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St Patrick’s parish celebrates 150 years in the town of Kilsyth

March 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The church was packed for the anniversary Mass celebrated by Mgr Patrick Burke, vicar general of St Andrews and Edinburgh Archdiocese, alongside parish priest Fr Daniel Doherty, former parish priests and clergy. Also in attendance were St Patrick’s Primary School pupils who sang Panis Angelicus, and pupils from the school and St Maurice’s High in Cumbernauld—including P7 pupil Matthew Carberry and S2 pupil Hannah Daeies—served during the Mass. The parish was founded on St Patrick’s Day 1866, with the current church building dating back 50 years to 1965 when it was opened by Archbishop—later Cardinal—Gordon Gray. Archbishop Leo Cushley, who was unable ... continue reading.
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Second Nigerian bishop dies this year

March 23rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Malachy John Goltok of Bauchi, Nigeria, died in the early hours of Saturday morning at Our Lady of Apostle's Hospital, Jos, after a brief illness. ... continue reading.


Pope accepts Cardinal O’Brien’s resignation, retirement from public life

March 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Confirmation from Church this afternoon that the former Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh will continue to lead the 'simple' and 'quiet' life he has adopted—following an admission in 2013 of inappropriate behaviour and his official resignation—but retains his red hat... continue reading.


Eclipse: When we lose sight of Christ

March 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Paisley Bishops’ Lenten Catechesis with Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury... continue reading.

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Play on Scotland’s martyr, coming to Dundee, to be published

March 19th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The play on St John Ogilvie touring Scotland that everyone is talking about is coming to Dundee, and is being published by Dunkeld Diocese... continue reading.

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North Lanarkshire priest suspended from parish ministry

March 18th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Richard Rodgers, parish priest of St Mary’s, Cleland, North Lanarkshire, has been suspended following an allegation of historic sexual abuse made to his diocese.... continue reading.

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St Andrews professor meets with Pope

March 13th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Professor John Haldane, newly appointed member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, and his wife met with Pope Francis ahead of the professor taking up the position of Newton Razor Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University in Texas... continue reading.

University chaplaincy growth plan

March 13th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop John Keenan of Paisley is to launch a new Catholic chaplaincy for students at the University of the West of Scotland, as part of a country-wide expansion of student chaplaincies.... continue reading.

Follow the example of St John Ogilvie

March 13th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis tells Scottish Christians celebrating martyred saint’s 400th anniversary that his life should act as an inspiration... continue reading.

MP: UK Gov has failed on abortion

March 6th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Veteran Labour MP Tom Clarke has said the present British Government has failed to protect ‘the human rights of those who do not wish to be involved in any aspect’ of abortions.... continue reading.

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