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Scots given ‘100,000 welcomes’ to World Meeting of Families

April 20th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop encourages faithful to join Pope in praying for promotion of marriage and the family
— By AMANDA CONNELLY and PETER DIAMOND

‘A céad míle fáilte’—a hundred thousand welcomes—have been extended to the people of Scotland, as the faithful get set to travel to Dublin for the upcoming World Meeting of Families. As Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews & Edinburgh called this week on Scots to ‘join with the Pope in praying for the protection and promotion of marriage and the family’ at the global event, the World Meeting of Families said it would be ‘overjoyed’ to have a presence from Scottish pilgrims. Pope Francis will celebrate Mass at the Catholic festival to be held from August 21-26 in the Irish capital. “I’m delighted to be attending the World Meeting of Families in Dublin as it provides a wonderful opportunity to be united with our Holy Father and the Church Universal in praying for the protection and promotion of marriage and the family, the foundation upon which the common good is built,” Archbishop Cushley... continue reading.

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Bishop requests BBC meeting over ‘prejudicial’ portrayal of Catholics

April 26th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Leo Cushley is to meet the BBC over an online video which 'mocked' the Eucharist - but the Church is calling for a more immediate meeting after a letter from the Bishop of Paisley slammed a 'prejudicial’ portrayal of Catholics. continue reading...


Singing priest delivers national TV performance worthy of standing ovation from crowd

April 25th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Catholic priest brought Britain’s Got Talent judges to tears last weekend, following his audition... continue reading.


MSPs hit out after report reveals Catholics are more likely to live in areas of poverty

April 20th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two MSPs have called for action after a new report revealed that over a quarter... continue reading.


Pope asks Scottish Catholic MP for his prayers

April 20th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Pope asked a Scottish Catholic MP to pray for him last week as the... continue reading.



Youth

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Afternoon of friendship and fun

April 20 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Paisley primary school came together for an afternoon of friendship and fun, as...

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St Louise Primary pupils have the X Factor

April 13 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Generous boys and girls at an East Kilbride primary school pulled out all the...

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Mass celebration in Argyll and the Isles as hundreds gather to mark centenary

April 6 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Double anniversary brings special gift for East Renfrewshire school

March 30 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Archbishop goes back to his roots to celebrate school refurbishment

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Opinion

10-ADRIAN

The Pope who tried to reform the Church

April 20 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A trip to Rome has THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS reflecting on fearsome pontiffs...

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When our obsession with work is no longer working

April 20 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In his Letter from America, BRANDON MCGINLEY reflects on a conflict between work and...

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Packing the brolly for a Roman holiday

April 13 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Spin the bottle and childish games: how a youth synod lost its way

April 13 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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40 steps closer to a Scottish pro-life culture

April 6 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS



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