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‘God only knows’ if Christians will survive in the Middle East

October 17th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Lebanese bishop has told Scottish Catholics that ‘God only knows’ if there will be any Christians living in the Middle East in 20 years time such is the persecution they are facing. Maronite Archbishop Elias Nassar of Saida in Lebanon was speaking at an Aid to the Church in Need event at Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral in Motherwell last Thursday when he said it had become all too ‘convenient for Europe to ignore and forget about Christian persecution in my region.’ During Mass at the cathedral, Bishop Joseph Toal of Motherwell used his homily to urge those present ... continue reading.

Mary’s Meals extends feeding programme into Zambia

October 17th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Mary’s Meals has rolled out its school feeding programme to Zambia, one of the world’s poorest countries.... continue reading.


Love is the answer to marriage crisis

October 10th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow tells extraordinary synod of need to heal and support couples and the family in Scotland and beyond... continue reading.


Pope accepts Bishop Conry’s resignation

October 10th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the Bishop of Arundel and Brighton.... continue reading.


Scottish pilgrims join the multitudes for Beatification of Bishop Álvaro del Portillo

October 3rd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Tens of thousands of pilgrims, including some from Scotland, gathered in Madrid last Saturday for the Beatification of a Spanish bishop who was an important early leader of Opus Dei.... continue reading.

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Lebanese archbishop to visit Scotland calling for solidarity

September 30th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Aid to the Church in Need calls on people to stand in solidarity with Middle East faithful, reports: Michael J Robinson for the charity ... continue reading.


Bishops help order mark its 25th year

September 26th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St Andrew’s Cathedral in Glasgow was the scene of rejoicing as Bishop Joseph Toal of Motherwell helped the Scottish Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre mark its 25th anniversary.... continue reading.

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Post-referendum: Scotland’s bishops call for Christian message to be upheld

September 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

After the 55 to 45 per cent no vote in yesterday’s independence referendum, Scotland’s bishops this morning urge the Catholic community to continue to engage in public debate and decision-making.... continue reading.

Paisley bishop in vocations awareness drive among young Catholics

September 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop John Keenan spoke to schoolchildren from across Paisley Diocese this week as part of a vocations awareness drive that reached out to the future of the Church.... continue reading.

How Mary’s Meals is still trying to feed the hungry in Liberia

September 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The charity Mary’s Meals is delivering food aid to thousands of people affected by the Ebola outbreak in Liberia—including patients infected by the deadly virus—following the launch of an emergency relief effort.... continue reading.

Cardinal Nichols outlines Extraordinary Synod’s priorities

September 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, has described what he sees as some of the priorities of the Extraordinary Synod on the family to be held at the Vatican next month.... continue reading.

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  • Peter Kearney: Ultimately, the laity are left to uphold the sanctity of family life.
  • Plans for pilot Catholic/Jewish school in East Renfrewshire get gold star from education officials.

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