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Pope sends blessings and prayers to athletes and theologians

July 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The ‘Celebrating the Gift in Sport’ conference took place on Thursday at Blessed John Duns Scotus church hall in the Gorbals, Glasgow. Hosted by Glasgow Archdiocese, Celebrating the Gift in Sport explored how sport and faith can combine to champion the gifts of each person—especially people with disabilities—while promoting values of solidarity and respect. It was opened by the Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia, who said: “With his message for our conference, Pope Francis has shown himself close to all athletes and to everyone who enjoys sport as a means of celebrating the sheer joy of the gift of life and ... 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.


Honour for new archbishop

July 4th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Former Vatican diplomat Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews and Edinburgh back in Rome to receive the pallium from Pope Francis... continue reading.


New bishop for Brentwood Diocese

July 1st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, is principal celebrant at the Episcopal ordination of Bishop Alan Williams for the Essex Diocese today... continue reading.



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.

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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.

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First permanent deacon commissioned as an RAF Chaplain

June 24th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Rev David Skillen will now serve as Catholic Chaplain to RAF Brize Norton, the site of repatriation ceremonies. ... continue reading.

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Handle independence vote with care

June 20th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Reaction to Holy Father’s opinion on the subject ahead of September’s referendum... continue reading.

Knighthood for Professor Tom Devine

June 14th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Retiring Scottish Catholic academic awarded Queen’s Birthday honour ahead of special event with former Prime Minister Gordon Brown... continue reading.

Pope on independence: Sometimes right, sometimes wrong

June 13th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has entered the debate over Scottish independence saying it must be ‘handled with care.’... continue reading.

Government warned of new sectarianism

June 13th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Revealing new Scottish report highlights that a push for ‘equality’ is polarising those with and those without faith... continue reading.

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