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Spreading the word via social media

September 30th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

IN an increasingly secularised world, where social media, smartphones and the internet so often take precedence over the spiritual for many, particularly young people, it’s easy to see why Pope Francis has called for responsible usage of social media, and encouraged young people at this year’s World Youth Day celebrations in Krakow to take time out from their gadgets and ‘couch potato’ lifestyles. In such a world of polarities, it could be difficult to imagine a harmonious relationship between faith and social media. Enter Sancta Familia Media, the rising new  group attached to Holy Family Church, Mossend, who have amassed ... continue reading.
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OUR FAITHFUL FRIENDS FROM THE EAST

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.


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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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Creating bonds on pilgrimage to Lourdes

August 26th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pilgrims from all over ST ANDREWS & EDINBURGH ARCHDIOCESE returned from France with their faith strengthened... continue reading.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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.


‘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.



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  • Red Mass in Edinburgh hears call for virtuous lawyers
  • New evidence says Richard 3 went to Whthorn
  • Moving mass to mark Padre Pio feastday in Glasgow
  • Powerful Richard Purden feature on changing attitudes to Down syndrome
  • Pope meets with victims of Nice Terror attack says they must not give in to hate

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