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Scottish Monk tells of life following Italian quake

September 23rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The earthquake struck central Italy—with the epicentre in the town of Amatrice—on August 24, and nearly 300 people lost their lives, with hundreds hurt. With many buildings gone or rendered unsafe, the region—already reeling from the loss of life—is in a state of turmoil. From Norcia, Aidan Cook has watched the people of the region try to rebuild their lives and has spoken of the efforts that lie ahead of him and his brothers in the monastery there as they seek to bring some normality back to life in the town. “The earthquake hit just before Vigils on August 24, the feast ... continue reading.
Pope Francis celebrates a memorial Mass for Father Jacques Hamel in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae at the Vatican Sept. 14. Father Hamel, seen in the photo on the altar, was murdered while celebrating Mass in Rouen, France, July 26; the two killers  claimed allegiance to the Islamic State group. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano) See POPE-MASS-HAMEL Sept. 14, 2016.

Pope Francis warns that ‘to kill in the name of God is Satanic’

September 15th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Holy Father was celebrating a special Mass for Fr Jacques Hamel who he described as part of the chain of Christian martyrs that runs throughout the history of the Church.... continue reading.


Terrorists may have plotted to attack famous French Cathedral

September 8th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

French Authorities believe they have foiled a planned terror attack on Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. ... continue reading.

Pope Benedict XVI arrives to lead a Christmas mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican

Pope Emeritus Benedict says he is preparing ‘to pass the ultimate examination before God’

September 8th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The retired pope says preparing for death is part of his daily routine.... continue reading.

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Pope leads tributes to murdered nun

September 5th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Spanish missionary nun who had dedicated herself to helping the poor was killed after being shot in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Friday.... continue reading.


Pope calls Mother Teresa the great defender of the ‘abandoned, sick and unborn’ at her cannonisation

September 5th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Mother Teresa was made a saint yesterday by Pope Francis at the Vatican.... continue reading.

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New Kirkintilloch school to be named Holy Trinity Primary

September 1st, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The school is being built to replace St Flannan’s Primary and St Agatha’s Primary and will be built on the St Flannan’s site... continue reading.

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Irish family suggest Padre Pio relic saved their child

August 30th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A three-month-old girl has made a miraculous recovery after her father placed a relic of Padre Pio on her bed.... continue reading.

Missionaries of charity attacked in Argentina

August 30th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Sisters of the the order founded by Mother Teresa, have been beaten in their home in Mar del Plata, Argentina.... continue reading.

Archbishop says ‘it breaks these hearts’ to see Italy suffering

August 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish Catholics today came together at St Andrew’s Cathedral, Glasgow at a special Mass for the victims of the Italian earthquake.... continue reading.

Pope Francis to visit Italian earthquake victims

August 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Holy Father has announced that he will visit the survivors of Wednesday’s earthquake in Central Italy, which killed over 290 people and left 2500 more homeless.... continue reading.

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