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Church network which seeks to harness parent power is relaunched amid battle for voting rights

August 23rd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow Archdiocese, president of SCES, said: “The Parents’ Network is directly related to the responsibility of Catholic parents to be the first teachers of their children.”

The Church is appealing for parents to join a new network that will aim to give families a greater voice and safeguard the future of Catholic education. The Scottish Catholic Education Service (SCES) will host a national gathering on September 21 as it seeks to bolster the voice of Catholic parents in Scottish education. The launch comes amid a crucial battle over the future of Catholic schools. This week, after the SCO went to press, Edinburgh City Council voted on whether or not to follow Perth and Kinross in stripping the Catholic Church of voting rights on education committees. Government consultations Barbara Coupar, director of SCES, believes the network will help mobilise parents who want to learn more about educating their children in the Catholic Faith, as parents are ‘primary educators,’ adding that the Scottish Government is increasingly wanting to listen to the voice of parents when holding consultations. Mrs Coupar said: “There has been an... continue reading.

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Hundreds gather at Carfin Grotto to remember the devout example of Joe Wilson

August 23rd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholics gathered at Carfin grotto to pray for a devout young man who passed away in 2011 aged 17. continue reading...


Lessons for Scotland from the relics tour of St Thérèse to England and Wales a decade ago

August 23rd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two organisers of the 2009 visit of the relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux to... continue reading.


New qualification will boost RE teacher numbers in Catholic schools amid shortfall

August 23rd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A new qualification that aims to boost the number of RE teachers in Catholic schools... continue reading.


Arbroath parish raises four figure sum for charities and church repairs on annual walk

August 23rd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Parishioners in Arbroath have raised £1,000 and counting for refugees and other charities last week... continue reading.



Youth

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Parish prays for Kieran Tierney after record-breaking transfer

August 16 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Motherwell parish has praised the contribution of its young people to the community—including...

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Priest pays tribute to St Mungo’s pupil killed in accident

August 9 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A pupil from a Catholic school in Glasgow has died after getting into difficulty...

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Mini Vinnies celebrate past year with ‘inspiring’ gathering

July 5 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Bumper birthday celebration as St Constantine’s turns ten

June 28 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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

June 28 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


Opinion

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Priest reveals becoming life-long friends with St Therese of Lisieux has been deeply rewarding

August 23 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Little Flower, as with all the Saints, can offer support and direction in...

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The surprising link between Faith and hip-hop music and its exposure in a secular world

August 23 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Emily Black, argues that despite a reputation for focussing on violence, rappers in both...

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Priests do not have a monopoly on service: we all have our own vocation to live

August 16 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Tackling the problem of pornography from a Catholic perspective

August 16 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Delving into apostolic history like tracing a family tree

August 9 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS



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