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Pope’s breastfeeding at Mass comments backed in Scotland

August 17th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Growing momentum in call to change attitudes towards mothers feeding infants

Pope Francis’ call for women not to be afraid to feed their infants at Mass has been backed in Scotland, amid appeals for a change in attitudes towards breastfeeding. As a Catholic secondary in Ayrshire signed up to become a ‘breastfeeding-friendly’ school, a Glasgow Sister and a Catholic MSP have appealed to churches to welcome new mothers and set an example to the rest of society. The Church in Scotland meanwhile highlighted the Pope’s message to new mothers. “All Catholic parishes aim to foster a welcoming environment for families with young children,” a spokesperson said. “Pope Francis has called breastfeeding a ‘language of love’ and encouraged women not to be afraid to feed their infants at Mass or in public spaces.” Earlier this month, pupils and staff at St Matthew’s Academy in Saltcoats received a certificate as a breastfeeding-friendly school, after taking part in sessions delivered by NHS Ayrshire and Arran and the Breastfeeding... continue reading.

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85-year-old to lead first Ben Nevis Rosary

August 17th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

An 85-year-old is set to take part in what is thought to be the first ever Rosary prayed while climbing Ben Nevis. continue reading...

Bishop gives personal reasons for condemning immigration policy

August 17th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop John Keenan of Paisley was one amongst many faith leaders to brand UK immigration... continue reading.

Catholics called to lobby politicians over Christian persecution

August 17th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Church has encouraged Catholics to have councillors light public buildings in red for persecuted... continue reading.

Pro-life group to appeal decision on home abortions after judge rules against legal challenge

August 15th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pro-life charity SPUC Scotland are to mount an appeal after a judge backed plans to... continue reading.



Salesian sisters parish event encourages young people to ‘build a better future’

August 17 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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Mima reveals secret of her long life: bingo, Irn Bru and chips

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One of Scotland’s oldest Catholics has received two papal blessings after celebrating her 100th...


First for Aberdeen University as students pick up Catholic teachers’ certificates

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Caitlin braves the mud to raise money for Zambia hospice

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Homelessness youth rally highlights work of SSVP

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The challenges of what it means to be a disciple

August 17 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The role of the laity is changing, leading to some tension in the Church...


What your choice of Mass time says about you

August 17 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Are you an early bird, or an organised Saturday night Vigil-goer? And what do...


Letting the waters of Baptism flow

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The truth is out there… isn’t it?

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Students follow in the footsteps of Jesus

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  • Pope Francis tells young people to bear witness to the Faith to combat Church sin

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