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Time to register for the International Youth Pro-Life Conference

Posted on: March 9th, 2011 2 Comments

The Fourth International Youth Pro-Life Conference will help equip delegates who come to the Scottish event with the knowledge to ‘defend the right to life of the unborn and the true welfare of the woman who never, under any circumstances, can find fulfilment in the choice of abortion,’ as Pope Benedict XVI urged last month.

The Fourth International Youth Pro-Life Conference is fast approaching but there is still time for delegates to register. Events at begin at Loch Lomond Youth Hostel on Friday March 18 and will run until Sunday March 20. Catering specifically to young pro-lifers, there is no other conference like this in... read more


Motherwell’s pilgrimage to remember

Posted on: August 20th, 2010 by Andy Leisinger

LAURA McLOONE, a young parishioner from the Motherwell Diocese and member of the Association of Lourdes Motherwell Aid (ALMA) group, reflects on a wonderful pilgrimage experience that will live long in the memory

ALMA, the Association of Lourdes Motherwell Aid, has two distinct but integral functions For almost ten years I have been part of one branch of ALMA; working in the community with people who have additional support needs (ASNs). Although I had heard of the other branch of ALMA—the youth pilgrimage... read more


Bishop Toal opposes shared campus plans

Posted on: July 23rd, 2010 by SCO Admin No Comments

School merger proposals involving Fort William’s two Catholic primaries come under fire

BISHOP Joseph Toal has led parents in criticising proposals that would see Fort William’s two Catholic primary schools united, but forced to share a campus with a denominational primary school. Bishop Toal of Argyll and the Isles, said that, while accepting the principle of Fort William and Lochyside primaries merging, he... read more


Enterprising staff and pupils rewarded

Posted on: July 16th, 2010 by SCO Admin No Comments

Busby school comes up trumps at educational awards

St Joseph’s Primary in Busby tasted success at the 2010 Scottish Educational Awards in Glasgow. The school, from the city’s South Side, picked up the Enterprise and Employability Across Learning award (Primary and Early Years) sponsored by the Scottish Government’s Determined to Succeed strategy for enterprise in education. Schools were assessed by... read more


Pupils give G8 poor report card

Posted on: July 2nd, 2010 by SCO Admin No Comments

Youngsters not impressed by ‘broken promises and lack of effort’

THREE Scottish primary school pupils helped SCIAF deliver a damning report card to the world’s richest nations in a bid to urge them to do more to help the poorest. The report graded the development efforts of the G8 nations ahead of their meeting last weekend and found they need to... read more


Pupils journey to the centre of the heart

Posted on: June 25th, 2010 by SCO Admin No Comments

Carntyne pupils enjoy a life-changing experience in Malawi

A group of five pupils from St Andrew’s Secondary School, Carntyne, Glasgow, have recently returned from Malawi after an aid-giving trip. Having previously donated more than £17,500 in aid to Mary’s Meals charity the St Andrew’s pupils, accompanied by teachers Donna Cunningham and depute head Kevin Quinn, spent a week helping... read more

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