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Spiritual refreshment, and great views, on Aberdeen pilgrimage

October 31st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

IN 2012, Lourdes had been the destination of the Aberdeen Diocesan pilgrimage. In 2013 it was the turn of Rome. This year some 30 doughty pilgrims made their way to the Iberian Peninsula. They came from both the Inverness and Aberdeen ends of the diocese, and were accompanied on the October 11-18 journey by Deacon John Wire, the Chancellor of the Diocese, by the Vicar General Fr Stuart Chalmers, and by myself, Bishop Hugh Gilbert. Our first port of call was Fatima. There, of course, our Lady appeared in 1917 to the three children, Jacinta and Francisco Martos and Lucia ... continue reading.

Who says meditation is not for women?

October 24th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Carmelite sisters celebration of the 5th centenary of the birth of St Teresa of Avila during 2014-2015 began with a very special celebration of Mass on her feast day, October 15, in Kirkintilloch with Bishop Joseph Toal of Motherwell. But who is this inspiring saint? Sr Anne Margaret, of Glasgow Carmel, provides great insight... continue reading.


Drama for movement’s centenary

October 17th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Ian Dunn talks to AGAP’S Stephen Callaghan about the Arts in the Autumn play on Fr Kentenich, the founder of the Schoenstatt Movement, which is touring parishes... continue reading.


Faces of suffering Iraqi Christians

October 10th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

As the Christian settlements on the Nineveh Plains in Iraq fell, thousands of internal refugees sought shelter in Erbil in the Kurdish Region. JOHN NEWTON and MARIA LOZANO from AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED visited Erbil last month and describe the terrible plight of those who have been driven from their homes by Islamist extremists... continue reading.


Tales from the hardship country

October 3rd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

For World Mission Month, we hear from MISSION MATTERS SCOTLAND about the endeavours of Bishop Wenceslao (Wens) Padilla, who has been crucial to the growth of the Church in Mongolia... continue reading.


A million meals nears

September 26th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Having recently hit a new total of feeding 923,572 of the world’s poorest people, MARY’S MEALS explain how it got to that figure and how it is continuing to help those who are in desperate need... continue reading.


Message must be heard

September 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SPUC SCOTLAND offers an insight into pro-life events held by the organisation—including its national conference and the Project Truth Summer Roadshow—and its disappointment at the removal of its stall at Dundee University... continue reading.

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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.

A soldier’s tale

August 22nd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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

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