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Pope’s Our Father suggestion considered by Scottish bishops

December 15th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father’s discussion on altering key line is cautiously welcomed by bishops Keenan and Taylor

Scottish bishops have given a cautious welcome to Pope Francis’ suggestion that the Our Father could be changed, saying that ‘lead us not into temptation’ is ‘not a good translation.’ In an interview on Italian TV, the Pope said: “I am the one who falls: it’s not [God] who pushes me toward temptation to see how I fall. A father doesn’t do this, a father helps us to get up right away.” He noted that this line was recently re-translated in the French version of the prayer to read: “Do not let me fall into temptation.” The Latin version of the prayer, the authoritative version in the Catholic Church, reads: “Ne nos inducas in ­tentationem.” The Pope said that the one who leads people into temptation ‘is Satan; that is the work of Satan.’ He said that the essence of that line in the prayer is like telling God: “When Satan leads me into... continue reading.

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Schools join battle against bullies

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An innovative new anti-bullying project has been launched by seven Catholic schools across the...

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New connections for Catholic students

December 8 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

An exciting networking opportunity for Catholic students has arisen, as the Catholic Student Network...

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Turnbull High consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

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A proud history for Glasgow’s ‘St Francis Primary family’

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Bellshill Catholic primary schools could be merged into joint campus

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Advent, a season of joyful expectation before Christmas, begins Nov. 29 this year. The Advent wreath, with a candle marking each week of the season, is a traditional symbol of the liturgical period. (CNS photo/Lisa A. Johnston, St. Louis Review)

Advent nudges us out of the darkness

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This Christmas, THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS says we should remember that peace is...

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The wonder and awe of traditional worship

December 15 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

BRANON MCGINLEY finds the beauty of Mass leads to God —By BRANDON MCGINLEY ...

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Advent is a time to pause and reflect

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Putting Christ back in Christmas

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An oasis for those broken by abortion

December 1 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS



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