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A priest’s unique insight into war

August 22nd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

1939 caused the British province one of its many growing pains. The new House of Philosophy at Rossington, Yorks, was leased to the Army and 29 Philosophers became homeless. The French Province offered to shelter them and the offer was gratefully accepted. On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception the nine second year philosophers set sail for France under the care of Fathers Delteyk and Maguire. We presume they went to prepare the way. The 20 students in first year set sail on December 21st from Southampton and zigzagged their way to Le Havre. Missing Paris they continued to ... continue reading.
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Eilean Ban – Scotland and Britain’s first seminary

August 15th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Ian Forbes from Blairs Museum writes on the 300th anniversary of the opening of Eilean Ban— the first seminary on Scottish soil—and on Scotland’s junior seminaries... continue reading.


Setting the downtrodden free

August 8th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

JOHN PONTIFEX and JOHN NEWTON from AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED explain how the organisation is working with Catholics in Nigeria to strengthen the Faith even amid the toughest of times there... continue reading.


‘I have come that they may have life’

August 1st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

MISSION MATTERS SCOTLAND brings us two stories from Uganda that explain how it is working to meet the needs of the people and bring the hope and joy of Christ to people in the African country... continue reading.


Food is making it better in Haiti

July 25th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

MAGNUS MacFarlane-Barrow, founder and CEO of Mary’s Meals, reflects on a recent visit to Haiti, where the charity’s school feeding programme reaches 26,201 children with a nutritious daily meal in a place of education... continue reading.


SPUC is hitting the road this summer

July 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

RACHEL KIDD, field officer for SPUC Scotland,­ gives us an insight into the organisation’s busy summer schedule... continue reading.


Every little helps

July 11th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

CLAIRE MURPHY from ST MARGARET OF SCOTLAND HOSPICE in Clydebank, praises the Women’s Guild for their charitable support and explains how donations contribute to the hospice’s success... continue reading.

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Historian has scaled academic heights

June 20th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Professor Tom Devine is fond of referring to history as the ‘queen of disciplines,’ but as the award of a Knighthood last weekend underlined, as far as Scottish history goes, he is the king. His research lauded, his books bestselling—he is widely accepted as the foremost expert on modern Scottish history. As he prepares to depart the field of academia, he remains in pugnacious form and spoke to the SCO recently about the impact of the Irish on Scotland, independence, the secularist threat to Catholic schools and why he would have been a terrible secondary school teacher... continue reading.

Peace through small gestures

June 13th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

JOHN NEWTON from AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED, who was in the Holy Land in the run up to Pope Francis’ visit, describes the local Church’s challenges and triumphs... continue reading.

Following in the footsteps of Jesus

June 6th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

MISSION MATTERS SCOTLAND explains how it is working tirelessly in dioceses in Papua New Guinea to meet the needs of the people in them and spread the Gospel message throughout the country... continue reading.

Get this pro-life show on the road

May 16th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The PROJECT TRUTH team is working closely with SPUC SCOTLAND on up coming life events this summer specifically targeted at young Scots. The Project Youth Roadshow is likely to be coming to a town near you with the help of Youth Defence and the Alliance of Pro-Life students. The Glasgow rally after the roadshow is another highlight of 2014... continue reading.

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  • St Mary’s Cathedral parish in Edinburgh marks 200 years with Masses with Archbishop Cushley.
  • Diamond jubilee celebrations held in Girvan for Canon Thomas Gibbon.
  • Andrew Carnegie tells the SCO about the vital service provided by food banks such as his but reminds all that the ultimate aim is to eliminate the need for them
  • Review of Queenship Mass celebration in Carfin.
  • Missionary Children hopes all Scottish schools will hold a Mission day of Many Colours.

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