News that the Scottish Parliament has officially recognised today's Consecration of Scotland to Our Lady has been welcomed by Catholics across Scotland.
The Parliamentary Motion states:
'That the Parliament recognises that Scotland’s Catholic bishops will consecrate the nation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on 3 September 2017; understands that the bishops will pray for Scotland at the Marian Shrine at the Carfin Grotto, near Motherwell, asking that Scotland be energised with a renewed desire to seek the truth, and understands that at the same time they will pray for all parliamentarians and government, so that they will play their part in building a true civilisation of love and strive to create a place where all people are valued, a place where poor, lonely and marginalised people are not forgotten, and a place where people are free to practise their faith.'
Bishop Keenan of the Diocese of Paisley has written on Facebook: News that the Scottish Parliament has chosen to involve itself in the Consecration of Scotland to Our Lady with a formal motion of recognition. I feel this is enormously significany and providential.
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