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Lentfest 2016 promises to be bigger and bolder than ever

February 5th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

This year’s annual Lentfest is promising to be bigger and bolder with the return to a fuller programme of events. After last year’s condensed schedule, the annual Glasgow festival of faith-themed art, hopes to make 2016 a year to remember, with organisers calling on Scotland’s parishes and parishioners both inside and outside the city to help make the celebrations a success. Now in its ninth year, the festival is organised by the Archdiocese of Glasgow Arts Project (AGAP), and features music, plays, art exhibitions and poetry, with venues across Glasgow playing host. AGAP have started the year as they mean to go ... continue reading.

Visionary 1230 Pluscarden pilgrimage for summer 2017

January 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Retired Gordon Highlander Lt Col David Broadfoot MBE’s idea aims to help foot £5 million bill... continue reading.


Two Catholics nominated as Scotswomen of the Year

January 22nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two Catholics who support women with medical problems in Ethiopia have been jointly nominated for Scotswoman of the Year.... continue reading.


Pro-life vigil at Glasgow hospital

January 15th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Forty Days for Life worldwide pro-life campaign makes Scottish debut this Lent ... continue reading.


Catholic schools affected as teachers in West Dunbartonshire strike

January 12th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St Peter the Apostle High School in Clydebank and Our Lady and St Patrick’s High School in Dumbarton amongst schools affected by EIS action... continue reading.

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Church condemns plan for sexual health centres in or near schools

January 8th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Church’s education wing in Scotland has condemned a ‘sinister’ Scottish Government plan to locate sexual health centres near Catholic schools.... continue reading.


St Barbara’s mural is for miners lost in disaster

January 8th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Parishioners at St Barbara’s Church in Motherwell Diocese began 2016 with a freshly renovated church complete with a stunning mosaic window that pays tribute to those killed in a nearby mining disaster.... continue reading.

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Scottish Catholics among those honoured by the Queen

January 6th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Anne McIlveen, of the Salt and Light charity, and Mary O’Neill of the annual Cardinal Winning Ball receive New Years honours... continue reading.

St Bride’s parish priest set to return to ministry

January 6th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Motherwell’s Fr Paul Morton was cleared of historical allegations of abuse by police in May, but he remained away from his parish until Church investigation was completed... continue reading.

MSP plans bill to repeal offensive behaviour act

January 6th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Labour MSP has said he will introduce a member's bill to scrap a controversial law designed to stamp out sectarianism in football if he is re-elected in May.... continue reading.

Bishop Toal opens Holy Door at Carfin

January 4th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

New Year begins at national shrine to Our Lady in Motherwell with ceremony for Year of Mercy... continue reading.

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  • Bishop Hugh Gilbert and Lord David Alton among this years speakers at the Gonzaga lectures.
  • Celtic roots Mass and Celtic Connections reviews.
  • Burns supper at St Mirin’s in Paisley.
  • Abortion: The greatest moral fraud of all, says Hugh Dougherty.

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