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SNP depute candidates clash over Catholic schools

August 26th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Rival candidates split over freedom of Catholic schools; ‘no exceptions’ MEP Alyn Smith says over LGBTI policy

Two of the candidates for deputy leader of the SNP have feuded over Catholic schools this week with MEP Alyn Smith saying he would seek to diminish religious freedom in education. Writing in The National, Alyn Smith said he was a keen supporter of the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign against homophobic bullying which seeks mandatory classes on LGBT issues in all schools. “While freedom of religion is important, if any organisation is providing a publicly funded service then that freedom is surpassed by a duty to equality and the law,” he wrote. “We have curriculum for excellence, we’re more than capable of setting what our schools need to do, we need to set the bar a bit higher on LGBTI issues. In all schools, no exceptions.” When asked by the SCO if he would seek a change to the existing arrangement on Catholics schools if elected depute leader of the SNP,... continue reading.

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Irish family suggest Padre Pio relic saved their child

August 30th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A three-month-old girl has made a miraculous recovery after her father placed a relic of Padre Pio on her bed. continue reading...

Missionaries of charity attacked in Argentina

August 30th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Sisters of the the order founded by Mother Teresa, have been beaten in their home... continue reading.

Bishop McGhee announces clergy changes

August 30th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Brian McGee of Argyll and the Isles today announced a number of clergy changes... continue reading.

Archbishop says ‘it breaks these hearts’ to see Italy suffering

August 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish Catholics today came together at St Andrew’s Cathedral, Glasgow at a special Mass for... continue reading.

Pope Francis to visit Italian earthquake victims

August 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Holy Father has announced that he will visit the survivors of Wednesday’s earthquake in... continue reading.



Teacher prepares for month-long stint in Malawi

August 26 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Dan McGinty and Amanda Connelly...


Baby Maria brings WYD home to Scotland

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At a closing Mass in Krakow, Pope Francis told more than a million people...


A message of mercy at World Youth Day

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MOMENTS THAT WILL last a lifetime

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Youngsters grill Archbishop on Faith

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We have to see each other’s viewpoint

August 26 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

It’s important for our society that we listen to others, particularly those who say...


A young girl’s laughter can radiate the energy of God

August 26 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Ronald Rolheiser...


Religious freedom and equality need respect

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The confessions of a fundraising priest

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Take the opportunity this week to embrace others

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  • Shocking sectarian vandalism at Glasgow school
  • Richard Purden on Catholics on the big screen
  • The Mercy Tour of the UK hits Glasgow Cathedral
  • Stunning photos of a Syro Malabar procession in Lanarkshire
  • Joe Mcgrath on the enduring power of mercy.

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