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Church network which seeks to harness parent power is relaunched amid battle for voting rights

August 23rd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Church is appealing for parents to join a new network that will aim to give families a greater voice and safeguard the future of Catholic education. The Scottish Catholic Education Service (SCES) will host a national gathering on September 21 as it seeks to bolster the voice of Catholic parents in Scottish education. The launch comes amid a crucial battle over the future of Catholic schools. This week, after the SCO went to press, Edinburgh City Council voted on whether or not to follow Perth and Kinross in stripping the Catholic Church of voting rights on education committees. Government consultations Barbara Coupar, director ... continue reading.

Arbroath parish raises four figure sum for charities and church repairs on annual walk

August 23rd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Parishioners in Arbroath have raised £1,000 and counting for refugees and other charities last week by walking, running and cycling from St Anne's Church, Carnoustie, to St Thomas' Church, Arbroath. — By Colette Cooper... continue reading.

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New headteachers put Faith first as autumn term begins

August 19th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two of Scotland’s newest Catholic headteachers have paid tribute to their predecessors and highlighted the role Faith will play in guiding their new schools.... continue reading.


Cambuslang parish hopes to add shower facilities to free provisions for the needy

August 16th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In May, St Bride’s Church introduced a laundry facility for people of all faiths and none who are struggling toContinue Reading... continue reading.


Catholic groups welcome court decision to prevent forced evictions of refugees

August 16th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholic campaigners have welcomed a move by Glasgow Sheriff Court that halted a series of evictions of asylum seekers.... continue reading.


Scots organist wins Young Theatre Organist of the year award

August 9th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A young Motherwell Diocese organist has proved his musical prowess by winning a prestigious international music accolade.... continue reading.

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Sacred symbol of Faith stolen from remote isle in Highlands

August 2nd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A bell 'of great significance' to Catholics in Argyll and the Isles Diocese has been stolen from an ancient Christian burial ground on a Highland island.... continue reading.

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Highland inspiration for Rutherglen teacher as first novel goes to press

July 26th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Catholic high school teacher has drawn on his experiences teaching in the Highlands to secure a book deal for his debut novel.... continue reading.

New hymns written ahead of St Thérèse’s relics arriving in Scotland

July 19th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

When the relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux arrive in Scotland next month they will be welcomed with prayer and song, as two new hymns have been composed for the occasion.... continue reading.

‘God is not limited by size’ says the owner of the world’s tiniest chapel

July 19th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

‘God is not limited by size and can be found in a tiny flower or the whole universe,’ the owner of what may be the world’s smallest chapel has said.... continue reading.

Catholic Gaelic society hold inaugural Mass

July 19th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Catholic Gaelic society has been created in Scotland for the first time in order to promote the usage of the language in the Church.... continue reading.

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