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1-ST-MARGARET-HOSPICE

Funding change puts future of Catholic hospice at risk

January 13th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St Margaret of Scotland Hospice asks for help in fight for survival

Catholics are being urged to rally in support of St Margaret of Scotland Hospice in Clydebank after new rules on government funding of palliative care threatened its future. A statement released this week on Facebook by the hospice, Scotland’s largest and oldest, said they faced a ‘crisis’ and begged supporters to attend a public meeting next week to fight to protect its future. The special meeting of West Dunbartonshire Council was called as it emerged new regulation could see some people having to pay for their care at the hospice. Plans to means test patient ability to pay could contradict the hospice’s charity status, which is worth hundreds of thousands of pounds in tax relief and is contingent on its care being free to all. The 60-bed hospice is currently funded through a mixture of charitable activity and financial support from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Unique among hospices in Scotland, St Margaret’s provides... continue reading.

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6---HOMELESS

The Glasgow homeless club answering Pope’s call

January 13th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholic charities in Scotland are responding to Pope Francis’ call for the faithful to pray for those who are homeless this winter as Scotland faces a weekend of freezing temperatures. continue reading...


Archbishop prays for Glasgow family struck by cancer

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A young Father has travelled to Germany for special experimental treatment... continue reading.


MPs honour Mary’s Meals founder for work ‘safeguarding dignity and right to life’

January 12th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The All-Party Parliamentary Pro-Life Group has announced founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow as the winner of the... continue reading.



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7-ST-MARGARET'S

Praise for Airdrie pupils’ work to relieve poverty in Malawi

January 13 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

FRANCISCAN missionary Sr Anna Tomassi paid tribute to the Catholic community of St Margaret’s...

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Sam plays it again, and again, for Clydebank Catholic hospice

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A partially-sighted pianist has been entertaining customers at his workplace to raise funds for...

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Lasting memories of Malawi published

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Ten year high for catholic pupil numbers

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Schoolgirls lead way in calling for action to support the world’s persecuted Christians

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Opinion

9-NEW-YEAR

To see oursels’ as God sees us

January 13 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Dorothy CUMMINGS MCLEAN seeks inspiration from Robert Burns as she reflects on resolutions for...

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A solution must be found to keep St Margaret’s open

January 13 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

This week’s editorial leader...

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Combating loneliness in priesthood and parish

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Life is precarious, and not all gifts will last

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Catholics across Scotland help those others write-off

January 6 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS



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  • 2 SCO writers explore the Silence – the Must See Catholic film of the Year.
  • Why teaching the crucifixion is not for the faint hearted
  • Bishop Nolan warns of the evils of the Arms trade
  • SR Roseanne Reddy starts a new series answering the most common questions about abortion

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