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Young people are becoming ‘anaesthetised’ to drug risks, priests say

August 16th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Priests highlight dangers following teenager’s ecstasy drug death

Young people have become ’anaesthetised’ to the dangers of drugs, a priest has said after celebrating the funeral Mass of a teenager who died after taking ecstasy. Fr Bernard Mournian, assistant priest of St Columbkille’s Church in Rutherglen, recently celebrated the funeral Mass of Brandon Rice, 17, who died after reportedly taking the drug at a party in the early hours of Wednesday July 17. At his funeral, Fr Mournian pled with Brandon’s friends to make the ‘right choices’ and ‘appreciate the greater sanctity of life.’ Brandon is one of two young men from the area to have died in recent weeks. Charlie Haughey, the son of SNP MSP Clare Haughey, passed away on Saturday while holidaying in Amsterdam. Dutch police said they were investigating a possible link to drugs.   ‘Anaesthetised’ Fr Mournian said that young people ‘have become anaesthetised’ to drug use. “Even the young people you would expect have been well-brought up and have... continue reading.

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New headteachers put Faith first as autumn term begins

August 19th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two of Scotland’s newest Catholic headteachers have paid tribute to their predecessors and highlighted the role Faith will play in guiding their new schools. continue reading...


Labour councillor defends taking top Orange Order post

August 16th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Scottish Labour councillor who has taken a top post with the Orange Order has... continue reading.


Cambuslang parish hopes to add shower facilities to free provisions for the needy

August 16th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In May, St Bride’s Church introduced a laundry facility for people of all faiths and... continue reading.


Conservatives to vote against Green attack on Catholic schools as key decision hangs in the balance

August 16th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A vote which could undermine Catholic education in Edinburgh City will meet opposition from Conservative... continue reading.



Youth

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Parish prays for Kieran Tierney after record-breaking transfer

August 16 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Motherwell parish has praised the contribution of its young people to the community—including...

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Priest pays tribute to St Mungo’s pupil killed in accident

August 9 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A pupil from a Catholic school in Glasgow has died after getting into difficulty...

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Mini Vinnies celebrate past year with ‘inspiring’ gathering

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Bumper birthday celebration as St Constantine’s turns ten

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One journey ends and another begins for young Scots on the Camino

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Opinion

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Priests do not have a monopoly on service: we all have our own vocation to live

August 16 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Michael Kane reflects on the role of the permanent diaconate, and the need...

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Tackling the problem of pornography from a Catholic perspective

August 16 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

James Bundy argues that the ‘dark web’ means a coming porn ban could cause...

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Delving into apostolic history like tracing a family tree

August 9 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Taking inspiration from an ex-gangster’s paradise

August 9 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Annual holiday to idyllic Ireland overshadowed by town’s grief for mothers

August 2 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS



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  • Petition against closure of Pilgrimage Centre reaches 5,000
  • Mass at ruined chapel remembers heroes who kept Faith alive
  • Elaine Smith MSP says Scots parliament has been a success, but there is more to do
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