Loading
Church in the UK
UK’s Labour Party can’t be sure of Catholic vote, says bishop

.- The Labour Party should not assume it will have the traditional working-class vote in Scotland in the upcoming election in view of recent legislation that does not uphold Christian principles, said Bishop Joseph Devine of Motherwell.

Catholics in Scotland have voiced their concern over the erosion of family values due to recent legislation recognizing same-sex civil unions and granting adoption rights to homosexuals. These laws have impacted Catholics and their traditional allegiance to Labour, the bishop said.

"For generations, including myself, Catholics in their droves tended to vote consistently for the Labour Party,” he was quoted as saying by The Scotsman. “But over the past few months it has been very noticeable, in conversations I've had with all manner of people, that that allegiance has been severely tested to the point, I think, of being broken."

"The state seems to have developed a new kind of morality devoid of any Christian principle or background," the bishop was quoted as saying. He warned it would be "ill-founded" of the Labour Party to assume it could count on the traditional vote.

Bishop Devine did not suggest who Catholics should vote for. He said it was for churchgoers to "exercise their votes responsibly, according to their conscience." But he told Radio 4's Sunday program he thought he might support the Christian People's Alliance.


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

A Look at India from Rome
A Look at India from Rome
3D Church mapping
#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
Aug
1

Liturgical Calendar

August 1, 2014

Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:54-58

Gospel
Date
08/01/14
07/31/14
07/30/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Jer 26: 1-9
Gospel:: Mt 13: 54-58

Saint of the Day

St. Alphonsus Liguori »

Saint
Date

Homily of the Day

Mt 13:47-53

Homily
Date
07/31/14
07/30/14
07/29/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: