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School saved after non-Catholics praise Catholic education

February 17th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Aberdeen City Council conducted a consultation surrounding the future of the oversubscribed school and the construction of a new non-denominational school, with a new-build, shared campus on a different site one of the proposed options. However, the consultation found parents opposed to the move, and planners have now recommended the school stay on its current site. “Some people had expressed that whilst they were not Roman Catholic, they had chosen St Peter’s School as they believed the ethos of a Catholic education was holistic and inclusive and something they wished for their children to experience,” the report says. “It was also ... continue reading.

Face of Orkney’s St Magnus revealed ahead of festival

February 10th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A facial reconstruction has been made of Orkney’s St Magnus to help mark the 900th anniversary of his death.... continue reading.


Pupils come to aid of seafarers

February 3rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) made a profitable return visit as it benefited from the generosity of St Bartholomew’s Primary School. ... continue reading.


Protesters spell out backing for threatened Catholic hospice

January 27th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

CROWDS came to Clydebank Town Hall last week to show their support for Scotland’s only Catholic hospice. St Margaret of Scotland Hospice faces an unsure future after new funding rules and the possible introduction of means testing put its charitable status at risk ... continue reading.


12-year-old boy charged after alleged attack at Catholic church

January 20th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Police have charged a 12-year-old boy in connection with threatening and abusive behaviour at a church in Fife. ... continue reading.


Glasgow disability charity calls for volunteers to help spread friendship

January 20th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE new director of SPRED Glasgow, which works with people who have learning disabilities, is launching a push to bring in volunteers and take the group into every part of the archdiocese.... continue reading.

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First Minister praises Catholic schools

January 20th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

First Minster Nicola Sturgeon praised Catholic schools during a meeting with Archbishop Philip Tartaglia and other faith leaders on Friday January 13.... continue reading.

The Glasgow homeless club answering Pope’s call

January 13th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholic charities in Scotland are responding to Pope Francis’ call for the faithful to pray for those who are homeless this winter as Scotland faces a weekend of freezing temperatures. ... continue reading.

Funding change puts future of Catholic hospice at risk

January 13th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St Margaret of Scotland Hospice asks for help in fight for survival... continue reading.

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