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Food is making it better in Haiti

July 25th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

All over the school, homemade posters make statements about Mary’s Meals. On a balcony above the central courtyard three boys lean through the railings to attach a banner that reads ‘No Education without Food.’ Flowers adorn a doorway on which is written ‘Welcome Magnus and Mary’s Meals,’ while in the kitchen a team of cooks wearing Mary’s Meals aprons work under a huge painted sign that says ‘Thank You Mary’s Meals.’ It seems that, in this school, they know a thing or two about branding. It is over two years since I was in Cité Soleil, one of the world’s ... continue reading.

SPUC is hitting the road this summer

July 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

RACHEL KIDD, field officer for SPUC Scotland,­ gives us an insight into the organisation’s busy summer schedule... continue reading.


Every little helps

July 11th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

CLAIRE MURPHY from ST MARGARET OF SCOTLAND HOSPICE in Clydebank, praises the Women’s Guild for their charitable support and explains how donations contribute to the hospice’s success... continue reading.


Historian has scaled academic heights

June 20th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Professor Tom Devine is fond of referring to history as the ‘queen of disciplines,’ but as the award of a Knighthood last weekend underlined, as far as Scottish history goes, he is the king. His research lauded, his books bestselling—he is widely accepted as the foremost expert on modern Scottish history. As he prepares to depart the field of academia, he remains in pugnacious form and spoke to the SCO recently about the impact of the Irish on Scotland, independence, the secularist threat to Catholic schools and why he would have been a terrible secondary school teacher... continue reading.


Peace through small gestures

June 13th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

JOHN NEWTON from AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED, who was in the Holy Land in the run up to Pope Francis’ visit, describes the local Church’s challenges and triumphs... continue reading.


Following in the footsteps of Jesus

June 6th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

MISSION MATTERS SCOTLAND explains how it is working tirelessly in dioceses in Papua New Guinea to meet the needs of the people in them and spread the Gospel message throughout the country... continue reading.


Get this pro-life show on the road

May 16th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The PROJECT TRUTH team is working closely with SPUC SCOTLAND on up coming life events this summer specifically targeted at young Scots. The Project Youth Roadshow is likely to be coming to a town near you with the help of Youth Defence and the Alliance of Pro-Life students. The Glasgow rally after the roadshow is another highlight of 2014... continue reading.

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Mammoth task for Scot, 81, to visit ‘miracle’ monastery in China

May 9th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Not many people in their 80s would consider traveling from Scotland to China for the opening of new a ‘monastery’ but Veronica Campbell did not let that stand in her way.... continue reading.

Working for peace

May 2nd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

As ethnic violence in South Sudan increases and the world remembers the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda, SCIAF’s PERCY PATRICK reflects on the Catholic charity’s work in some of the world’s most troubled places... continue reading.

Learning lessons in love and life in Ecuador

April 25th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish priest FR COLIN MacINNES, a missionary living and working in Atahualpa, Ecuador, explains how we can learn from the loving example being set by some of his own parishioners... continue reading.

Hurt and hope in Ukraine

April 11th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

JOHN PONTIFEX, head of press and information for AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED, explains how the organisation is continuing to support the Faithful in Ukraine in the midst of the turmoil that has enveloped the country in recent times. ... continue reading.

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