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Fr Tom Shields ‘fully restored to ministry’ after historical abuse investigation

November 26th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Tom Shields has been appointed as parish priest of St Fillan’s Church, Crieff and St Margaret’s Church, Comrie, after being restored to ministry in Dunkeld Diocese. Fr Shields (above) was temporarily removed from parish ministry at St John the Baptist, Perth, in August after a complaint of historical abuse was made against him. The diocese followed national safeguarding protocols, and referred the complaint to police. The police have now confirmed they are not actively investigating, and the Church said their investigation found no evidence of criminality. “In August, a historical allegation was made against Fr Tom Shields, parish priest of ... continue reading.
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Motherwell ecumenical service to be held for refugees and steel workers

November 25th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Christians invited to pray on Sunday in Dalziel St Andrew's Church of Scotland for those fleeing war in Syria, and for those in Scotland affected by the closure of steel plants ... continue reading.

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St Margaret’s High pupil an online hit after Alex Salmond impression

November 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Ryan McGuigan praised by former First Minister and impressionist Rory Bremner for spot-on parody of the Scottish MP. (Video below)... continue reading.

Mass of Hope & Solidarity, following the attacks in Paris on Friday 13th November 2015,St Andrew’s Cathedral, Glasgow, Wednesday 18th Nov 2015, Principal Celebrant Archbishop Philip Tartaglia withArchbishop Emeritus Mario Conti and clergy from the Archdiocese.Lord Provost of Glasgow Sadie Docherty and Honorary Consul of France Dr John Campbell.Photo by and copyright of Paul Mc Sherry 07770 393960 Wed 18th Nov 2015.

Solidarity and hope at Glasgow Mass for victims of Paris attacks

November 19th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia celebrated a Mass of ‘solidarity and hope’ last night in St Andrews Cathedral for the victims of the terrorist attack in Paris that killed 129 people. ... continue reading.


Glasgow archbishop’s message of support for Paris

November 14th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Tartaglia sends support to Paris via French cardinal... continue reading.


Pluscarden Abbey rededicated by the Church after 600 years

November 13th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pluscarden Abbey was rededicated by the Church after 600 years last week. ... continue reading.


Documentary shines a light on vocations

November 6th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The centrepiece of Glasgow Archdiocese’s new vocations programme is a documentary exploring what the priesthood means to students, schoolchildren, couples and priests themselves.... continue reading.

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Government considering community school plan for St Joseph’s

October 30th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Scottish Government are seriously considering proposals by parents of St Joseph’s Primary School in Milngavie to transform the school into a parent run community school.... continue reading.

Knights of St Columba Supreme Council this weekend

October 26th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Delegates from all provinces of the order to gather in Clydebank’s Beardmore Hotel... continue reading.

Creating a new culture of vocations in Glasgow

October 23rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Next Friday will see the launch of a new vocations programme in Glasgow Archdiocese that aims to create a new culture of vocations across parishes and schools.... continue reading.

St Patrick’s welcomes John Paul II relic

October 23rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish and Polish devotees of St John Paul II gathered at St Patrick’s, Shieldmuir, on Sunday for the reception of a relic of the late Pope in the Church ahead of his feast day on Thursday.... continue reading.

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