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Venerate the cross from home this Good Friday, archbishop asks Catholics

April 10th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia today said the virus has 'cast a shadow of fear and anxiety, sickness and death across our world' and has brought life as we know it to a standstill. "My dear brothers and sisters," he said in a massage to Catholics, "vulnerable and powerless as we may feel, we must take heart. Today, Good Friday, we raise up the Cross of Jesus Christ. We cannot come to church. "We raise up the cross in our homes and in our hearts. Here in this empty cathedral, I will kiss the cross for you and invite you to venerate the ... continue reading.
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Mary’s Meals seeking alternate methods of feeding children as schools shut during pandemic

April 3rd, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Mary’s Meals has stated its mission in feeding hungry children won’t stop, despite the coronavirus pandemic closing schools around the world.... continue reading.


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Sierra Leone school complex construction well underway thanks to donations to Missio Scotland

April 3rd, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Supporters of the pope's charity for mission can see the fruits of their donations as a new school complex in Sierra Leone is being built.... continue reading.


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Nigerian priests take starring role in new documentary

March 13th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two Nigerian priests serving the Highlands due to Scotland’s shortage of priests are to star in an upcoming BBC documentary.... continue reading.


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Photograph exhibition shows how SCIAF is empowering women in the DRC

March 13th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland’s leading Catholic charity for international aid is ‘helping to empower Congolese women,’ supporters heard, ahead of International Women’s Day.... continue reading.


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Dunkeld appeals for more volunteers in 40 Days for Life vigil

March 13th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Dunkeld Catholics have been praying for the unborn, with volunteers committed to pray for more than 400 hours throughout Lent.... continue reading.


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St Bartholomew’s pupil, 6, sees her app idea become a reality

March 6th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A six-year-old Catholic school pupil has launched her very own Lent-themed smartphone app which will help people negotiate the challenges of Lent, after winning a school competition.... continue reading.


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School ski trip cut short by coronavirus fears

March 6th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Livingston Catholic school had ‘no choice’ but to cut short its Italian ski trip amid coronavirus fears.... continue reading.


Deputy First Minister officially opens new Queen Margaret Academy

March 6th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Depute First Minister John Swinney and Bishop William Nolan of Galloway Diocese led official opening celebrations for a Catholic school’s new building.... continue reading.


Lewis Capaldi’s former school says Catholic education played a part in the star’s success

February 28th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Lewis Capaldi’s former teachers have spoken of how the young star is ‘inspiring’ to their pupils—after the 23-year-old scooped two prizes at the Brit Awards.... continue reading.


Papal medal for Dundee teacher after 39 years in Catholic schools

February 28th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A retired deputy headteacher has been presented with a benemerenti medal for her many years of service to Dundee’s Catholic young people.... continue reading.



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  • Unite in prayer against the virus, Paisley bishop pleads
  • Papal award recognises 60 years of Faithful service
  • Catholic high school leads trend with positive outcomes for pupils
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  • Top Catholic university rolls out programme in Scotland

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