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Lebanese archbishop to visit Scotland calling for solidarity

September 30th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE plight of vast numbers of people fleeing persecution in the Middle East and what should be done to help them will be the core questions addressed at an event in Scotland led by an archbishop from Lebanon. Aid to the Church in Need, the Catholic charity for persecuted and other suffering Christians, will welcome Archbishop Elias Nassar (above) to Motherwell Diocese on Thursday October 9. The Maronite-rite Catholic bishop of Saida, Lebanon, will give his account of what is being done to help refugees flooding in at record levels from war-torn Syria and Iraq Amid growing concerns about the survival of ... 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.


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.

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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.

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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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Post-referendum: Scotland’s bishops call for Christian message to be upheld

September 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

After the 55 to 45 per cent no vote in yesterday’s independence referendum, Scotland’s bishops this morning urge the Catholic community to continue to engage in public debate and decision-making.... continue reading.

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Paisley bishop in vocations awareness drive among young Catholics

September 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop John Keenan spoke to schoolchildren from across Paisley Diocese this week as part of a vocations awareness drive that reached out to the future of the Church.... continue reading.

What’s on

September 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A weekly guide to upcoming Church-related events. ***Due to a production error the days of the events in this week's column are correct but the dates were wrong in print. Here is the corrected column.... continue reading.

Bishop Toal leads priests on pilgrimage to Scalan

September 12th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Priests from across Scotland came to an historic seminary last week for a gathering intended to strengthen their bonds and improve their knowledge of the Church’s history.... continue reading.

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  • Archbishop Leo Cushley celebrates the Red Mass for the legal profession at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh.
  • Reconciliation service in Edinburgh follows post-referendum violence in Glasgow’s George Square.
  • UK’s Christian leaders speak out against Trident.
  • Senior secondary school pupils sign up in great numbers for Caritas Award programme.
  • Scottish authors launch book Reclaiming the Piazza: Catholic Education as a Cultural Project in Rome.

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