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New Paisley bishop chooses parish over bishop’s house

April 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop John Keenan of Paisley said he wanted to ‘be close to the people of our times.’ In an interview with the Herald newspaper, Bishop Keenan echoed Pope Francis’ concerns that the poor have been ‘abandoned by society and the Church,’ and said he wanted to reflect ‘a Church out on the street, not one that’s comfortable in the chapel.’ “I've just come from living in a university chaplaincy with a dozen students so I’ve been living surrounded with the buzz of life and fun,” Bishop Keenan said. “When I was thinking about becoming a bishop I was keen to take ... continue reading.

What’s On

April 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A weekly guide to upcoming events in the Catholic community: April 18-25... continue reading.

Pope waves as he arrives to celebrate Mass at Basilica of St. Augustine in Rome

Pope Francis biography launched in Scotland tonight

April 16th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A highly awaited analysis of Pope Francis' early life and thoughts is to be unveiled today by a leading theologian at St Andrews University.... continue reading.


First World War film tribute by St Andrew’s pupils takes top prize in Royal British Legion competition

April 11th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A moving film paying tribute to those who fought in the First World War has won pupils from St Andrews Primary, Dumfries a trip to London.... continue reading.


Sectarian Scotland

April 11th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

— Attitudes today revealed in largest investigation into Catholics’ experiences... continue reading.


What’s on

April 11th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Some of the Catholic events taking place in Scotland in the coming week: Holy Week April 12-18... continue reading.


Tributes to the late Margo MacDonald MSP

April 4th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The independent MSP for Lothian region has died at the age of 70.... continue reading.

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Vatican expert heads to St Andrews and Edinburgh Archdiocese at Pope’s request

April 4th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Leo Cushley informs priests, hopes for 'eventual reconciliation' and welcomes Maltese Auxiliary Bishop Charles Scicluna, who visits to look into allegations of misconduct and abuse... continue reading.

Family is key to ending poverty, Vatican tells UN

April 4th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Vatican has told the United Nations that the family is the key to eradicating poverty.... continue reading.

Parents threaten boycott of new school

April 4th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Parents have threatened not to send their children to a new joint Catholic secondary school planned at Ravenscraig as North Lanarkshire Council’s hopes for the school face increasing opposition.... continue reading.

Finding pride amongst tragedy

April 4th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Tartaglia praises actions of Glaswegians in dealing with the Clutha Bar disaster... continue reading.

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