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‘Save us from fatwa death sentence’

March 22nd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Glasgow parish rallies round Catholic family who face threat of deportation to Pakistan

A Catholic family living as refugees in Glasgow face being deported to Pakistan despite having fled from the country after a fatwa was issued calling for them to be killed. Lorina Dallas, her husband Wilson and two children Liam, 9, and Candice, 6, fled Karachi, Pakistan in December 2017 after Lorina was accused of insulting the Islamic faith — something she says is ‘completely false.’ The family had been given temporary shelter in the UK since they arrived in 2017, but the Home Office has now rejected their initial asylum claim, throwing their safety into jeopardy. This week the Dallas family has received support from the Archbishop of Glasgow who has written to the Home Secretary pleading their case. Since arriving in Glasgow in January 2018, the Dallas’ have become well-loved parishioners at St Aloysius’ Church in Springburn, where Liam will make his First Communion later this year. Fr John McGrath, parish priest, has this... continue reading.

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Holding Catholic beliefs could become a hate crime in Scotland, Church warns

March 22nd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

There is a ‘very real danger’ that expressing Catholic beliefs will become a hate crime amid a ‘present culture of heightened sensitivity,’ the Church has warned. continue reading...


Church rejects proposed ‘sectarianism’ legislation

March 22nd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Unnecessary’ hate crime proposals that are currently being considered by the government could undermine relations... continue reading.


Canadian pro-life speaker lays out arguments against assisted suicide

March 22nd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A more caring society, not assisted suicide, is the solution to end of life care,... continue reading.


St Columbkille’s man urges MSPs to embrace peace through love

March 22nd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A parishioner of St Columbkille’s Church in Rutherglen addressed MSPs at the Scottish Parliament last... continue reading.



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Anderston primary’s 100-year-old St Patrick statue gets a clean-up

March 22 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A 100-year-old statue of St Patrick was freshly renovated by a Glasgow primary in...

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Catholic pupils best in country at geography

March 15 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two Catholic school pupils have been honoured for achieving some of the highest marks...

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Children of the Eucharist group come from Ireland to teach Scottish pupils about the beauty of Adoration

March 1 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Coatbridge school janitor thanked for 21 years of faithful service

March 1 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Young people invited to Stronghold of Faith

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Opinion

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Lent, springtime and a Church renewed

March 22 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The RCIA is just one of the sings of a Church that is alive...

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Stay true to the values of Christ, not the shifting sands of modernity

March 15 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

It can be hard to resist temptations during Lent, but Catholics must uphold the...

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Dangerous’ new organ law could reduce number of donations, writes Mike Rumbles MSP

March 8 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Serving on the altar bears lasting fruit

March 8 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Ashes should be more than skin deep

March 1 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS



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P1-MAR-22-2019

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  • Catholic community stands with Muslim victims of terror attack
  • Council rejects abortion ‘buffer zones’ after testimony from NHS
  • Celtic bonds stressed at St Patrick’s Day celebrations
  • Street pastors’ programme hopes to bring people back to church
  • We must set aside historic grudges in our responses to the refugee crisis, writes Andreas G Wolff

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