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SCIAF Ebola Appeal to receive half of Cardinal Winning Ball proceeds

November 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Organisers of the Cardinal Winning Ball have announced that half of the proceeds from this year’s event will go to SCIAF’s Ebola Appeal at the behest of Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow (above). The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund announced this week they are to send £60'000 of aid to Sierra Leone and Liberia.  They had already sent £10,000 to help Holy Spirit Hospital in Makeni, Sierra Leone, a country where more than 1000 people have died from the disease. That money was earmarked for pay for specialised training for hospital staff, surgical gloves and masks and cleaning products such ... continue reading.
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University and bishops mark founder’s 500th anniversary

November 14th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

As Aberdeen University marks the 500th anniversary of the death of its founder, the SCO looks at the life of the ‘outstanding bishop’... continue reading.


What’s on

November 14th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A weekly guide to upcoming Church-related events... continue reading.


Glasgow celebrates 100 years of helping

November 7th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

ARCHBISHOP Philip Tartaglia was on hand recently to join the Helpers of the Holy Souls in celebrating the centenary of their arrival in Glasgow.... continue reading.


Muslim peace prize for Mary’s Meals founder

November 6th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Christian founder of the Scottish-based global school feeding programme is to receive a top Muslim peace award.... continue reading.

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Howson Brother Walfrid project to help St Mary’s Church

November 5th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

An unseen Peter Howson artwork, entitled Brother Walfrid, will be officially unveiled in Glasgow on Friday and sales of prints will help fund the refurbishment of the east end Church where Celtic FC was founded.... continue reading.


Pupil arrested after alleged knife attack

October 30th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

15-year-old boy was taken to hospital after an alleged attack outside a Wishaw school last Tuesday... continue reading.

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Honour for teacher who inspired a generation

October 24th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland’s pre-eminent historian will this week pay tribute to a Glasgow schoolteacher who influenced an entire generation of Catholic scholars and conducted internationally respected research during summer holidays from his teaching work.... continue reading.

Plans to reserve Catholic school places for Baptised children given support

October 17th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A consultation by Falkirk Council finds the majority of respondents are in favour of the move to deal with over-subscription in Catholic schools... 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.

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  • Catholic Education Director Michael McGrath says he will defend those who conscientiously object to teaching about gay marriage.
  • Bishop John Keenan announces that Paisley Diocese will hold synod in 2016.
  • Scotland’s bishops get behind interfaith week.
  • Kevin McKenna on why he hopes Catholic leaders will attend Orange fest.
  • Peter Kearney on the CDF Colloquium at the Vatican on the theme The Complementarity of Man and Woman in Marriage.

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