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300th anniversary of first seminary on to be marked with open-air Mass

July 31st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The 300th anniversary of the formation of the first seminary on British soil will be celebrated in the beautiful surroundings of Loch Morar (above) next week. Parishioners from dioceses across Scotland will travel to the Scottish Highlands to join Argyll and the Isles Diocese for the celebration of an open-air Mass. The Eilean Ban seminary was opened in 1714, but faced a difficult existence during a period in Scottish history were Catholics were persecuted under the Penal Laws. After just two years, the seminary was destroyed following the Jacobite Rising. The seminary would re-open almost two decades later to train Highland, ... continue reading.

Getting into the spirit of the games

July 25th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Tartaglia welcomes Glasgow 2014 athletes and visitors after Church-run conference ... continue reading.


Joining forces to help Nigeria’s poor

July 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A NIGERIAN priest has joined forces with his Scottish parishioners to help young people back in his homeland escape poverty.... continue reading.


Pope sends blessings and prayers to athletes and theologians

July 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

POPE Francis has sent his blessings and prayers to athletes and theologians gathering at a conference in Glasgow on the eve of the Commonwealth Games.... continue reading.


Australian school choir visits Scotland as part of Celtic tour

July 11th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The St Michael’s Grammar School Choir performed at St Andrew’s and Giles cathedrals to grateful music lovers.... continue reading.


Celebrating the gift of the Faith at Scalan

July 11th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

More than 100 people journeyed into the Cairngorms National Park last Sunday for an annual Mass at an historic hidden seminary that kept the Catholic faith alive during a period of state oppression.... continue reading.


Colourful Mass celebrates multiculturalism and charitable efforts

July 4th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The colourful and diverse nature of the Scottish Church was celebrated in Maryhill recently as parishioners of the Immaculate Conception Parish gathered for a multi-cultural Mass that celebrated months of charitable fundraising efforts.... continue reading.

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June 27th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Motherwell’s new bishop spoke out on the need to protect religious freedom, traditional marriage and life, and for Christian unity, in his first homily as bishop of the diocese.... continue reading.

Corpus Christi procession was a celebration of Faith

June 27th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Helen Border With additional reporting from Daniel Harkins... continue reading.

Scotland’s bishops choose new rector to reopen seminary in Spain

June 24th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Bishops of Scotland plan to reopen the Royal College College in Salamanca (above) as a working seminary. ... continue reading.

Special needs children celebrate right to religious education success

June 20th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Recently Confirmed Lanarkshire children with special needs are celebrating after winning the right to the same entitlement to receive Catholic religious education as their mainstream peers. ... continue reading.

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