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Papal nuncio to Ireland offers Jesus as anchor in Scotland’s throwaway culture

March 1st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

“All of us have a desire to return to wholeness, to fullness… a desire to return to God,” Archbishop Charles Brown (above) told Scottish Catholics in Paisley this afternoon when talking about world religions, original sin and the quest for life’s meaning. “Only in God will we find the truth and happiness we are looking for.” Archbishop Brown had been asked by Bishop John Keenan of Paisley to speak on Believing in the uniqueness of mankind in a throwaway culture. The archbishop’s warm New York accent rang out clearly throughout the cathedral as he spoke in front of Bishop Keenan and ... continue reading.
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Scottish Conservative leader backs plans for community led Catholic school

February 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Ruth Davidson to tell party conference that schools should be allowed to opt-out of local authority control, highlighting the case of St Joseph’s in Milngavie... continue reading.


Parents seek to save St Joseph’s by taking school out of local authority control

February 19th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Campaigners hoping to save the Milngavie primary school seek direct funding from the Scottish Government to continue Catholic education in their town via the nation’s first community-led school... continue reading.


Lentfest: St John Ogilvie and more

February 13th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Glasgow Archdiocese’s annual Lentfest celebration is set for a new approach this year as participants imitate the bravery of St John Ogilvie and take the faith into secular venues.... continue reading.


New bishop feels for Pope, clergy and lay Catholics

February 13th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The new Bishop of Galloway intends to make Pope Francis his inspiration as he prepares to be ordained this Saturday.... continue reading.

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Bittersweet golden jubilee national Mass for SCIAF

February 9th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland’s present and retired bishops joined SCIAF staff and volunteers on Sunday for the charity’s 50th anniversary national Mass in the presence of senior Scottish politicians.... continue reading.


Green light for joint-faith school in Newton Mearns

February 6th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

East Renfrewshire to host UK’s first joint-faith school for Catholic and Jewish children, Catholic pupils can go onto St Ninian’s High School (above)... continue reading.

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Majority of St Andrews and Edinburgh parishes face closure

February 5th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Leo Cushley’s letter to deans on parish reduction to 30 has been read to parishioners over last few weeks... continue reading.

Cost of Scottish Catholic Youth Festival reduced after generous donation

February 3rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

New funds mean price for July event has been reduced to £150 per person.... continue reading.

Religious leaders raise concerns on assisted suicide bill with MSPs

January 30th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Religious leaders in Scotland have united to condemn plans to legalise assisted suicide in the country, warning that the proposed changes in the law are ‘dangerous’ and could create a ‘culture of suicide.’... continue reading.

St Aloysius service for teacher who died in sledging accident

January 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Family and friends of Maryam Najafian gathered at the Catholic Church in Glasgow to pay tribute to the teacher who died on January 18... continue reading.

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  •  Archbishop Leo Cushley’s full reflection on Malawi trip with SCIAF.
  • Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen rallies opposition to assisted suicide.
  • Bishop John Keenan of Paisley express Church’s solidarity with the Jewish community.
  • Gerald Warner on being realistic about and alert to the challenges that face our Church’s teaching.
  • Politicians weigh in on parents’ bid to keep Catholic primary education in Milngavie by taking St Joseph’s out of local authority control.


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