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Glasgow 2014 coming of age for teen who met Pope

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Erraid Davies—who, at 13 years old, is the youngest ever competitor to win a Commonwealth Games medal—was lifted into the Popemobile at the Vatican while in a wheelchair in 2006

A Young Catholic swimmer has become a worldwide sensation after winning a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games. Erraid Davies—who, at 13 years old, is the youngest ever competitor to win a Commonwealth Games medal—finished third in the para-sport women’s 100m breaststroke last Sunday. Along with her family, the Shetland schoolgirl is a regular pilgrim at the New Dawn in Scotland conference, and in 2006, whilst in a wheelchair on pilgrimage to the Vatican, she was lifted into the Popemobile, as reported in the SCO. “A few years ago now we took her to meet the Pope and she was lifted up from the crowd and put in the Popemobile—she was a cute wee blonde, curly haired girl so she just gets attention,” her mother Joyce told the SCO this week. “But normally she just lives a normal life like any other 13-year-old girl.” Erraid’s pool triumph began trending worldwide on Twitter as... continue reading.

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Coatbridge says goodbye to De La Salle Order

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The parish of St Augustine’s in Coatbridge joined with the Bishop of Motherwell last Saturday to say a fond farewell to the De La Salle Order who have served the community for 40 years. continue reading...


Palestinian death toll rises as Israel intensifies attack on Gaza

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More than 100 Palestinians are reported as having been killed on Tuesday after Israel intensified... continue reading.


Commonwealth visitors welcome Christian bid to make them feel at home

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More than Gold homestay programme for Glasgow's 'friendly games' proved to be so popular even... continue reading.


300th anniversary of first seminary on to be marked with open-air Mass

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The Eilean Ban college was opened in Scotland in 1714 and trained priests during a... continue reading.



Youth

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Commonwealth coming of age for teen who met the Pope

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Erraid Davies—who, at 13 years old, is the youngest ever competitor to win a...

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Malawians make a song and dance for pupils

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PUPILS from four Lanarkshire schools were treated to traditional African dance, drama and food...

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Fun and games for children in Glasgow primary schools

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Government calls in council decision to close St Joseph’s Primary School

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Three Catholic schools in Scotland nominated for national education awards

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Opinion

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If only all battles were reserved for, and resolved in, sport

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Glasgow was full to overflowing for the Mass with Archbishop Philip Tartaglia at Sunday...

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Self-sacrifice needs some spiritual fuel

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By Fr Ronald Rolheiser...

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Cross Wires: Thursday breaking news

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Cross Wires: Wednesday breaking news

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Cross Wires: Tuesday breaking news

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  • Standing room only at Commonwealth Games Mass at St Andrew’s Cathedral, Glasgow.
  • Perth teacher reports for SCIAF/Mission Matters Scotland from Ethiopia.
  • Aid to the Church in Need gets a cash boost for Fife parishioners.
  • Latest on Pope Francis and the World Meeting of Families in the US.
  • Comment from Michael McGrath, Sr Roseann Reddy and Hugh Dougherty.

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