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Message must be heard

September 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SPUC National Conference Over the first weekend in September I had the privilege to attend my first National SPUC pro-life conference. This was an opportunity not only to connect with other staff members and supporters of SPUC from around the world, but also to be reminded of the importance and need for a strong pro-life presence in society. Each and every talk brought a deeper realisation of the scale in which abortion is affecting not only Britain but the world as a whole. Obianuju ‘Uju’ Ekeocha was the first speaker whose courage and conviction of her pro-life views galvanised Nigeria into standing with ... continue reading.

Spreding God’s love in Motherwell

September 12th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Lorraine Cunningham, the diocese’s new director of Special Religious Development, speaks about its vital, uplifting work... continue reading.


Taking care of business

September 5th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

As well as providing direct aid to people in need in poor countries, it is vital that we identify and tackle the root causes of poverty. SCIAF’S Jo O’Neill reports on how big business needs to put people, and not profit, at the heart of its decisions, if we are to create a more just world... continue reading.


Looking back at a miracle

August 29th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

This summer marks the 70th anniversary of Orkney’s famous Italian chapel, often referred to as the ‘Miracle of Camp 60.’ Author PHILIP PARIS explains why a converted Nissen hut on a tiny uninhabited island is so important... continue reading.

WW1 O'Hara

A soldier’s tale

August 22nd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Family of First World War veteran John O’Hara remembers... continue reading.


A priest’s unique insight into war

August 22nd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scots studying for the priesthood often live abroad as part of their vocation. The late Fr Alexander ‘Geddes’ Gerry moved to France after joining The Missionaries of Africa—the White Fathers. Glasgow-born Fr Gerry moved to Brittany in 1939 as the Nazi army blitzkrieged its way across Europe. He was interned by the Germans for four years, surviving to serve in Nigeria before passing away in 1989. To mark the 25th anniversary of his death, the SCO brings you Fr Gerry’s story, in his own words, never before published... 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.

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  • Emeritus Professor Sir Tom Devine bears witness to a silent revolution in Scotland.
  • Kevin McKenna on reconciliation after September 18: Politics can help us change things but we only through Jesus can peace prevail.
  • Bishop Noel Treanor’s reaction to the death of former Northern Ireland first minister Ian Paisley.
  • A champion musician from St Ninian’s High, Giffnock, is to perform during An Afternoon with Our Lady at Blessed John Duns Scotus, Gorbals, on Sunday September 21.
  • The congregation of Our Lady of Consolation, Govanhill, were joined with Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow in saying goodbye to their church of 43 years.

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