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1-CALAIS

Faith on the frontlines in the battle to help Europe’s refugees

February 15th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Migrants in France and Belgium tell Church reps they are praying the UK will give them safe harbour

Refugees in France and Belgium have spoken of their struggle to find safe harbour amid poverty and police brutality, as the Church in Scotland helped provide them with aid last week. In 2016, a makeshift community of refugees in Calais, France, known as ‘The Jungle’ was demolished. Media coverage of the refugees’ plight subsequently dissipated, but thousands remain in desperate conditions, living in the woods and on streets, hoping to make a better life in the UK. In two trips over 14 days in January and February, Justice and Peace Scotland, a commission of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, volunteered to help Care 4 Calais, an aid organisation that assists refugees in Belgium and France. During the visit, refugees stated how they are met with hostility from French police forces. One Kurdish man, Oras, lives in the woods of Dunkirk. He said he and his friends’ tents were slashed open by police despite freezing... continue reading.

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Catholics must fight ‘indifference to the poor,’ retiring SSVP head says

February 15th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland’s Catholics must fight society’s growing ‘indifference’ to the poor, the retiring head of SSVP Scotland has said. — By Matt Meade continue reading...


Scots witness to historic first for the Church in Arab Peninsula

February 15th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholic Scots in the UAE have shared their stories of experiencing the first ever Mass... continue reading.


Church expresses concern as council considers closing Catholic schools to save money

February 15th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Church in Scotland has expressed concern at a local authority’s decision to consider closing... continue reading.


Silent protest planned as Orange walk set to pass Glasgow church of attacked priest

February 15th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

An orange parade will be met with a silent protest this weekend as it marches... continue reading.



Youth

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Bishop Toal blesses new oratory at Cardinal Newman High

February 15 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Cardinal Newman High in Bellshill strengthened their school’s Faith provision last week as Bishop...

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Coming together for Mass is one of the most enriching experiences in school life, says St Fillan’s Primary head

February 1 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Coming together for Mass is one of the most enriching experiences in school life,...

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Lunchtime Rosaries at St Mungo’s Academy go from strength to strength

January 25 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Saying it with a big smile: Malawian schoolboy thanks Airdrie pupils for the gift of a new home

January 11 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Catholic history celebrated on school’s 125th

January 4 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


Opinion

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Considering the priesthood? Then do not wait for a ‘lightning bolt moment’

February 15 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Finding your vocation is a journey of discernment, but God will not make that...

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Pope’s visit signals a new era in the Gulf

February 15 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Andrew McFadyen reflects on Pope Francis' visit to the United Arab Emirates....

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Is the pro-life movement in America too aligned with hypocritical politicians?

February 14 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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The secular zeal undermining the Sacrament of Confession

February 8 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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A priest’s collar is not a sign of power or privilege, but one of availability, service and love.

February 8 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS



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P1-FEB-15-2019

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  • Man sentenced over threatening calls to Glasgow priest
  • Priest calls on MSPs to ‘listen with open hearts’
  • Catholic school receives national award for nurture
  • Scotland celebrates feast of Our Lady of Lourdes’
  • Dr harry Schnitker explains how the Church helped resist political philosophies that increased marginalisation and poverty

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