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Pray for my mother, pleads daughter of Pakistani Christian sentenced to death for blasphemy

October 12th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The family of a Christian woman sentenced to death in Pakistan appealed for the prayers of Scottish Catholics this week.

The husband and daughter of Asia Bibi (right), who was sentenced to death by hanging for blasphemy in the majority Muslim Pakistan, spoke of their plight at an event in St Joseph’s Church, Kilmarnock, organised by pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Scotland. Asia has been on death row for almost a decade and is currently awaiting a Supreme Court appeal decision by judges to learn her fate. On a hot day in June 2009 in Sheikhpura, Pakistan, Asia Bibi went to get water for her and her fellow farmworkers. After she took a sip, some of the Muslim women became angry that a Christian had drunk from the same container. They demanded she convert, and she refused. Five days later, a mob accused her of blasphemy. She was arrested and imprisoned. In November 2010, a Sheikhpura judge sentenced her to death. If executed, Asia Bibi would be the first woman in... continue reading.

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Bishop Keenan to pray the Rosary live on Facebook

October 17th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

BISHOP John Keenan of Paisley Diocese is to pray the Rosary live on Facebook tonight at 9.30PM through the page Free Prayer UK. continue reading...

More collaboration between priests and laity needed, says papal advisor

October 12th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

There needs to be more collaboration between priests and lay people, an advisor to the... continue reading.

Church welcomes justice minister’s use of the term ‘anti-Catholicism’

October 12th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A spokesman for the Catholic Church said that 'until now the Scottish Government have refused... continue reading.

Bishop lies prostrate at altar for sins of Church abuse

October 12th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two Scottish bishops took up Pope Francis’ call to make a special effort to say... continue reading.



School declares war on rabies in Malawi

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AN INNOVATIVE scheme masterminded by St Margaret’s High School in Airdrie has been launched...


School celebrates patron saint—a Roman legion who was martyred for defying orders

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ARCHBISHOP Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow told Cumbernauld pupils last week the story behind their...


Paisley bishop talks Caritas and coffee with Greenock pupils

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Young people spell out a big celebration at Carfin

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Saintly six to inspire pupils during vocation week

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The focus of confession is God’s grace, not sin

October 12 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Too nervous or embarrassed to go to confession? Fr McMorrin explains why confessed sins...


A hidden darkness in the Highlands: Fr James Bell on a mental and social health crisis

October 12 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Bell, the parish priest of St Mary’s Church in Inverness, discusses mental illness,...


Salvadorian saint is a global hero

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Let’s make Faith visible in our homes, by Fr Michael Kane

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Richard Leonard: Catholic social justice helped shape Labour’s values

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