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Celebrations as Malawi’s Gift to Scotland is received into the Church at St John’s

January 19th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

20-year-old Gift Thompson (right) was Baptised, Confirmed and received his first Holy Communion on Sunday January 7, the feast of the Epiphany, during 9.30am Mass at St John’s Church in Portobello, Edinburgh. Mr Thompson, who has been studying sociology at Queen Margaret University (QMU) in Edinburgh for the past six months, came to Scotland through STEKA, a Malawian charity that helps to provide sustainable futures for children and young people in the southeastern African country who are vulnerable or homeless. Mr Thompson was a ‘street kid’ in Malawi, who found shelter along with 65 other children at the STEKA Care Home, ... continue reading.

Scotland boss backs school’s AoS football challenge

January 12th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Football fans at a Glasgow high school were delighted last month as they were joined by a very special guest for their festive ‘Christmas Keepie-Uppie’ competition ... continue reading.


Paisley vocations head says New Year calls for new priests

January 5th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A leading Scottish priest has urged more young Scots to make a New Year’s resolution and sign up for the priesthood – as the number of Scots entering seminary continues to increase... continue reading.


Mass-finder app coming to Motherwell in 2018

December 22nd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

An app that provides details of Mass times and parish locations will come to Motherwell Diocese in 2018 —By RYAN MCDOUGALL ... continue reading.


Catholic pupils may lose free transport entitlement

December 15th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

New proposals by North Lanarkshire Council could see Catholic pupils left without their free school transport entitlement... continue reading.


Don’t fight a vocation, newest priest urges

December 8th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The deacon who will become Scotland’s newest priest this week has encouraged other men to ‘try not to fight’ the vocation in their hearts... continue reading.

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Cathedral concerns over council’s proposed plans

December 1st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A new set of plans proposed by Edinburgh City Council are coming under fire from the community at St Mary’s Cathedral, over fears it will have a ‘devastating’ effect for the cathedral and its parishioners... continue reading.

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Catholic school teachers to join strike actions

November 17th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Teachers in Catholic secondary schools in Scotland are due to take strike action later this month, following ‘growing anger’ over pay and conditions... continue reading.

New icon marks 100 years of Catholic Education in Scotland

November 10th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

As the New Year moves ever closer, Catholic schools and communities across Scotland will be preparing to mark 2018 in a very special way, as they celebrate 100 years of Catholic Education in Scotland... continue reading.

Pilgrims left stranded by EasyJet finally home after three-day wait

November 3rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews & Edinburgh Archdiocese has expressed his thanks to EasyJet, after the budget airline managed to get a group of stranded pilgrims home on Sunday after a week-long delay... continue reading.

Hundreds unite to show solidarity in the face of cancer

October 27th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Hundreds gathered at Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral in Motherwell last week as they made a show of Christian solidarity against cancer... continue reading.

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