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1-GLASGOW-VIGIL-MANCHESTER

Prayers for Manchester and Barra

May 25th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Vigils unite communities after suicide bomber kills dozens at pop concert
– By Ian Dunn and Amanda Connelly

Pope Francis has lead Catholics around the world in praying for the victims of the suicide bombing in Manchester this week—as the Church offered support to the isle of Barra which is mourning after the attack left one girl from the island dead and another seriously injured. 22 people, including an eight-year-old girl, were killed and 59 injured when a suicide bomber attacked concert-goers at Manchester Arena. A man set off a bomb in the foyer at 22:33pm on May 22 at the end of a concert by the American popstar Ariana Grande. It is the worst UK terror attack since the London bombings on July 7 2005, in which 56 people were killed. Barra mourns Eilidh MacLeod, 14, from Barra has been confirmed among those killed in Monday's attack. Her friend and fellow Castlebay Community School pupil, Laura MacIntyre, 15, is in hospital with serious injuries. Bishop Brian McGee of Argyll and the... continue reading.

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5-TOM-DEVINE

Sectarianism in Scotland is ‘on its deathbed,’ says historian Tom Devine

May 26th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Sectarianism in Scotland is ‘on its deathbed’ and the future of Catholic schools is more secure now than ever before, according to leading historian Sir Tom Devine. continue reading...


Pope prays for Manchester

May 23rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has extended his prayers and condolences to those affected by the bombing in... continue reading.


Prayers for Manchester from Scotland

May 23rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow has expressed his horror at the bombings at the Manchester... continue reading.



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7-CONFIRMATION-LAUNCH

Headteachers launch new Confirmation resource

May 26 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Deputy heads from across Scotland joined together last week with the aim of developing...

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Aid to the Church in Need supporters ready to rally

May 19 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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Fundraising can be fun—just ask these proud P7s

May 12 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Millie’s short cut to help cancer sufferers

May 5 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Fatima brought to Scotland’s schools

April 28 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


Opinion

11-NON-VIOLENCE

Now is the time for non-violence

May 26 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Many have sought peaceful solutions—and momentum is building, writes HONOR HANIA...

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Prayers for Manchester and Barra

May 26 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

This week’s editorial leader...

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The empty spaces we leave behind

May 26 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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A rich history of stirring stories

May 19 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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The tricky line a priest must walk in a new parish

May 19 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS



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