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85-year-old to lead first Ben Nevis Rosary

August 17th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The mammoth feat will be undertaken by a group of the faithful from Craig Lodge ­Family House of Prayer. Led by 85-year-old Calum MacFarlane-Barrow, who founded Craig Lodge as a retreat centre from a hunting lodge along with his wife Mary Anne, the group will tackle the UK’s highest mountain, all the while praying a continuous Rosary as they complete the ascent. Mr MacFarlane-Barrow said that to their knowledge it ‘probably is’ the first Rosary prayed during a Ben Nevis ascent. “Mass has been celebrated at the top, that’s been done, but I don’t think a Rosary from the bottom up to ... continue reading.

Share your experiences for rare university project

August 10th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholics from Scotland are being called to share their life experiences from the 1950s to 1980s as part of a research project.... continue reading.


A journey to ‘Heaven and back’: Mercy Bus hits Scotland’s streets

August 3rd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Friends of Divine Mercy Scotland are inviting people to get onboard with God’s mercy as they took the Church into the streets of Johnstone and Coatbridge this week.... continue reading.


Appeal to help grief-stricken family of gifted organist who died abroad

July 27th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Lily sadly died after her condition deteriorated further, and, due to costs incurred, her family now face debts of £6,000. — By Ryan McDougall... continue reading.


Mass-finder app launches in Motherwell

July 20th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholics in Motherwell can now find Mass times across the diocese at their fingertips, as an exciting new app was launched earlier this month.... continue reading.


World’s longest-serving altar server dies aged 103

July 20th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The world record holder for longest-serving altar server has been laid to rest after a life of Faith and service.... continue reading.


Council praises Catholic schools as it announces new primary will open on 100th anniversary of education act

July 18th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

One hundred years of state funded Catholic education will be celebrated in Gourock in November with the opening of the new St Ninian’s Primary School... continue reading.

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Aberdeen united by ‘trinity’ of ordinations

July 13th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

AMANDA CONNELLY reports on the ordination of two priests and a permanent deacon for Aberdeen Diocese... continue reading.

Fr Andrew Marshall ordained for Dunkeld

July 6th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

AMANDA CONNELLY looks at the journey of one of Scotland’s newest priests, and discovers that God calls all types of people... continue reading.

Call to honour priests who kept the Faith alive despite persecution

July 6th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop William Nolan of Galloway Diocese encouraged the faithful to ‘honour’ the priests and seminarians that faced persecution during the Reformation period, as a sunny summer’s day last week saw crowds gather together in the Braes of Glenlivet for the annual Scalan Mass... continue reading.

Aberdeen’s triple ordination signals ‘promising future’

July 5th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

At 6pm tomorrow, Friday July 6, Aberdeen Diocese will celebrate three ordinations—two priests and a permanent deacon—in St Mary’s Cathedral. ... continue reading.

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