This week's feature


Answering God’s call

October 9th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

According to latest reports, the violence in Syria has claimed more than 200,000 lives since the conflict began in spring 2011. With entire towns and villages empty and in ruins, at least six million people have been displaced within the country. In January 2014 the UN secretary general stated that some 9.3 million people—nearly half the country’s pre-war population—were in urgent need of aid, making it the worst disaster in the UN’s history. Increasingly alarmed by the deepening crisis engulfing the region, Aid to the Church in Need has provided emergency aid—food, heating, shelter and medicine—for some of the worst-affected ... continue reading.

‘Mission is passion for Jesus and His people’

October 2nd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Throughout Mission Month, ahead of Mission Sunday on October 18, the SCO will feature insight from MISSIO SCOTLAND in to the essential work of the Pontifical charity and missionaries throughout the world... continue reading.


Making a difference in 12 countries worldwide

September 25th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In a special report from MARY’S MEALS, we look at the geographical spread of its work ahead of exciting news on ‘Feed our Future’... continue reading.


Spreading the pro-life message

September 18th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

JOHN DEIGHAN, SPUC Scotland’s chief executive officer, provides us a valuable insight into the charity’s recent projects and initiatives, prior to its National Conference next month... continue reading.


Fundraising in 65th year of St Margaret’s

September 11th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In a special report from Michael McCartney, St Margaret of Scotland Hospice, Clydebank, looks back on its 65th anniversary celebratory Mass, its fundraising walk at the weekend Midnight Walk, and ahead to its Sapphire Ball because the efforts to keep this special facility open never take a break... continue reading.


Record-breaking year for SCIAF

September 4th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SCIAF’S Communications and Media Officer, VAL MORGAN, gives a behind-the-scenes account of this year’s record-breaking Wee Box Lent appeal and sends a big thank you to all who helped... continue reading.


Live a life of love

August 21st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish priest FR COLIN MacINNES, a missionary living and working in Guayaquil, Ecuador, provides a first-hand insight into Pope Francis’ July visit to Latin America, focusing on his words and actions... continue reading.

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Catholics are of the same mind

August 14th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Former Episcopalian minister Fr Len Black became a Catholic priest through the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham four years ago. He tells IAN DUNN why, and what has happened since then... continue reading.

Cabbages and chemistry

August 7th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

MARIAN PALLISTER from MISSIO SCOTLAND explains how the charity is helping to meet the educational needs of many children in Lusaka, Zambia... continue reading.

Giving children reasons to smile

July 31st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

JANE HAMILTON, media and communications officer for MARY’S MEALS, explains how the charity is not only providing food to ensure those in the developing world have access to education but also the materials needed to learn as well... continue reading.

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  • SCO EXCLUSIVE: Bishop John Keenan of Paisley says the World Meeting of Families was an eye opener.
  • Cross-party group on religious freedom set up in the Scottish Parliament with the help of Aid to the Church in Need.
  • Strong support at National Assembly of Catholic School Parents.
  • Permanent deacon ordained for Dunkeld Diocese at vocations Mass.
  • Fr James Crampsey SJ, Superior of the Jesuit community at Sacred Heart in Edinburgh, gave this year’s Gillis Lecture

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