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Pilgrim, 83, in 60-mile charity trek

September 16th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

CALUM MacFarlane-Barrow might be 83, but he is refusing to slow down. The keen hillwalker is combining his love of pilgrimage and the outdoors with a trek along one of Scotland’s most scenic routes. He is due to set off tomorrow on a 60-mile journey from Dalmally, Argyll, to the Isle of Iona, via the village of Taynuilt and Oban. Mr MacFarlane-Barrow is aiming to raise money for charity and boost the profile of the route. He is also looking at the trip as a pilgrimage, part of the Holy Year of Mercy announced by Pope Francis this year. His journey will begin at ... continue reading.

Prayers urged for Vocations week

September 12th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish Catholics have been urged to pray for more vocations in Scotland as the annual Vocations Awareness Week begins. BishopContinue Reading... continue reading.


Paisley parish rejects poverty label

September 9th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Keenan surprised at results of deprivation report... continue reading.


Paisley Diocese to start reaping the benefits of its innovative synod

September 9th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Parishioners across Paisley Diocese are to get an update this weekend on an innovative diocesan synod from earlier this year.... continue reading.


Clergy changes for St Andrews and Edinburgh

September 6th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Cushley (above) pays tribute to retiring priests. ... continue reading.


Community in mourning for tragic footballer Kieran, 13

September 2nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Funeral today at St Edwards’ Church Airdire.... continue reading.


Motherwell diocese to amalgamate parishes

August 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Joseph Toal of Motherwell has announced new plans for pastoral provision given the challenges the diocese faces, including the merger of parishes.... continue reading.

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Catholic test for popular East Renfrewshire schools

August 24th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

New proposals suggest that parents will have to provide a baptismal certificate if Catholic primary or secondary schools are over-subscribed with pupils.... continue reading.

SCIAF chief gives his all for a new cycling adventure

August 5th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SCIAF’s director is preparing to take to the road to bring the charity’s message to people across Scotland and help those in need in some of the poorest countries in the world.... continue reading.

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