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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  • An ACN report on the hidden lives of Persecuted Christians in the Middle East.
  • Stunning picture of Bishop John Mone’s funeral
  • Joe McGrath on the need to forgive even the worst of men
  • Will Aid pull-out tells you how to leave your affairs in order
  • Tribute to Polish director Andrzej Wajda who died this month.

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