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1 - blood

Faith and Lourdes helped victim of infected blood scandal, inquiry hears

July 12th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholic woman’s moving testimony to inquiry into infected blood scandal

A victim of a contaminated blood scandal has revealed how her Catholic Faith and pilgrimages to Lourdes gave her the ‘resilience and strength’ to cope with a battle against Hepatitis C. Eileen Dyson provided evidence at the Infected Blood Inquiry last week and directed stark criticism towards the NHS for their lack of care after she was infected with Hepatitis C during a blood transfusion following the birth of her son in 1988. During her submission at the inquiry in Edinburgh on Wednesday July 3, Mrs Dyson, who is now free of the disease, cited the role her Faith has played in helping her to cope with the ‘stigma of having Hep C.’   Lourdes The Motherwell Diocese parishioner also said that pilgrimages to Lourdes over many years helped ‘counter the cynicism of living in a [country] where the sick are so badly treated.’ The mum of two told the inquiry of the impact the infection... continue reading.

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Pope invited to Glasgow in 2020

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Pope Francis has been invited to Glasgow for the centenary of Catholic charity Apostleship of the Sea. continue reading...


Catholic groups and campaigners join forces to fight Serco refugee evictions

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Campaigners are seeking parish support for people made homeless after being refused asylum in the... continue reading.


Annual ‘blessing of the boats’ event takes place in Castlebay

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An annual ‘blessing of the boats’ took place in the Isles last week, allowing the... continue reading.


First communion costs in Scotland contrast with irish extravagance

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Spending on First Communions in Scotland remains relatively modest in contrast to ballooning cost in... continue reading.



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Mini Vinnies celebrate past year with ‘inspiring’ gathering

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Young people gathered in Glasgow recently to brain-storm ideas for fighting poverty through Faith....

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Bumper birthday celebration as St Constantine’s turns ten

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The Archbishop of Glasgow marked a primary school’s 10th anniversary last week by presenting...

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One journey ends and another begins for young Scots on the Camino

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

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Joe’s ‘extraordinary’ Faith brings hundreds to Carfin

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Opinion

No Anti-Catholic marches past Catholic Churches, silent protest at St Alphonsus RC Church, Glasgow,Protesting at the Bridgeton Loyal Orange and Purple District No37 march past the church.Sat 16th February 2019.Photo by and copyright of Paul Mc Sherry 07770 393960 @Paulmcsherry2

Enough is enough: politicians and Police Scotland must ensure the safety of the Catholic community

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Canon Tom White, parish priest of St Mary’s and St Alphonsus Churches, Glasgow, reflects...

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You don’t have to travel far to be a pilgrim

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The camino holds great appeal, but pilgrimages come in all types, and the greatest...

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Vatican’s top communications man on conveying the Church’s message

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All work and no rest is a recipe for disaster

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Why I volunteer: Using the ‘secret weapon’ of prayer to help people on Scotland’s streets

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P1-JUN-28-2019

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— Success for Church-backed poverty campaign

— Scottish Catholics join 12,000-strong call for urgent action to halt climate change

— Young people help mark the feast of Opus Dei founder

— Priorities outlined in 20th year of the Scottish Parliament

— Catholic charity praised by MP for changing lives in Zambia

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