This weeks national news


From IS caliphate to Carfin youth rally

June 24th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A refugee who has been denied UK asylum after fleeing the horrors of Islamic State has called on Scots to support those trying to escape anti-Christian terror. Sarmad Ozan (below, right), a 20-year-old Iraqi , spoke to hundreds of young Catholics from across Scotland at a June 16 rally in Carfin Grotto organised by pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). Mr Ozan was forced to leave his home in the city of Mosul in 2014. He told schoolchildren braving the rain in the Lourdes Grotto about how he woke up one morning to find the letter ‘n’ marked ... continue reading.

Bishop Nolan’s sorrow as priest jailed

June 17th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Saltcoats priest sentenced to ten months in jail at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court for embezzlement of almost £100,000... continue reading.


Bishop demands compassion for Christians fleeing persecution

June 16th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop John Keenan of Paisley, (above) asked Scots to stand shoulder to shoulder with Christians who are persecuted and oppressed today.... continue reading.


Politicians urged to be no one’s enemy

June 14th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop John Keenan of Paisley has told MSPs to go beyond ‘partisan lines’ and reach ‘towards consensus’.... continue reading.


Vote to leave EU ‘may hit Catholic charities’

June 10th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

AN ENGLISH bishop has said European funding for Catholic charities could be at risk if Britain leaves the EU, though the charity has stressed its neutrality on the issue.... continue reading.


Pontiff’s letter on removing negligent bishops welcome

June 10th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Tina Campbell, head of safeguarding, reacts to Pope Francis’ latest Apostolic letter, issued motu proprio, and speaks of Scottish progress... continue reading.

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Mary’s Meals wins Queen’s Award

June 8th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

‘MBE for groups’ award is the highest given for voluntary work ... continue reading.

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English Mezzo soprano sings Jubilee song

June 3rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

An English Mezzo soprano has been chosen to provide the official song for the Pope’s Jubilee celebrations in Rome.... continue reading.

Very public witness of Faith on the Feast of Corpus Christi in Scotland

June 3rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland’s Catholics proudly professed their Faith last Sunday as Corpus Christi Processions took place in Glasgow, Croy and at Carfin Lourdes Grotto in Motherwell Diocese.... continue reading.

Increase in abortion in Scotland ‘heartbreaking,’ says pro-life group

June 2nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pro-life activists have described the increase in the number of annual abortions in Scotland as 'heartbreaking.'... continue reading.

BBC assisted suicide promotion slammed

May 27th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The BBC has been accused of being a ‘cheerleader for assisted suicide,’ after promoting the issue in the popular TV soap EastEnders.... continue reading.

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