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Church embraces tech to boost Catholic teacher numbers

June 21st, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

New app and website launched to form Catholic teachers and address shortages

The Church in Scotland has embraced new technology in an effort to boost Catholic teacher numbers. Earlier this month, Dunkeld Diocese launched Teaching is Believing, an app and website which focuses on formation of Catholic teachers as well as providing news and information for those thinking about a career in teaching. The embrace of technology has been welcomed by the Church nationally and by Catholic teachers in Scotland.   Teacher shortage In 2016, the Archbishop of Glasgow and president of the Scottish Catholic Education Service Philip Tartaglia said the urgent need for more Catholic teachers in Scotland will have ‘significant consequences’ if left unanswered. Since then, a number of schemes have been introduced to tackle the problem, including the Scottish-Government backed Catholic Teacher’s Certificate in Religious Education for post-graduate students. At the beginning of this year, Canon Tom Shields, parish priest of St Fillan’s Church and vicar episcopal for education in Dunkeld, enlisted the help of... continue reading.

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Glasgow Archdiocese speaks out over Orange walks

June 21st, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Glasgow Archdiocese have expressed their desire that Orange walks will be scheduled around times and along routes that ‘do not cause difficulties or create anxiety’ for any Mass-attending Catholics. continue reading...


Glasgow teacher awarded MBE after 20 years of charity work

June 21st, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Glasgow teacher has been honoured for his outstanding charitable work in the Queen’s Birthday... continue reading.


Priests hail the contribution of refugees to Scotland’s parishes

June 21st, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two priests have spoken about the role parishes can play in helping refugees as the... continue reading.


Catholic primary school saved by the efforts of the community

June 21st, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Catholic school in East Ayrshire has been saved from closure thanks to campaigning parents.... continue reading.



Youth

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School inspired by Our Lady to promote life and help the needy

June 21 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

It was a great day of Faith and celebration for one South Lanarkshire school...

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Joe’s ‘extraordinary’ Faith brings hundreds to Carfin

June 14 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Hundreds gathered at Carfin on Monday in remembrance of a teenager whose writing on...

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Pro-life ‘heroes’ honoured by awards

June 7 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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St Luke’s pupil boxes clever with winning Baby Box design

May 31 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Carfin kids display their Faith at Marian rally

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Opinion

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Why I volunteer: the christian duty to help your fellow man and woman

June 21 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

David Ashman, a volunteer or Our Lady and St George’s SSVP Conference in Penilee,...

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Jesus can heal our broken hearts

June 21 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Not all wounds are visible, and injuries to the heart cut deeper than those...

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Catholic education is the jewel in the Church’s crown

June 21 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Saying ‘I don’t’ to child-free weddings

June 14 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Why I volunteer: our new series looks at the work of those inspired by Faith to help others

June 14 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS



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