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St Andrew’s Cathedral to host concert for refugees

May 24th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The June 3 concert will raise funds to help men, women and children fleeing conflict and persecution in countries such as Syria, Afghanistan and Eritrea and Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow (above) said he was delighted to support it. “I am glad to support this initiative to raise funds for refugees fleeing danger and distress in their homelands,” the archbishop said. “It is important that we show ourselves to be a welcoming and compassionate nation towards those in need.” The concert is being hosted by the Italian Cultural Institute and Glasgow Archdiocese as part of Refugee Festival Scotland, June 14 – ... continue reading.

June pilgrimage for St Margaret, who sought social justice through mercy

May 20th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

‘St Margaret of Scotland’ made an appearance at a 12th century Edinburgh church last week to publicise the second annual pilgrimage in honour of the Scottish queen and saint.... continue reading.

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March for Life moves Scots but not the RCM

May 20th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pro-life event a success even as controversy over time limits on abortion rages on, midwife Mary Doogan says... continue reading.


Chaplaincy opens for UWS, Paisley youth

May 20th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A new Catholic chaplaincy for the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) and the youth of Paisley Diocese was opened on Sunday.... continue reading.

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Relics of St Anthony of St Padua to come to Paisley

May 17th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St Mirin’s Cathedral will host the relics of the 13th century saint, who called God the 'Father of Mercy,' in the Year of Mercy on June 19... continue reading.


Welcome to the inaugural Lourdes Day in the capital

May 13th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Leo Cushley has extended an open invitation to St Andrews and Edinburgh Archdiocese’s inaugural Lourdes Day on the afternoon of Sunday May 29.... continue reading.

Pope Francis - Mary's Meals 2

‘Onwards! Onwards! Onwards!’ Pope tells Mary’s Meals founder

May 11th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, chief executive of the school-feeding charity named after Our Lady, met the Holy Father after his weekly general audience thanks to the Scotland’s bishops... continue reading.

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Wise plans for diocesan renewal in Paisley

May 10th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Benny O'Keefe (below) contributes to day 2 of Paisley Synod... continue reading.

Bishop Toal marks the 30th anniversary of St Andrew’s with Mass

May 6th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Friends and supporters of St Andrew’s Hospice in Airdrie have attended a special Mass at St Margaret’s Church to celebrate 30 years of the hospice. ... continue reading.

Head master named for Glasgow’s St Aloysius College

May 3rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Matthew Bartlett to take over from John Browne at Jesuit-run school... continue reading.

Pro-life debate heating up in Edinburgh and Glasgow

April 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pro-life campaigners took to the streets of Edinburgh last week as debate around the future of abortion in Scotland and the freedom to campaign against it heated up.... continue reading.

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