The Scottish Catholic Observer was founded in 1885 and for the last 125 years, it has distinguished itself with quality news coverage. Scotland’s only national Catholic newspaper features ‘Home News’ of the Catholic Church in Scotland as well as regular International Church News, Youth Columns and reports from the Vatican.

Weekly editions contain an opinion page, letters, education and reviews in addition to regular reader competitions.  The paper also lists births, deaths and marriages across Scotland.

The paper carries regular features on Scottish Catholic life and history, weekly columnists alongside a Children’s Liturgy page which explains the liturgy for children.

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  • St Mirin’s Cathedral Administrator Mgr John Tormey Cathedral celebrates Mass for the Bereaved in Paisley.
  • As Pope Francis heads to Africa, Gerald Warner look at the African Church’s opposition of the liberal agenda at the synod.
  • The trials of Paul illustrate that God indeed has a plan for us all, says Joe McGrath.
  • Canon Bernard Canning on the fifth centenary for St Teresa of Avila concluding.

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