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National Youth Pilgrimage venerates Patron saint’s relics in St Andrew’s Cathedral

Posted on: September 6th, 2019 No Comments

Throughout the day young Catholics carried the relics of St Andrew, which are normally kept in St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, but were brought for the day to St Andrews.

Throughout the day young Catholics carried the relics of St Andrew, which are normally kept in St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, but were brought for the day to St Andrews. By No Author More than 150 young Catholics were led by Archbishop Leo Cushley to St Andrew’s in Fife as the annual National... read more

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Young people invited to Stronghold of Faith

Posted on: February 22nd, 2019 by Ryan McDougall No Comments

A ‘Phenomenal’ Catholic youth festival at Craig Lodge House of Prayer that sees young people grow in their Faith is set to return for a second year.

Stronghold Festival, an arm of Youth 2000 UK, will take place from May 24-27 and will be opened by Bishop Brian McGee of Argyll and the Isles, with Bishop John Keenan of Paisley also set to make an appearance. The festival gives Catholics aged 16-35 a chance to deepen their Faith... read more


Faith forum urges Catholics to speak up

Posted on: February 2nd, 2018 No Comments

Catholics cannot remain silent and must ‘take on public engagement’, a priest from Rome’s Pontifical Gregorian University told Glasgow Catholics on January 18.

There were no spare seats as young students and professionals gathered to hear Fr Davide Marino give the first in a new series of talks from the Glasgow Faith Forum, titled ‘Faith in the Public Square.’ “The purpose of the talks is to offer catechesis to young Catholics so that they... read more


Schools must make Jesus their central focus, archbishop says

Posted on: November 10th, 2017 by Staff Reporter No Comments

Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews & Edinburgh Archdiocese has said that Catholic schools must go beyond RE departments and aim to ‘make Jesus Christ the cornerstone of any contemporary curriculum’

He made the claim writing in Reclaiming the Piazza II: Catholic Education and the New Evangelisation, which features chapters penned by clergy and leading experts within Catholic education including both Archbishop Cushley and Bishop John Keenan of Paisley. Archbishop Cushley said:  “All academic disciplines should find their meaning in Christ. Not... read more


Little saints launch Missio Scotland book

Posted on: October 27th, 2017 No Comments

Every Catholic child in Scotland is to be given the chance to learn about missionary saints thanks to Missio Scotland

The colourful Missionary Saints resource includes a booklet focusing on the lives and examples of missionary saints from across the five continents, and ties in with the Missionary Rosary already provided by the charity to schools throughout Scotland. It is hoped that every Catholic school in Scotland will provide each... read more


Primary headteachers discuss the future of Catholic education

Posted on: September 15th, 2017 No Comments

Primary headteachers from across Scotland gathered for the annual Catholic Primary Headteachers Association (CHAPS) conference, where they took part in two days of events exploring the theme of ‘Catholic Schools: Good for Scotland.’

The conference focused on two areas: the idea of serving the common good, and exploring the impact of the 1918 Education Act, which brought Catholic schools into the state system. Delegates meet at the Fairmont St Andrews Hotel on September 7 where they prepared to hear from the line-up of interesting... read more


Catholic teacher is number one hit at UK music awards

Posted on: July 14th, 2017 No Comments

A music teacher at a Midlothian Catholic school has won a prestigious Classic FM award following a secret nomination by pupils.
—By Amanda Connelly

Grace Jack, a music teacher at St David’s High School, Dalkeith, won the best secondary school music teacher award at the Classic FM Music Teacher of the Year Awards 2017.   Ms Jack, had the surprise nomination sprung on her by a group of S6 students, and was overwhelmed by their touching... read more

Bishop offers nine young people the trip of a lifetime

Posted on: July 7th, 2017 No Comments

Bishop Brian McGhee of Argyll and the Isles is offering young Catholic in the diocese the chance of a life-changing trip in a Kenyan medical clinic.
– By Amanda Connelly

Bishop McGhee is travelling to the Live With Hope Clinic in Kericho, western Kenya, next summer, and hopes young people across the diocese will be keen to join him and help with their valuable work. “I would like to invite young people from our diocese to join me in working at... read more


The Joy of Caritas

Posted on: June 16th, 2017 No Comments

Joy, hope and Faith as the 2017 CARITAS AWARDS honour 1,000 pupils
– By Amanda Connelly

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow paid tribute to the ‘living legacy’ of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Scotland as he honoured the Faith commitment of more than 1,000 young people at this year’s Caritas Award ceremony. Now in its sixth year, pupils from across the country gathered at the Clyde Auditorium... read more


More than 1,000 pupils pick up Caritas faith award

Posted on: June 9th, 2017 No Comments

This week’s annual Caritas Award ceremony was a celebration of the ‘huge amount of love our
pupils are putting into the world.’

Barbara Couper, director of the Scottish Catholic Education Service, said ahead of the June 8 ceremony that it would recognise more than 1,000 Catholic school pupils from across the country. “This is the sixth edition of the awards,” she said. “More than 6,500 will now have recieved an award. Each of... read more

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