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Silent protest planned as Orange walk set to pass Glasgow church of attacked priest

February 15th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Orange Order parade is scheduled for Glasgow’s East End this Saturday and will be the first to go past St Alphonsus’ Church since Canon Tom White was spat on last July as a parade passed by. Last month, Bradley Wallace, 24, was convicted at Glasgow Sheriff Court of assaulting Canon White. Since the attack took place last July, several marches set to pass the church have been ordered to be re-routed on police advice about potential protests. However, no objection was made to the march by Orange and Purple District 37 this Saturday February 16, prompting campaigners and parishioners to organise ... continue reading.

Catholic parents protest as ‘unfair’ ballot denies children places at oversubscribed school

February 8th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

PARENTS are pressing Renfrewshire Council for answers as to why their children have been unable to secure a place in a local Catholic secondary school. ... continue reading.


Scottish charity wins battle to bring Gambian boy to the UK for treatment

February 1st, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

An African boy living with a treatable form of deafness has had his UK medical visa approved thanks to the efforts of a charity in Motherwell Diocese. ... continue reading.


Can you help SPRED the word?

February 1st, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A charity which brings the Faith to those with additional support needs is seeking volunteer catechists with a ‘warm heart’ as they plan to create new groups in Scottish parishes.... continue reading.


Craig Lodge and Mary’s Meals team-up to feed the ‘hunger for God’ among Scotland’s youth

January 25th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The charity Mary’s Meals is to team-up with the Catholic house of prayer where its work began in order to feed the ‘hunger for God’ among ­Scotland’s young people.... continue reading.


New catechesis initiative launched to bring people back to the Faith

January 18th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A day for catechists in Dundee on January 12 ended with great hope for the establishment of missionary disciples in each of Dunkeld Diocese’s 45 parishes.... continue reading.


St Mungo Festival celebrates saint ‘exiled for helping the poor’

January 18th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Christians should fight damaging myths about refugees and migrants, an ecumenical service heard this weekend at an event to mark the feast of St Mungo. ... continue reading.

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Deacon Aitken appointed new Motherwell Diocese chancellor

January 11th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Deacon Jim Aitken has been appointed the new chancellor of Motherwell Diocese.... continue reading.

Fr Hill celebrates 50 years as a priest

January 4th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

“Time flies when you are having fun”—those were the words of a Thornliebank priest as he looked back on 50 years in the priesthood last month.... continue reading.

Student gives public thanks to God as he graduates with distinction

December 27th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A student in Aberdeen gave a public thanks to God’s Divine Mercy as he graduated with a Master of Science degree with distinction.... continue reading.

Hopes that workshop can boost deacon numbers

December 14th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

There are hopes that a series of liturgical music workshops for deacons can lead to a boost in numbers applying for the diaconate.... continue reading.

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  • Catholic school receives national award for nurture
  • Scotland celebrates feast of Our Lady of Lourdes’
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