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Former Ayrshire youth group holds reunion

April 23rd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Former members of a youth group that brought people from across Scotland together in faith are looking forward to a reunion meeting to be held this Saturday in Glasgow. The group organised retreat weekends in Coodham House, Ayrshire, (above) between 1967-1977. Members will reunite at St Mungo’s Church, Townhead, for a Mass, meal and some reminiscing this weekend. Hundreds of young people, male and female, attended the retreat weekends, which were run by the Passionist priests with much lay involvement. Such a set-up was rare at the time, taking place just shortly after the Second Vatican Council. George McAleenan took part in ... continue reading.

Missing St Ninian’s pupil found safe and well

April 23rd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Niamh Cockton, who disappeared from her bedroom in East Renfrewshire on Monday night, was found last night.... continue reading.


New Paisley bishop chooses parish over bishop’s house

April 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The new Bishop of Paisley has opted not to move into the diocesan bishop’s house, instead choosing to live in a parish house in a less affluent part of the diocese.... continue reading.


What’s On

April 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A weekly guide to upcoming events in the Catholic community: April 18-25... continue reading.

Pope waves as he arrives to celebrate Mass at Basilica of St. Augustine in Rome

Pope Francis biography launched in Scotland tonight

April 16th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A highly awaited analysis of Pope Francis' early life and thoughts is to be unveiled today by a leading theologian at St Andrews University.... continue reading.


First World War film tribute by St Andrew’s pupils takes top prize in Royal British Legion competition

April 11th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A moving film paying tribute to those who fought in the First World War has won pupils from St Andrews Primary, Dumfries a trip to London.... continue reading.


Sectarian Scotland

April 11th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

— Attitudes today revealed in largest investigation into Catholics’ experiences... continue reading.

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What’s on

April 11th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Some of the Catholic events taking place in Scotland in the coming week: Holy Week April 12-18... continue reading.

Tributes to the late Margo MacDonald MSP

April 4th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The independent MSP for Lothian region has died at the age of 70.... continue reading.

Vatican expert heads to St Andrews and Edinburgh Archdiocese at Pope’s request

April 4th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Leo Cushley informs priests, hopes for 'eventual reconciliation' and welcomes Maltese Auxiliary Bishop Charles Scicluna, who visits to look into allegations of misconduct and abuse... continue reading.

Family is key to ending poverty, Vatican tells UN

April 4th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Vatican has told the United Nations that the family is the key to eradicating poverty.... continue reading.

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