catholics in Scotland

Background briefing.

From CFNews: Anti-Catholic sectarian crime in Scotland has risen 50 percent, according to official figures released by the Scottish Executive. According to the statistics 440 Scots were convicted of religiously motivated assaults between January 2004 and June 2005. 'Sadly this document shows that Catholics in Scotland are still many times more likely to be subject of a sectarian attack than any other group,' said Cardinal Keith O'Brien. 'During the period of this study Catholics were five times more likely to be the victims. 'This is of great concern to me,' he added. The report also showed that of the 726 cases investigated 31 percent of the incidents had been directed against Scottish Protestants. Scottish Executive Justice Minister Cathy Jamieson said that people found guilty of bigoted attacks would be named and shamed and 'publicly recorded as the disgrace they are.' 'The message is clear,' she added. 'Bigots and bullies have no place in modern Scotland and will be shamed.' [Universe]

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Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St Michael

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down to Hell Satan, and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen