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Highland priest begs politicians to tackle suicide epidemic

September 22nd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr James Bell appeals for help at funeral of young mum of four

An Inverness priest has made an urgent appeal for politicians to tackle the scourge of suicide, at the funeral of a young mother of four who took her own life. Margaret MacNeil, 39, lived on the same street as St Mary’s Church in Inverness. Parish priest Fr James Bell said shock at the news of her death gave way ‘to acknowledgement that this was a tragedy unfolding.’ “Although troubled by many anxieties, Margaret was always a loving and thoughtful mother,” he said. “But unbeknown to some of us, Margaret was deeply troubled; she was caught up in a despairing spiral from which she saw no hope. Today we are ­living through the anguish and sorrow.” Fr Bell said Margaret’s ­daughter Nicola wanted people to be made more aware of the circumstances surrounding suicide, its personal impact, and the need for caring intervention. “This struck a deep chord with me, as too frequently I have... continue reading.

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VIP Confirmation for young Fife pupil

September 22 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A young boy from Fife received a VIP Confirmation after he was invited to...

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Primary headteachers discuss the future of Catholic education

September 15 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Primary headteachers from across Scotland gathered for the annual Catholic Primary Headteachers Association (CHAPS)...

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Mini Vinnies make big impact with food bank

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Opinion

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The insights of an exorcist priest

September 22 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS gives us a rare look at Church investigations of...

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Mass is no place for axe-grinding

September 15 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS appreciates the Latin Mass, but is less keen on...

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Could this be our first Catholic Prime Minister?

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Reconciling patriotism and Faith

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The Church must go to the people

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