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Church support for Buckley family

April 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Ms Buckley (above) went missing in the early hours of the morning on Sunday April 12 and remains found by police at a Milngavie farm to the north of Glasgow a few days later were formally identified as belonging to Ms Buckley. At Mass last Sunday at St Andrew’s Cathedral, Archbishop Tartaglia (far right) said he had met with Ms Buckley’s parents and her brother Kiernan the day before and ‘they asked me for one thing—prayers.’ “They were insistent about that,” he said. “Prayers for them, prayers for Karen. And that is what I am asking today of you and all ... continue reading.

High praise for New Movement conference

April 10th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A leading Canon lawyer and Vatican official will speak this June at a two-day conference in Glasgow that will bringContinue Reading... continue reading.


Catholics, make a place for Mary

April 3rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia makes it personal in the last Bishops’ Lenten Catechesis in Paisley on Palm Sunday... continue reading.


Archbishop Cushley on Easter Triduum

April 2nd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

As the Easter Triduum begins this evening with the Mass of the Lord's Supper, Archbishop Leo Cushley reflects upon these three days that changed the path of human history forever.... continue reading.

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Police appeal for witnesses after major theft from St Mary’s Cathedral

April 1st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Thieves steal safe from Edinburgh’s Catholic cathedral... continue reading.


St Patrick’s parish celebrates 150 years in the town of Kilsyth

March 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The parish of St Patrick’s in Kilsyth came together on the feast day of their patron saint to celebrate 150 years in the small Lanarkshire town.... continue reading.

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Second Nigerian bishop dies this year

March 23rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Malachy John Goltok of Bauchi, Nigeria, died in the early hours of Saturday morning at Our Lady of Apostle's Hospital, Jos, after a brief illness. ... continue reading.

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Pope accepts Cardinal O’Brien’s resignation, retirement from public life

March 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Confirmation from Church this afternoon that the former Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh will continue to lead the 'simple' and 'quiet' life he has adopted—following an admission in 2013 of inappropriate behaviour and his official resignation—but retains his red hat... continue reading.

Eclipse: When we lose sight of Christ

March 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Paisley Bishops’ Lenten Catechesis with Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury... continue reading.

Play on Scotland’s martyr, coming to Dundee, to be published

March 19th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The play on St John Ogilvie touring Scotland that everyone is talking about is coming to Dundee, and is being published by Dunkeld Diocese... continue reading.

North Lanarkshire priest suspended from parish ministry

March 18th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Richard Rodgers, parish priest of St Mary’s, Cleland, North Lanarkshire, has been suspended following an allegation of historic sexual abuse made to his diocese.... continue reading.

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