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Faith today is increasingly under attack, bishop says as Scots mark Fatima centenary

May 19th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Keenan told the crowds in Carfin that the Church is often ‘too lukewarm’ in its condemnation of evil

Freedom of Catholic Faith is being increasingly oppressed and there is a need for a ‘renewal of the spirit of Fatima’ in the Church, Bishop John Keenan said on May 13 as Scotland celebrated the centenary of the Marian apparitions in Portugal. Bishop Keenan lead the events at Carfin Grotto which saw hundreds gather to mark the canonisation of Sts Francisco and Jacinta, two of the three children who witnessed the 1917 apparitions of Our Lady in Portugal. Across the country, Catholics celebrated the momentous occasion including in Carfin, where Bishop Keenan called for the renewal of a Church which can be ‘too lukewarm in its resistance to evil.’ Faith, the Bishop of Paisley said, is just as threatened now as it was in 1917, when Our Lady predicted the onset of the Second World War and the rise of Communism. “We live in times where the truth is denied right,... continue reading.

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Pope prays for Manchester

May 23rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has extended his prayers and condolences to those affected by the bombing in the Manchester Arena last night, while condemning the ‘barbaric attack’. continue reading...


Prayers for Manchester from Scotland

May 23rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow has expressed his horror at the bombings at the Manchester... continue reading.


Glasgow parish’s xenophobia fears after 22-year-old Cameroonian woman was detained

May 19th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A parish priest at a multicultural church in Glasgow has said his parishioners are feeling... continue reading.



Youth

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Aid to the Church in Need supporters ready to rally

May 19 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Amanda Connelly...

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Fundraising can be fun—just ask these proud P7s

May 12 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

YOUNG Catholics at St Francis Xavier’s Primary in Falkirk ensured they will leave behind...

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Millie’s short cut to help cancer sufferers

May 5 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Fatima brought to Scotland’s schools

April 28 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Chance to win a place at non-violence conference

April 21 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


Opinion

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A rich history of stirring stories

May 19 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

LINDEN Bicket looks back at the critically neglected tradition of Scottish Catholic writing...

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The tricky line a priest must walk in a new parish

May 19 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS on the need to have a strong backbone —...

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The clothes that make the man and, uh, dog

May 12 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Sectarian chant is a stupid relic of the past

May 12 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Please stop ‘playground politics’

May 12 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS



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P1-MAY-19-2017

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  • Exclusive interview with author of report which revealed 25 per cent of non-religious still pray
  • Two page spread on Fatima centenary celebrations
  • The schoolchildren causing a buzz at the BBC
  • Pope Francis expresses doubts over Medjugorje

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