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Hop on the Mercy Bus this summer

July 21st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Friends of Divine Mercy Scotland will be touring this bus around Scotland over the next month, bringing Confession and a Catholic message to a high street near you. Fr Michael Kane of St Augustine’s parish in Coatbridge will be offering Confession on the Scottish bus and said they hoped to ‘create a wee bit of enthusiasm for the Sacrament.’ “We want people to pop in, people who’ve maybe been away from the Sacrament, away from the Church for a while,” he said. “For some people the idea of coming to Church might be hard—this is a gentler way to reach ... continue reading.
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Scotland’s first lay woman canon lawyer leads the way

July 14th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Catholic Church in Scotland has welcomed its only female lay canon lawyer, who is encouraging other women and laymen to follow in her footsteps —By Amanda Connelly ... continue reading.


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New Milan Archbishop is an honorary Greenockian

July 14th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Mario Delpini trades the city of fashion for Greenock each summer... continue reading.


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Archbishop praises SSVP, ‘beating heart of Church’

July 7th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbihsop Leo Cushley of St Andrews & Edinburgh has called members of the Society of St Vincent de Paul the ‘beating heart’ of the Catholic Church in Scotland... continue reading.


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Joyful celebrations as Motherwell welcomes its newest priest

June 30th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Bernard Mournian was ordained during a joyful celebration at his home parish of St Mary’s Hamilton on Friday, June 30—but his road to the priesthood began with the inspirational response of a parish priest there to a tragedy. ... continue reading.


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New priest encourages men to be heroes and join the priesthood

June 30th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

ONE of Scotland’s newest priests has pleaded for more men to show acts of ‘heroism’ and follow him into priestly vocations. By Joe Wallace ... continue reading.


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Scotland and India united in grief

June 30th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholics in Scotland and India are united in grief over the death of much-loved priest Fr Martin Xavier Vazhachira, whose body was found on an East Lothian Beach last Friday after he’d been missing for three days. By Ian Dunn and Amanda Connelly ... continue reading.



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  • Catholic activist jailed for Trident protests
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