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Creating bonds on pilgrimage to Lourdes

August 26th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

WEEKS of meticulous planning came to fruition as pilgrims from different parts of St Andrews & Edinburgh Archdiocese set off on the annual Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Once they had arrived and settled in, the pilgrims began to participate in all the traditional Lourdes liturgies as well as the sights and sounds of Lourdes. Compared with the previous year the weather was indifferent but this did not hinder the sense of anticipation each day as the pilgrims gathered in different venues for various liturgies. The pilgrimage formally began in Lourdes with a special liturgy to mark the Jubilee Year of ... continue reading.

Let’s make Olympic dreams come true

August 19th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Rio Games have been prompting FR RAPHAEL IGBAOYINBO to reflect on goals that we can all aspire to... continue reading.


Hope amid hard times in South Sudan

August 12th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Jesuit priest well known to members of a Dundee congregation is doing great work, writes STEVE LAVERY... continue reading.


All thanks to St John Paul II

August 5th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

This is an event that has a lasting effect on those who experience it. And, as RACHEL MURRAY points out, it would not be happening were it not for the vision and imagination of one man... continue reading.


How pilgrimage led to profound peace

July 22nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A trip to Lourdes with fellow pilgrims from Motherwell Diocese proved to be an unforgettable experience for AMANDA CONNELLY... continue reading.


Church behind the ‘bamboo’ curtain

June 10th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED’S Michael J Robinson and John Newton describe the reality of life for Christians in China, focusing on the needs and challenges facing the 12 million people in the Catholic community in the Communist country... continue reading.

Visit of Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, Myanmar/Burma, Sunday 8th May 2016, Mass at St Andrew's Cathedral, Glasgow.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Mc Sherry 07770 393960.

Our shared mission to proclaim the Good News of Jesus to all

June 3rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

After a hectic time for Missio Scotland, the charity’s new communications co-ordinator GERARD GOUGH gives an update on the organisation’s vital work in spreading the Word of God and relieving poverty and suffering... continue reading.

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‘Bless Mary’s Meals for giving us some strength’

May 27th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

One year on from the wonderful news that Mary’s Meals is providing daily meals to more than one million children every school day, Mairead MacRae press and communications officer at Mary’s Meals, looks at the current situation in Malawi and how community-run school feeding programmes are providing a vital life-line to many hungry children... continue reading.

Opposing abortion should not mean shutting anyone out

May 20th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

— Whether engaging in vigorous debate with political parties or reaching out to women in distress, pro-life activists should hold firm to their principles and let their compassion shine through, JOHN DEIGHAN of SPUC Scotland reports... continue reading.

Hospice’s connection to St Margaret and the community

May 13th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

MICHAEL McCARTNEY of St Margaret of Scotland Hospice looks at the significant dates and events for the Clydebank facility, the fundraising events of the year so far, a new appeal and the highlights of events still to come in this year ... continue reading.

Scots saved lives after Nepal quake

May 6th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Alistair Dutton, director of SCIAF, reports from Nepal from his visit on the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake. He witnessed first-hand the progress that is being made and sees the long road to recovery that still lies ahead... continue reading.

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