This weeks local news


Little Marcus follows in grandad’s footsteps at Carfin celebration of all things Irish

June 15th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Now in its 17th year, the busy day on Sunday June 10 saw many gather in St Francis Xavier’s Church for the celebration of Mass, where they were led by Fr Eamonn Sweeney, the parish priest of St Patrick’s Church in Coatbridge, and other members of clergy. Following Mass, those gathered walked to Carfin Grotto for the recitation of the Rosary. Among those present were members of the Ancient Order of Hibernian (AOH), who were at both the Mass and the Irish shrine for the Rosary afterwards. Gathering with them was a young boy from Hamilton, Marcus Dobbie Devine (pictured), aged four-and-a-half. ... continue reading.

UCM concert aims to support priests who suffer poor health

June 14th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A renowned singer is to bring Gregorian chant to St Andrew’s Cathedral to raise money for priests who are in poor health.... continue reading.


Make Sunday Mass a priority, archbishop urges

June 8th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews & Edinburgh has urged Catholics to make Christ a priority and attend Sunday Mass, saying the ‘community of God’s people’ is ‘impoverished by our absence.’... continue reading.


‘Be good shepherds to the flock’, archbishop tells headteachers

June 1st, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Leo Cushley addressed almost 80 headteachers at an Edinburgh Catholic education conference on May 22, explaining that the model for a good Catholic teacher is Jesus Christ. — By RYAN MCDOUGALL... continue reading.


Daughter of POW presents Crucifix to Italian chapel

May 11th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

It was no ‘ordinary’ Mass that was celebrated in the Italian Chapel on Lambholm in Orkney on April 28. A ‘guest of honour’ was among the congregation gathered there: the daughter of one of the Italian prisoners of war who helped build the chapel.... continue reading.


Missio Scotland challenges the stereotypes of children in Africa

May 11th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland’s missionary charity sought to banish the stereotype of the sad African child as it conveyed the joy of the continent’s children to a global gathering of Catholic agencies. ... continue reading.


Glasgow premiere for film celebrating Catholic schools

May 4th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

‘Catholic schools are good for Scotland’ is the message of a new documentary released to mark 100 years since Catholic education began its partnership with the state... continue reading.

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First for Lewis as bishop visits school

April 27th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A monumental first took place last week for a high school on the Isle of Lewis, as it marked the first time a Catholic bishop paid a visit to a school on the island.... continue reading.

Conservative leader Davidson praises Sisters of Mercy charity

April 27th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Catholic convent in Edinburgh has been recognised by the leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party following its silver jubilee celebrations.... continue reading.

Saints get support from bishop

April 20th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St Mirren FC has won two sought after prizes this week—the Scottish Championship and the support of the local bishop. ... continue reading.

Hundreds celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday

April 13th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Divine Mercy Sunday was marked in a special way this year, as Catholics across Scotland joined together in prayer and devotion.... continue reading.

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