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Pupil arrested after alleged knife attack

October 30th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested after an alleged knife attack on another teenager outside a Wishaw school. The incident took place at 8.50am on Tuesday October 21. Reports have suggested the boy was heading to St Aidan’s when he was stabbed in a lane off Yarrow Crescent, a short walk from the school. The boy was taken to hospital and has been released. Police said inquiries are continuing but that a 15-year-old is subject to a report to the Children’s Reporter. A spokesman for North Lanarkshire Council Learning and Leisure said: “There was an incident on Tuesday October 21 outside of ... continue reading.

Honour for teacher who inspired a generation

October 24th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland’s pre-eminent historian will this week pay tribute to a Glasgow schoolteacher who influenced an entire generation of Catholic scholars and conducted internationally respected research during summer holidays from his teaching work.... continue reading.


Plans to reserve Catholic school places for Baptised children given support

October 17th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A consultation by Falkirk Council finds the majority of respondents are in favour of the move to deal with over-subscription in Catholic schools... continue reading.


‘God only knows’ if Christians will survive in the Middle East

October 17th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Lebanese bishop gives Scots harrowing account of ongoing religious persecution... continue reading.


Love is the answer to marriage crisis

October 10th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow tells extraordinary synod of need to heal and support couples and the family in Scotland and beyond... continue reading.


Arts festival aims to help feed world’s hungry children

October 7th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Events are to be held around Glasgow this October to raise money for Mary’s Meals.... continue reading.


Archbishop Cushley seeks fair resolution after cancelled event

October 3rd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews and Edinburgh has offered to provide a ‘fair resolution’ after a Catholic theologian was prevented from giving a lecture in his diocese following intervention from the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF).... continue reading.

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Lebanese archbishop to visit Scotland calling for solidarity

September 30th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Aid to the Church in Need calls on people to stand in solidarity with Middle East faithful, reports: Michael J Robinson for the charity ... continue reading.

English Bishop resigns

September 29th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Kieran Conry of Arundel and Brighton announced his resignation in a letter to parishioners, which preceded separate accusations about an affair with a married woman... continue reading.

Bishops help order mark its 25th year

September 26th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St Andrew’s Cathedral in Glasgow was the scene of rejoicing as Bishop Joseph Toal of Motherwell helped the Scottish Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre mark its 25th anniversary.... continue reading.

Church pays tribute to First Minister

September 26th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland’s bishops call for active Catholic participation post referendum... continue reading.

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