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Post-referendum: Scotland’s bishops call for Christian message to be upheld

September 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

“The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland recognises and respects the result of the Scottish referendum, that Scotland should remain a part of the United Kingdom, and commends all those who participated in what was a was a passionate and sometimes partisan debate,” the bishops say in a statement release a few minutes ago. “The vast majority of Scots engaged with the referendum and it is our hope that we can all now cooperate for the benefit of our nation in future. “We urge the Catholic community to continue to engage in public debate and decision-making and, in doing so, to uphold the ... continue reading.
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Paisley bishop in vocations awareness drive among young Catholics

September 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop John Keenan spoke to schoolchildren from across Paisley Diocese this week as part of a vocations awareness drive that reached out to the future of the Church.... continue reading.


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What’s on

September 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A weekly guide to upcoming Church-related events. ***Due to a production error the days of the events in this week's column are correct but the dates were wrong in print. Here is the corrected column.... continue reading.


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Bishop Toal leads priests on pilgrimage to Scalan

September 12th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Priests from across Scotland came to an historic seminary last week for a gathering intended to strengthen their bonds and improve their knowledge of the Church’s history.... continue reading.


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Bishop Toal opens dialogue over future of Motherwell parishes

September 11th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In a letter to be sent this weekend to churches in Motherwell Diocese, the bishop discusses the possibilities of parish mergers and a reduction in the number of churches... continue reading.


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Glasgow Archdiocese updates its website

September 8th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

New look web presence links the Archdiocese's Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr streams for Catholics in Glasgow... continue reading.


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Coatbridge man jailed for racial, sectarian abuse

September 5th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Coatbridge man has been jailed for more than four months after racially abusing a shopkeeper and hurling sectarian insults at police officers.... continue reading.


Paisley looks to help those in ‘irregular unions’

September 5th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop John Keenan of Paisley (above) has appointed Mgr Gerry Gallagher to a diocesan office that will examine the problem of Catholics who are in ‘irregular unions.’... continue reading.


Churches Together looks at the referendum

September 5th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Material on offer for preparation for independence ballot and prayer, Sr Elizabeth Moran reports.... continue reading.


Neocatechumenal Way gives joyful witness of Faith

September 5th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

More than 800 people, including 160 foreign pilgrims, packed into Carfin’s St Francis Xavier church last Sunday for a Neocatechumenal Way gathering attended by Bishop Joseph Toal of Motherwell.... continue reading.



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  • Emeritus Professor Sir Tom Devine bears witness to a silent revolution in Scotland.
  • Kevin McKenna on reconciliation after September 18: Politics can help us change things but we only through Jesus can peace prevail.
  • Bishop Noel Treanor’s reaction to the death of former Northern Ireland first minister Ian Paisley.
  • A champion musician from St Ninian’s High, Giffnock, is to perform during An Afternoon with Our Lady at Blessed John Duns Scotus, Gorbals, on Sunday September 21.
  • The congregation of Our Lady of Consolation, Govanhill, were joined with Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow in saying goodbye to their church of 43 years.

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