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1-MARRIAGE

Radical action urged as Catholic marriages hit lowest level since 1941

August 18th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland needs a Catholic marriage association, tribunal head says

The Scottish bishops have been urged to take radical action after the number of Catholic marriages in Scotland hit the lowest level since 1941. There were just 1,346 Catholic marriages in Scotland last year, down from a high of 7,066 in 1970. Mgr Peter Magee, head of the Scottish Catholic Interdiocesan Tribunal, which rules on annulments, said he would like to see better preaching about marriages in parishes, the establishment of a Catholic Marriage Association, and one Sunday in the year dedicated to matrimony. “We need more systematic and intensified preaching and catechesis on marriage, preaching at Mass and catechesis both in Catholic schools and in the preparation of couples for marriage,” he said. “Here we need to harness the expert help of communicators, psychologists in line with the Catholic vision of marriage and any other professional class which would help get the message across, including Catholic media, Catholic think tanks and Catholic social... continue reading.

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The government of Pakistan will accord a state funeral to Sr Ruth Katharina Martha Pfau,... continue reading.


SCIAF announce Blessed Oscar Romero as patron

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The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) has adopted Blessed Oscar Romero as its new... continue reading.


MSPs congratulate parish group for its work to support people living with dementia

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A voluntary parish group helping individuals living with dementia has been congratulated by a number... continue reading.



Youth

7-ST-MARGARET'S

Celebrating an ‘inspiration’

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St Margaret’s High School in Airdrie have applauded the work of an ‘inspirational’ Sister...

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Parishioners give star swimmer great send-off

August 11 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

- Parishioners are preparing to cheer on one of their own as he gets...

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Join the revolution, US speaker tells young Catholics

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Parishes give boost to Durban orphans

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Catholic teacher is number one hit at UK music awards

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Opinion

11-ROMERO

Blessed Oscar Romero, murdered for his Faith

August 18 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SCIAF’S PATRICIA FERGUSON on the archbishop’s sainthood cause ...

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Unique characters make great priests

August 18 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS reminisces fondly on the clergy who shaped lives and...

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Lecture on equality from millionaire banker rings false

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Communities based on love of God

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Reaching for Christ when all seems lost

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