This week's feature

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Live a life of love

August 21st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Imagine the population of Scotland, one half grouped in Glasgow and the other half in a Highland town like Inverness with crowds also arriving from France and Denmark. That was like the situation in Ecuador during the visit of Pope Francis at the beginning of July. It wasn’t only the local population that flocked to two geographical centres in order to see him, but people also arrived from Peru, Columbia and Venezuela to be present for the Papal visit. It was an event that brought a whole nation to celebrate the greatness of the human being, created in the ‘image ... 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.


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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.


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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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Need to defend life at every stage

July 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SPUC SCOTLAND’s chief executive officer JOHN DEIGHAN gives an insight into a number of today’s main pro-life issues... continue reading.


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A shrine and a tale of two cathedrals

July 17th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

HUGH DOUGHERTY takes us on a whistlestop tour of the sights in Liverpool that would be of interest to Catholic tourists... continue reading.


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65th year is eventful one for hospice

July 10th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

MICHAEL McCARTNEY shines a light on events held to celebrate ST MARGARET OF SCOTLAND HOSPICE’S 65th anniversary... continue reading.


Nepal’s long road to recovery

July 3rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The emergency in Nepal continues. The massive earthquakes which hammered the country with such force have left over eight million people in need. Your generosity has already saved lives, but now we need to look to the long-term, LORRAINE CURRIE, SCIAF’s head of international programmes, reports ... continue reading.


Reprising a modern Jesuit journey

June 26th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Ahead of the National Pilgrimage to Keith, CHRISTINE GLEN looks at the final planned performances of AGAP’s The Martyrdom of St John Ogilvie... continue reading.


Taking to streets early for Pontiff

June 19th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish priest FR COLIN MacINNES, a missionary living and working in Guayaquil, Ecuador, explains the excitement, and preparations, ahead of Pope Francis’ first visit to Latin America... continue reading.



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  • Archbishop Cushley’s homily during Mass to mark the annual Edinburgh International Festival highlighted the plight of those fleeing conflict in the Middle East and Africa.
  • Glasgow pilgrims report from diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes.
  • Ecumenical memorial service for Fr Gerard W Hughes SJ.
  • Essex parish appeals for aid for Calais refugees.
  • The Knights of St Columba pray for and with young Catholics this month.

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