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First Minister to deliver lecture to mark Catholic schools centenary

January 19th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Cardinal Winning Lecture announcement has sparked an online backlash

Nicola Sturgeon is to give the 2018 Cardinal Winning lecture at Glasgow University to mark the 100th anniversary of the act that brought Catholic schools into the state system. The announcement was called a huge ‘milestone’ in the year of celebrations—but some Catholics have criticised the decision because of the First Minister’s pro-abortion stance. The First Minister will give the lecture on Saturday March 3 at Glasgow University, in order to mark 100 years of the 1918 Catholic Education Scotland Act, which saw the transfer of Catholic schools from diocesan control to the state school system. “The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, will give the 2018 Cardinal Winning Lecture... to mark the partnership between the Catholic Church and the state in Scotland in the provision of education to our young people, the University of Glasgow has announced,” Bishop John Keenan of Paisley Diocese said. “A huge milestone in this year’s celebrations.”   Backlash However the announcement provoked... continue reading.

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St Ninian’s High School takes the lead with ban on high-caffeine energy drinks

January 19 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Catholic high school has banned energy drinks – one of the first schools...


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December 22 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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Schools join battle against bullies

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New connections for Catholic students

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Turnbull High consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

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The SCO editor looks back in his final edition

January 19 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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