This weeks local news


Prayers urged after George Square tragedy

December 22nd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A number of people are believed to have been killed and injured after a bin lorry crashed into a group of pedestrians in George Square in Glasgow city centre. Archbishop Tartaglia described the incident as heart breaking ‘tragedy’ and urged all to please pray for all involved. "My heart breaks for all those involved in this tragedy as they go about their business just a few days before Christmas," he said. "I ask any person of faith to pray now for those who have died and their relatives and those who have been injured." Police described the crash, outside Queen Street station ... continue reading.

Former First Minister’s generosity helps raise funds for orphanage

December 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Alex Salmond has auctioned gifts received during his time as First Minster to raise money for a Kenyan orphanage set up by a young Catholic from South Uist.... continue reading.


Final bell for Milngavie primary?

December 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish Government’s backing of council closure of St Joseph’s is a ‘hammer blow’... continue reading.

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Christmas cards are a great opportunity to keep ‘Christ in Christmas’

December 16th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Leo Cushley sees the real value in keeping the tradition of sending Christmas greetings alive as postal deadlines near.... continue reading.

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Midwives’ ruling due on Wednesday

December 15th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the conscientious objection to abortion case of the two Glasgow Catholic midwives on Wednesday, after the SCO goes to press this week. ... continue reading.


Ebola epidemic may trigger a social and economic crisis

December 12th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A priest returning from Scotland to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone has said that the need for aid will continue for several years after the worst effects of the disease have been dealt with, Hugh Dougherty reports... continue reading.


Urgent appeal: Help Scotland’s poor

December 12th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Tartaglia of Glasgow, welfare group call on UK Government to end austerity now... continue reading.

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14-year-old charged in connection with fire at St Paul’s Church

December 5th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Edinburgh church was set-alight on Sunday evening following its closure in October... continue reading.

Year of Consecrated Life officially begins

December 5th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Joseph Toal of Motherwell opened the Year of Consecrated Life in the diocese with a Mass in St Bride’s Church, Bothwell, last Saturday ahead of Pope Francis’ call to priests and those in religious life ‘to wake up the world.... continue reading.

Memorial for Clutha victims

December 5th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Tartaglia of Glasgow gives homily at memorial service one year on... continue reading.

Edinburgh church blaze is suspicious, Police Scotland says

December 1st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St Paul’s, which was closed in October, was set alight last night with firefighters still at the scene on this morning... continue reading.

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  • Catholic MP Jim Murphy selected as leader of the Scottish Labour Party.
  • Kevin McKenna on why being pro-life is an uphill struggle in Scotland.
  • Fr Michael Conroy provides a timely insight into vocations and parish closures and how both will impact on parishioners.
  • Bishop Joseph Toal celebrates anniversary dedication Mass at Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral in Motherwell.
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