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Homeless Jesus to come to Glasgow after priest’s campaign

June 23rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Glasgow priest has convinced the city fathers that a Statue depicting Jesus as a homeless person should be erected in Glasgow later this year. Glasgow Churches Together, the group behind bringing the sculpture of Matthew 25—known as the Homeless Jesus—is now raising £15,000 after the plans were approved by ­Glasgow City Council, The life-size bronze statue of a shrouded Jesus lying on a bench was created by sculptor Timothy P Schmalz and cities across the world have vied to install his artwork on their streets. Now with the sculpture to be installed next to the Church of Scotland’s St George’s Tron, ... continue reading.

Vatican II reforms contributed to child abuse mistakes, priest says

June 16th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A senior priest has told the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry that the reforms of the Second Vatican Council ­contributed to rare but ‘horrible ­mistakes’ that the Church made in dealing with clergy accused of ­abusing children.... continue reading.


‘Radical rethink’ needed on tackling bigotry, Church says

June 16th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Call for society to acknowledge problem of anti-Catholicism ... continue reading.


SCIAF director slams ‘irresponsible’ Trump

June 9th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SCIAF director Alistair Dutton has said Donald Trump was ‘irresponsible and extremely short sighted’ to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate change agreement.... continue reading.


Teach young people the ‘undiluted truth’ of the Gospel, bishop urges

June 9th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Speaking at the annual Aid to the Church in Need youth rally, Bishop Keenan said we should not ‘sugar-coat’ our Faith... continue reading.


Bishop slams culture of death as abortion of disabled rises

June 2nd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Robson says we are ‘duty bound’ to speak out in defence of the unborn ... continue reading.


Scots ecumenical meeting with Pope

June 2nd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Amanda Connelly and Ian Dunn ... continue reading.

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Church apology as abuse inquiry begins

May 31st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Catholic Church and Church of Scotland have offered apologies for the abuse of children in care at the first hearing of the national child abuse inquiry in Edinburgh today. ... continue reading.

Sectarianism in Scotland is ‘on its deathbed,’ says historian Tom Devine

May 26th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Sectarianism in Scotland is ‘on its deathbed’ and the future of Catholic schools is more secure now than ever before, according to leading historian Sir Tom Devine.... continue reading.

Prayers for Manchester and Barra

May 25th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Vigils unite communities after suicide bomber kills dozens at pop concert - By Ian Dunn and Amanda Connelly... continue reading.

Pope prays for Manchester

May 23rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has extended his prayers and condolences to those affected by the bombing in the Manchester Arena last night, while condemning the ‘barbaric attack’.... continue reading.

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