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Catholic Scotland unites in solidarity with Syrians

March 2nd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish Catholics should pray for all sides in the Syrian conflict to recognise the futility of fighting and seek peaceful settlement, according to the Bishop of Galloway. Bishop William Nolan this week joined voices from across the Catholic world in calling for donations and support for the Syrian people who have suffered under the seven year conflict. Bishop William Nolan called on Scotland’s Catholics to pray that all sides in the Syrian conflict ‘will recognise the ­futility of the fighting and seek to negotiate a settlement.’ “The people of Syria need help. The conflict makes it difficult for those most in need ... continue reading.
Father William Muller, executive director of Jesuit Schools Network of North America wrote to President Trump this week

US Jesuits call on President Trump to bring in gun legislation laws following Florida shooting

February 22nd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Father William Muller, executive director of Jesuit Schools Network of North America, said that the Jesuit network stands "with so many voices against the proliferation of guns in our country."... continue reading.


Two cases of sexual misconduct against children dealt with by SCIAF, charity confirms.

February 15th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SCIAF have revealed they have dealt with two cases of alleged sexual misconduct against children in recent years. ... continue reading.


Don’t forget Christians in the Holy Land, bishop urges

February 9th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop William Nolan calls for more Scottish pilgrimages to the Middle East... continue reading.


A visit that will leave a lasting impression

December 8th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SCO deputy editor DANIEL HARKINS reports from Bangladesh on the legacy of the Pope’s visit... continue reading.


Leading SNP politician takes on cardinal who claims independence ‘against Church teaching’

December 8th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Catholic SNP MP has challenge a Spanish cardinal over comments on Catalonian independence -By RYAN MCDOUGALL ... continue reading.

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