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Plans to reserve Catholic school places for Baptised children given support

October 17th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Falkirk council consultation into plans to reserve school places for Baptised children at Catholic schools has found 63 percent of people are in favour of the move. The council said that demand for places at denominational schools are ‘at a level that can no longer be met,’ despite the opening of St Bernadette’s Primary, Stenhousemuir, in 2012. The council, which is legally required to offer Catholic education, now plans to reserve places at its Catholic schools for children with a Baptismal certificate, with non-Catholic pupils having to submit a placing request for denominational schools in their catchment area. The consultation took ... continue reading.

‘God only knows’ if Christians will survive in the Middle East

October 17th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Lebanese bishop gives Scots harrowing account of ongoing religious persecution... continue reading.


Love is the answer to marriage crisis

October 10th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow tells extraordinary synod of need to heal and support couples and the family in Scotland and beyond... continue reading.


Arts festival aims to help feed world’s hungry children

October 7th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Events are to be held around Glasgow this October to raise money for Mary’s Meals.... continue reading.


Archbishop Cushley seeks fair resolution after cancelled event

October 3rd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews and Edinburgh has offered to provide a ‘fair resolution’ after a Catholic theologian was prevented from giving a lecture in his diocese following intervention from the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF).... continue reading.

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Lebanese archbishop to visit Scotland calling for solidarity

September 30th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Aid to the Church in Need calls on people to stand in solidarity with Middle East faithful, reports: Michael J Robinson for the charity ... continue reading.


English Bishop resigns

September 29th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Kieran Conry of Arundel and Brighton announced his resignation in a letter to parishioners, which preceded separate accusations about an affair with a married woman... continue reading.

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Bishops help order mark its 25th year

September 26th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St Andrew’s Cathedral in Glasgow was the scene of rejoicing as Bishop Joseph Toal of Motherwell helped the Scottish Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre mark its 25th anniversary.... continue reading.

Church pays tribute to First Minister

September 26th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland’s bishops call for active Catholic participation post referendum... continue reading.

Foodbank unites Glasgow in spirit of reconciliation and giving

September 25th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A father and son team who spurred generous Glaswegians into giving hundreds of bags of food to the needy last week are to host a charity gathering in George Square this weekend.... continue reading.

Bishop Robson makes new appointments for Dunkeld Diocese

September 24th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two new vicars general have been appointed, vicars episcopal named to conduct pastoral work, and orders and foreign priests come into the diocese... continue reading.

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