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Surge in Scottish homeless deaths sparks major Church concern

February 14th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Dioceses and activists call for better response as fresh statistics released

Three Scottish dioceses and a Church agency have called for action as ‘disturbing’ new figures have revealed a 19 per cent increase in the number of homeless deaths in Scotland. The Archdioceses of Glasgow and St Andrews & Edinburgh, Aberdeen Diocese and Justice and Peace Scotland have all spoken out after it was revealed there was a 19 per cent increase in the number of homeless people who died in 2018 when compared with 2017. The figures published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) estimated there were 195 deaths during the year. There were 164 in 2017. The latest death rate of homeless people in Scotland is now more than double that of England and Wales’. 2018’s figures included a harsh period of winter weather, including a week of snow in February colloquially known as the ‘Beast from the East.’   Storm Ciara This week Scotland faced similar weather, with Storm Ciara sweeping across the nation. A rate of... continue reading.

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Catholic High School finds new ways to help the homeless

February 14th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St Paul's High School created a strategy to help Glasgow’s homeless community, which was deemed the best by the judging panel. continue reading...


Healthcare workers thanked for ‘extending God’s work’ at annual Mass

February 14th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The annual Mass, which took place on Sunday February 9, pays homage to the hard... continue reading.


Coronavirus guidelines issued by Church in England and Wales but not in Scotland

February 14th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The bishops of England and Wales offered guidance on how to minimise the risk of... continue reading.


Candlelit service with saints recreates Lourdes experience

February 14th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Around 200 gathered at Carfin on February 10 to spend an hour with Sts Mary... continue reading.



Youth

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Young Scots in Rome see their school’s patron made a saint

October 18 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pupils from Cardinal Newman High in Bellshill travelled to Rome last week to witness...

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Retiring headteacher had positive impact on ‘thousands of children’

October 11 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A newly retired headteacher received messages of support from his colleagues as he spoke...

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Mass marks 50 years of teaching at Catholic primary in West Dumbartonshire

October 4 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Fundraising campaign launched to bring Good News to youth

October 4 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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National Youth Pilgrimage venerates Patron saint’s relics in St Andrew’s Cathedral

September 6 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


Opinion

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Where would the Church be without its female religious?

February 14 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Jamie McMorrin explains the need to recognise the indispensable contribution of religious women...

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The season of Spring is a time for irreplaceable love

February 7 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Helping couples prepare for marriage is a joy, even if it occasionally means saying...

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a playful flutter can turn into a tornado when gambling

February 7 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Praying for a break from bread and circuses

February 7 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Celibacy: a precious gift for the life of the Church

January 24 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS



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