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Prayers for Bishop Nolan following heart attack

August 19th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Galloway bishop recovering after health scare

Catholics from across Scotland have been praying for Bishop William Nolan of Galloway after he had a heart attack last week. 62 year old Bishop Nolan, who is making a good recovery, went to hospital after complaining of chest pains at his home in Ayr last Friday morning. After calling for paramedic assistance he was transferred by ambulance to Hairmyres Hospital in East Kilbride, where he has had a stent. He was later transferred to Wishaw General, close to where he has family and released from hospital to recuperate with them on Monday. He continues to make good progress. Catholics in parishes in Galloway Diocese and across Scotland were praying for him at Mass last Sunday. Two of his fellow bishop urged their flocks to pray for Bishop Nolan. Bishop John Keenan of Paisley said: “I have asked our priests and religious for prayers. Please God he can make a full and speedy... continue reading.

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Pope leads 11’000 strong prayer service for Italian earthquake victims.

August 24th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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August 23rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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Archbishop Cushley to honour St Margaret of Scotland at national pilgrimage

August 22nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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Sectarian vandals strike at St Aloysius school

August 22nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Police were called, after anti-Irish graffiti was sprayed on the wall of leading Catholic private... continue reading.


Bishop Nolan gives thanks, as he recuperates from heart attack

August 22nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The bishop of Galloway has thanked all who prayed for him, as he continues to... continue reading.



Youth

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Baby Maria brings WYD home to Scotland

August 19 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

At a closing Mass in Krakow, Pope Francis told more than a million people...

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A message of mercy at World Youth Day

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Catholic teacher is named best in the country

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Opinion

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The confessions of a fundraising priest

August 19 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Four simple steps that got his church out of the red—without having to ask...

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Take the opportunity this week to embrace others

August 19 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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Fear is the little death

August 12 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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A world of pilgrimage awaits at home and abroad

August 12 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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‘What are they going to think of us?’

August 5 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS



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