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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

PAGE-1-APR-25-2014

exclusively in the paper

  • Make the Easter message a central part of your lives and other Eastertide messages from Scotland’s bishops.
  • Easter highlights from Scotland and the Vatican.
  • SCO exclusive: Part two of Bishop John Keenan of Paisley on Blessed John Paul II and the Theology of the Body ahead of the Papal Canonisations on Sunday; new series begins on paths to sainthood.
  • Mgr Peter Smith, former chancellor of Glasgow Archdiocese, to be sued over a shortage in pension payments.
  • Twice the celebration for Templeton Prize winner Mgr Tomas Halik as he speaks at St Andrew’s University

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