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1-MASS

Catholics are to become the largest church-going community in Scotland

April 21st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Census shows number of Christians attending services in Scotland is falling, but Catholic drop is smaller than other churches

The Catholic Church is set to become the largest active church in Scotland—but new figures show Christianity on the retreat across the country. Figures from the 2016 Scottish Church Census, compiled from results submitted by hundreds of churches, show that the Catholic Church and Church of Scotland both make up 35 per cent of the church going population—but the Catholic share is expanding. Across the country the number of Christians attending church every Sunday has halved in the past three decades. The report found 135,600 weekly Catholic Mass attenders compared to 136,910 attending Church of Scotland services. The report found a total of 389,510 weekly attenders of Christian Churches. Peter Brierley, who compiled the study, said he expected the Catholic Church to have the most Sunday Mass-goers if trends continue. “The Catholic Mass attending population has dropped,” he said. “If you look at Glasgow it was 48,000 in 2002; it’s now 38,570, but not... continue reading.

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4-RYAN

From Port Glasgow to Pope’s right hand

April 21st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Seminarians at the Pontifical Scots College in Rome had the ‘incredible’ honour of assisting Pope Francis at the Easter Vigil at the Vatican. continue reading...


Vatican praise for Scottish charity work

April 21st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

An Innovative project working with some of Scotland’s poorest people has been praised in the... continue reading.


Scottish Imam talks refugees and religion with Pope Francis

April 21st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

An Edinburgh Imam who met Pope Francis last Month has said the Holy Father is... continue reading.


Brother’s journey from Bronx to Bradford

April 13th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Dundonian Monk who was one of the stars of a BBC TV show about... continue reading.



Youth

7-PEACE

Chance to win a place at non-violence conference

April 21 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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Fr Barnes and Matthew get their heads together for cancer charity

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Glasgow pupils off to Lourdes thanks to primary’s great effort

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Sport pundit’s school SOS

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Archbishop rewards school’s bravery

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Opinion

10-JESUS

The search to find the face of the Lord

April 21 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS looks at religious films, and how we all have...

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Will the exceptions to the rule lead to eliminating the rule altogether?

April 21 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In the second part of a series on Pope Francis’ controversial Amoris Laetitia, Mgr...

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Priests should ‘live with the smell of the sheep’

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Pope Francis’ ‘The Joy of Love’ has sparked a battle over its interpretation

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Last Rites at my husband’s bedside

April 13 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS



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  • Report on this years 40 days for life vigil in 4 Scottish city
  • What it’s like attending a Catholic youth festival
  • The Tain Deacon and former German prisoner of war whose still going strong at 90.
  • Ross Ahlfeld on what we can learn from the Quakers

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