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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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Latest edition

P1-AUGUST-1-2014

exclusively in the paper

  • 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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