This weeks local news


Fond farewell to Little Sisters of the Poor

July 31st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Stephen Robson celebrated the Mass at the cathedral after celebrating Mass for the sisters in the chapel of the Wellburn Convent last Sunday. Last October it was announced that the Little Sisters would be leaving Dunkeld Diocese due to a lack of new nuns and would be unable to continue their mission at the Wellburn Care Home. In March, Bishop Robson announced that the diocese would take over the running of the home, saving it from closure. “The decision to leave Wellburn after 152 Years, as you may imagine, was a very painful one for us, but with the decline ... continue reading.

St Gregory’s re-opened by Bishop Gilbert

July 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen was the principle celebrant at a Mass on July 14 to mark the re-opening of St Gregory’s, Preshome, after protracted refurbishment works. ... continue reading.

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Pro-life campaigners want police probe into Fringe euthanasia show

July 23rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Right-to-die activist Dr Philip Nitschke’s Edinburgh ‘performances’ are a hands-on demonstration of a device that allows people to kill themselves with a mix of gases... continue reading.


Figures deal blow to St Joseph’s campaign

July 17th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

New figures show that the vast majority of pupils at a closure-threatened Catholic primary school do not go on to attend a Catholic secondary. ... continue reading.

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Catholic schools in West Lothian set to benefit from council funding

July 14th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St Anthony’s Primary School in Armadale and St Nicholas Primary School in Broxburn to receive new classrooms and hall extensions as part of £4.7 million funding.... continue reading.


Sir Tom Devine leads Catholic charge against welfare reform

July 10th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish Catholic academic joins the Union of Catholic Mothers in backing think tank Ekklesia’s letter to the Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith calling for changes to government benefit cuts ahead of budget ... continue reading.


Parishioners flock to Keith for St John Ogilvie

July 10th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The tiny Moray town of Keith was the gathering point for Scotland’s Catholics last weekend for the national pilgrimage to mark the 400th anniversary of the martyrdom of St John Ogilvie at his birthplace.... continue reading.

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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.

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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