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Catholic teacher training coming to Edinburgh, Strathclyde

June 24th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Glasgow University, which remains the sole provider for Catholic teacher training in Scotland, will provide staff and materials to allow the certificates to be taught on different campuses thanks to new funding from the Scottish Government. Dr Leonardo Franchi, head of the St Andrew’s Foundation at the Glasgow University, said it was a ‘welcome development’ and they ‘look forward to working with Strathclyde and Edinburgh University (right) on this.’ Michael McGrath, director of the Scottish Catholic Education Service, said it was a way of helping those who wished to become a Catholic teacher but were unable to attend Glasgow University. “Well it’s ... continue reading.

First priest for Aberdeen in five years

June 17th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

There was a joyful mood in St Mary’s Cathedral in Aberdeen on Monday night for the first ordination of a priest in the diocese for five years. ... continue reading.

Corpus Christi Procession, Croy, with Bishop John Keenan, PP Fr Joe Sullivan and PP at St Patrick’s Kilsyth Fr Daniel Doherty.Rosary Procession with the Blessed Sacrament through the streets of CroyPhoto by and copy right of Paul Mc Sherry 07770 393960 Sunday 29th May 2016.

Very public witness of Faith on the Feast of Corpus Christi in Scotland

June 3rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland’s Catholics proudly professed their Faith last Sunday as Corpus Christi Processions took place in Glasgow, Croy and at Carfin Lourdes Grotto in Motherwell Diocese.... continue reading.

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Scalan 300th anniversary celebrations begin

June 2nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Mass and association AGM ahead of the annual Mass on the first Sunday in July in the once ‘illegal’ seminary... continue reading.


Kerala community shows mercy by donating blood

May 27th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE Kerala Catholic Community at Holy Family Church, Aberdeen, are setting an example for the Year of Mercy by partnering with NHS staff in a blood donor drive.... continue reading.


St Andrew’s Cathedral to host concert for refugees

May 24th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St Andrew’s Cathedral in Glasgow is to host a classical music concert next week in support of refugees.... continue reading.

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June pilgrimage for St Margaret, who sought social justice through mercy

May 20th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

‘St Margaret of Scotland’ made an appearance at a 12th century Edinburgh church last week to publicise the second annual pilgrimage in honour of the Scottish queen and saint.... continue reading.

March for Life moves Scots but not the RCM

May 20th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pro-life event a success even as controversy over time limits on abortion rages on, midwife Mary Doogan says... continue reading.

Chaplaincy opens for UWS, Paisley youth

May 20th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A new Catholic chaplaincy for the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) and the youth of Paisley Diocese was opened on Sunday.... continue reading.

Relics of St Anthony of St Padua to come to Paisley

May 17th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St Mirin’s Cathedral will host the relics of the 13th century saint, who called God the 'Father of Mercy,' in the Year of Mercy on June 19... continue reading.

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