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Fan club not just for teens

December 2nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THIS weekend Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake will return home to Glasgow for two special sold-out shows, one at the city’s renowned Barrowland Ballroom. In September the band released a critically acclaimed 10th studio album, Here. The vocalist, guitarist and songwriter suggests, “We don’t want to be a nostalgia band—we always want to play our latest music.” Since forming in 1989, Teenage Fanclub have survived various music industry changes and shifting scenes. Mr Blake, 51, explained why they’ll always belong to Glasgow, despite being affectionately known as the Bellshill Beatles. “I’m the only one from Bellshill and really we see ourselves as a ... continue reading.

Author’s hopes for Margaret Sinclair’s canonisation

November 25th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

“If this small book reaches a good number of people, I’ll be happy,” the author of A Beautiful Fragrance, Dr John Watts, said.... continue reading.


‘Breathings of the Holy Spirit’ at Paisley’s New Movements Conference

November 11th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Anne Flynn reports from St Mirin’s Cathedral Hall were the Bishop of Limerick addressed a gathering of new movements in the Church... continue reading.



November 11th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

RACHEL MURRAY is keeping a close eye on parliament as it looks at a bill to remove disability as a ground for abortion, and reveals how much of a blessing her autistic brothers Charlie and Francis have been to her family... continue reading.



November 4th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In her latest report on the various and differing communities that make up the Catholic church in Scotland, DOROTHY CUMMINGS McLEAN visits the students at university in Edinburgh and Glasgow who refuse to let the academic life compromise the expression of their religious beliefs ... continue reading.


Don’t be shy talking about mental health

October 21st, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

AMANDA CONNELLY on how the patron saint of mental illness inspired a priest... continue reading.



October 14th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In a special report, MICHAEL TURNBULL speaks about the challenges of caring for his wife Mary, and gives some advice we can all follow to help those with dementia... continue reading.

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October 7th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SCO editor IAN DUNN explains why we are backing Alzheimer Scotland in their campaign to make Scotland better equipped to help those with dementia. Together, we can care for those carrying an often lonely burden... continue reading.

Spreading the word via social media

September 30th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

An innovative group from Holy Family parish in Mossend is taking the faith online, AMANDA CONNELLY writes ... continue reading.

A growing Ukrainian Catholic community in Scotland

September 30th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland hosts not a single Catholic community, but many different ones. DOROTHY CUMMINGS McLEAN begins a new series on the many wonderful varieties of Scottish Catholicism with a look at the lives and worship of Ukrainians ... continue reading.

Scottish recollections of the ‘wee woman’ with so much love

September 2nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

As Catholics across the world prepare to celebrate the canonisation of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the founder of the Missionaries of Charity and 1979 Nobel Peace Prize winner who devoted her life to caring for the poorest and neediest of the world, many of the faithful have recalled memories of the modern-day saint.... continue reading.

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