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Professor Sir Tom Devine leads Catholic charge against welfare reform

July 3rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Professor Sir Tom Devine has joined fellow prominent Catholics in calling for change in the UK Government’s welfare reforms. Professor Devine (above) has signed a letter from Ekklesia, a non-profit Christian think tank, and the Centre for Welfare Reform, published today and sent to Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith, a Catholic. The letter criticises the government’s introduction of benefits sanctions and cuts to financial help for those with disabilities, including children. The letter is singed by a number of prominent Catholics including the Scottish historian Professor Devine, the Union of Catholic Mothers, priests, laypeople, academics, journalists ... continue reading.

Pope is united in prayer with victims of terrorist attack

July 3rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father expresses solidarity with those who have suffered after gunman’s rampage in Tunisia... continue reading.


Mark of a priest: Preferring nothing to Christ, says Archbishop Cushley

July 3rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The mark of a priest is ‘preferring nothing to Christ,’ Archbishop Leo Cushley said as he ordained Deacon Tony LappinContinue Reading... continue reading.


Glasgow to get auxiliary bishop

July 2nd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has agreed to appoint an auxiliary bishop for Glasgow Archdiocese.... continue reading.

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St Columbkille’s receives £15,000 from National Churches Trust

July 2nd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The funds will go towards renovating the Motherwell Diocesan church and improving access for those with disabilities... continue reading.

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Glasgow University professor joins new Vatican foundation for Middle East

July 1st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The only route to peace in the Holy Land is through education, Professor Bart McGettrick believes... continue reading.


Our nation is now a ‘mission country’

June 26th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland’s bishops invite priests and nuns from the developing world to help swell ranks... continue reading.

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St Aloysius College takes step towards new £7.5 million sports hall

June 22nd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Construction of the new building next to the Glasgow School of Art will begin in the summer... continue reading.

Family Highland funeral for Charles Kennedy

June 19th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Family, friends and colleagues gathered for the Catholic funeral of the late Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy last Friday at noon.... continue reading.

Aberdeen City Council expected to buy Catholic primary for just over £12 million

June 16th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St Joseph’s school building is currently leased by the council until 2017 from the Society of the Sacred Heart... continue reading.

Assisted suicide comes back before MPs

June 12th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Just weeks after the Scottish Parliament rejected an attempt to legalise assisted suicide, English politicians could vote to force it on Britain.... continue reading.

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  • New Holy House at Carfin Grotto is blessed by Bishop Joseph Toal.
  • Jubilees of Frs Frank O’Rourke and Stephen Baillie, plus Motherwell clergy changes.
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