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St Aloysius service for teacher who died in sledging accident

January 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Hundreds of people gathered in St Aloysius Church in Glasgow yesterday for the funeral of teacher Maryam Najafian (above) who died in a sledging accident. The 25-year-old Lanark Primary teacher from East Kilbride had been sledging in Kelvingrove Park on January 18 when she suffered head injuries following a crash and later died in Southern General Hospital. Fr Tim Curtis, parish priest at St Aloysius, led the service alongside Fr Brian Lamb, parish priest at St Joseph’s in Blantyre, and Imam Sobhani. Temporary additional seating was needed at the church for the service which was attended by friends and family, including Miss ... continue reading.

Italian archbishop to speak in Glasgow

January 17th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

An Italian Archbishop who heads up the Pontifical Council for New Evangelisation will come to Glasgow next month as Scotland celebrates Catholic Education Week.... continue reading.


Christian complaints over parking charge plan

January 14th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Edinburgh Christians of all denominations are uniting against a new council moving to scrap free Sunday parking. ... continue reading.


Hundreds mourn for crash victims

January 9th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Hundreds of people have attended funeral services for people killed in the Glasgow bin lorry crash on December 22.... continue reading.


Pledges of support for the Gorsilaure Project

January 9th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A charity that has helped hundreds of orphans in the Democratic Republic of Congo is to continue receiving funds despite its closure after generous Catholics vowed to continue funding the project.... continue reading.


St Mungo Festival celebrates Glasgow’s medieval religious roots and civic society today

January 6th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Glasgow residents and visitors have the chance to enjoy ten days of events celebrating St Mungo, the city’s patron saint, beginning on Thursday.... continue reading.

Bishop Emeritus Moran challenges parishioners to help the poor

January 6th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In a letter read out at each Mass of the Epiphany, the former Bishop of Aberdeen said that in Jesus we should see every poor, vulnerable and powerless person.... continue reading.

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Archbishop at accident funeral: ‘What happened was random, cruel and meaningless’

January 3rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow, president of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland, preached the following homily at the funeral Mass of bin lorry crash casualties Jack and Lorraine Sweeney and of Erin McQuade at St Patrick's, Dumbarton this morning:... continue reading.

Archbishop Tartaglia’s ‘sorrow’ at bin lorry remembrance Mass

December 25th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

During a moving Mass of remembrance at St Andrew's Cathedral yesterday, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow expressed his sorrow at the terrible tragedy which has scarred Christmas 2014.... continue reading.

Bid for Canonisation of Margaret Sinclair steps up a gear

December 25th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews and Edinburgh has re-launched a bid to have Margaret Sinclair declared a saint.... continue reading.

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  • A packed St Aloysius Church in Glasgow was the venue for a musical Celtic Mass as part of the Celtic Connections Festival.
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