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Archbishop calls on government to act as prison population soars

December 6th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Leo Cushley made the plea to ‘ensure fair and humane treatment of prisoners’ after a report from Holyrood’s Justice Committee to the Scottish Government said the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) is under substantial pressure which is not sustainable. Archbishop Cushley said: “Our prisons, and the way we treat our prisoners, tell us a lot about the social mores of our society. “There has recently been a dramatic increase in the amount of time people spend in jail. The numbers of prisoners released on Home Detention Curfews (HDC) has also declined dramatically, meaning a further increase in the prison population. “The length ... continue reading.
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Food for thought at St Margaret Mary’s Prayer Breakfast

December 6th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pupils, staff and guests were educated on the Turin Shroud during a community prayer breakfast which took place at a Glasgow secondary school during Catholic Education Week. ... continue reading.


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Catholic schools at forefront of supporting troubled pupils

November 29th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Three Catholic primary schools have been recognised with awards for fostering a positive environment for children who have experienced adversity.... continue reading.


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Catholic school pupils and staff eat only porridge for 5 days

November 29th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

PUPILS from a Catholic high school who went hungry for five days last week have managed to raise enough money to feed over 180 children for one year in Africa. By Colette Cooper... continue reading.


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Teacher receives well-deserved medal for service to the Church

November 29th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A retired Catholic headteacher who continues to assist in a Wishaw primary school through Missio Scotland and the Pope Francis Faith Award has been rewarded for services to the Church. By Colette Cooper... continue reading.


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Community rallies round to help vandalism-hit Catholic primary school

November 22nd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A community has responded to bonfire night vandalism at a Catholic Primary School in Johnstone by raising over a thousand pounds to repair the damage.... continue reading.


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Catholic primary school rallies to help brave boy, 4, fight cancer

November 22nd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The father of a young boy who attends a Catholic nursery in the Archdiocese of St Andrew's & Edinburgh is appealing for donations to help his son fight leukaemia.... continue reading.


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Health professionals gather at SPUC conference to learn about pro-life issues

November 15th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A SPUC conference on The Hippocratic Ethic and Conscientious Objection took place on Saturday October 26 in Glasgow — by Colette Cooper... continue reading.


Mossend man’s plan to stick to the real meaning of Christmas

November 15th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Mossend parishioner is calling on Catholics to ‘keep Christ in Christmas’ this advent as he prepares to distribute Christmas-themed stickers for postage.... continue reading.


Motherwell Knights of St Columba mark their centenary with Gala ball

November 8th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Knights of Saint Columba in Province 16, Motherwell, held a Gala Ball in the Columba Club, Moodiesburn on Friday November 1, to celebrate the centenary of the founding of their Order — by Colette Cooper... continue reading.


Aid to the Church in Need bring news from the frontline to Glasgow meeting

November 8th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

An international organisation highlighted the plight of persecuted Christians around the world at an annual Glasgow event.... continue reading.



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