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Officers cleared of ‘sectarian’ interrogation of former MP’s wife

August 29th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two police officers in Scotland have been cleared of sectarian questioning of Gail Sheridan, wife of former Socialist MSP Tommy Sheridan, but questions remain over their conduct. The detectives said they were right to interrogate Mrs Sheridan (above) on her Catholic Faith because she had chosen not to make an oath to God during court proceedings, however court records reveal she did in fact swear such an oath, according to a national newspaper today. The reasoning the two detectives gave for their rigorous examination of Mrs Sheridan’s religious beliefs was that they were right to interrogate her on her Faith because ... continue reading.

Double your SCIAF support

August 29th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund has won UK Government fund-matching for its Wee Box, Big Change Lenten Appeal next year, the charity’s 50th anniversary year... continue reading.


Paisley bishop predicts Church growth

August 29th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop John Keenan of Paisley has written to every parish ahead of travelling for meetings across the diocese to discuss with parishioners the future of the Church in Paisley.... continue reading.


Iraq appeal to Glasgow, the world

August 22nd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Tartaglia makes appeal to archdiocese, world leaders... continue reading.

Children flee violence in northern Iraq

‘These are our own flesh and blood’

August 15th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Gilbert, Pope Francis make impassioned pleas for help for Christians facing genocide in Iraq. BREAKING NEWS: Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, president of the Bishops's Conference of Scotland, call for prayers for Iraq and the surrounding region at weekend Masses ... continue reading.


Archbishop Tartaglia appeals for prayers for Iraq and peace

August 14th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland joins Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen in following Pope Francis' lead in speaking up for victims of recent violence in the region... continue reading.

Children flee violence in northern Iraq

Holy Father appeals for help for Iraqi Christians in letter to Archbishop of Glasgow

August 12th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain writes to Archbishop Philip Tartaglia to ask for support for Pope Francis’ appeal for help in assisting persecuted Christians fleeing for their lives in the conflict-hit Middle Eastern country... continue reading.

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Meet a reformed gangster on his journey of Faith

August 12th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A London ex-gangster who converted to Catholicism and went on to meet St John Paul II is set to share his story at parishes in Paisley and Glasgow.... continue reading.

Lest we forget

August 8th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Church and state commemorate the centenary of Britain’s entry into the First World War at services in Glasgow, Paisley, throughout Scotland and the UK... continue reading.

Coatbridge says goodbye to De La Salle Order

August 1st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The parish of St Augustine’s in Coatbridge joined with the Bishop of Motherwell last Saturday to say a fond farewell to the De La Salle Order who have served the community for 40 years.... continue reading.

Glasgow 2014 coming of age for teen who met Pope

August 1st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Erraid Davies—who, at 13 years old, is the youngest ever competitor to win a Commonwealth Games medal—was lifted into the Popemobile at the Vatican while in a wheelchair in 2006... continue reading.

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  • Bishop Toal leads 50th celebrations for St Bride’s, East Kilbride, after both sad and good news.
  • Rector of Pontifical Scots College in Rome officially named a monsignor in ceremony in his home Archdiocese of Glasgow.
  • Christine Glen brings readers some of Edinburgh Fringe Festival highlights.
  • Margaret Sinclair pilgrimage will take place on Sunday at 2pm at St Patrick’s Church, Cowgate, Edinburgh with Archbishop Cushley.
  • The Queenship of Mary and Polish pilgrimages to Carfin.

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