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Named Person scheme ‘undermines Christian principles,’ conference hears

March 24th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

More than 500 Christians and non-Christians alike gathered in Edinburgh on Monday to oppose the Scottish Government’s controversial Named Person scheme as opponents claimed it affected ‘core Christian principles.’ At the ‘Named Persons: Doomed… or Just delayed?’ conference, held in Edinburgh’s John McIntyre Conference Centre, a number of experts slated the law, whose enforcement has been postponed after the UK Supreme Court found parts of it to be unlawful. Speakers at the event included leading human rights lawyer Aidan O’Neill QC; Maggie Mellon, an independent social work consultant; Stuart Waiton, a lecturer in sociology and criminology at Abertay University; Sam Webster, solicitor advocate ... continue reading.

Irvine to be served by just one priest from September

March 10th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Ayrshire town of Irvine, population 33,000, is to be served by a single priest managing its two parishes of St John Ogilvie and St Mary’s.... continue reading.


Bumper programme of events for this year’s Lentfest

March 3rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Lentfest, director Stephen Callaghan has come up with a bumper programme events. ... continue reading.


Catholics join forces to fight surge in homelessness

February 24th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A GROUP of Catholics has formed to tackle the scourge of homelessness—and it was inspired by a Facebook post.... continue reading.


Plans to admit boys to only state, Catholic girls’ school

February 24th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SCO finds support for campaign to make Notre Dame High School in Glasgow co-educational... continue reading.


School saved after non-Catholics praise Catholic education

February 17th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St Peter’s Primary School in Aberdeen has been saved from an unpopular move after a consultation found support for the school’s ethos from non-Catholics. ... continue reading.

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Face of Orkney’s St Magnus revealed ahead of festival

February 10th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A facial reconstruction has been made of Orkney’s St Magnus to help mark the 900th anniversary of his death.... continue reading.

Pupils come to aid of seafarers

February 3rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) made a profitable return visit as it benefited from the generosity of St Bartholomew’s Primary School. ... continue reading.

Protesters spell out backing for threatened Catholic hospice

January 27th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

CROWDS came to Clydebank Town Hall last week to show their support for Scotland’s only Catholic hospice. St Margaret of Scotland Hospice faces an unsure future after new funding rules and the possible introduction of means testing put its charitable status at risk ... continue reading.

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