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Cardinal Keith O’Brien has died

March 19th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

He passed away peacefully in the early hours of March 19 at the age of 80 at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Newcastle-upon-Tyne surrounded by family and friends. He had been in the care of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Newcastle, but was hospitalised after a fall in February. The cardinal was Archbishop of St Andrews & Edinburgh Archdiocese from 1985 until his controversial resignation in 2013. Archbishop Leo Cushley, the current archbishop of St Andrews & Edinburgh, said: “In life, Cardinal O’Brien may have divided opinion – in death, however, I think all can be united in praying ... continue reading.

Media analysis of Francis’ papacy is ‘nonsense’, historian says

March 16th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland’s leading historian has said that most media analysis of Pope Francis’ papacy is ‘nonsense’... continue reading.


Catholic MP rules out deputy bid, but backs call for parish role in politics

March 9th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Scottish Catholic MP has ruled herself out of the position for deputy leader of the Scottish National Party – but has called for Catholics to ‘carry their Faith out of church buildings’ and be politically active.... continue reading.


Praise for ‘heroic’ Catholic nurses after snow chaos

March 9th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS



Power of prayer saves child from abortion

March 9th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The power of prayer saved a life this week after a woman decided to keep her child while in the waiting room of an abortion clinic—but prayers are still needed. — By JAMES FARRELL... continue reading.


Church-commissioned study of historical abuse reports released

March 2nd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A statistical review has found there were 379 cases or reports of abuse allegations made against priests, Religious and other Church figures in Scotland between 1943 and 2005.... continue reading.

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Edinburgh Archdiocese could lose 40 parishes, but churches will stay open

March 2nd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St Andrews & Edinburgh Archdiocese could lose as many as 40 parishes following a two-year review—but most churches will stay open. ... continue reading.

Scottish Government criticised over abortion funding after poll shows opposition

February 23rd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Church criticises Holyrood for funding abortions for women from Northern Ireland... continue reading.

Tackle anti-Catholicism, Church urges after loyalist abuse video

February 23rd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Catholic Church has called on Police Scotland and local authorities to make tackling anti-Catholicism a priority after loyalist bullies were caught on camera threatening Glasgow college students and laughing about ‘shooting Tims and papists.’... continue reading.

Muslim minister’s Lent support for Catholic aid charity

February 23rd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish Government minister Humza Yousaf has joined Christians as they enter the season of Lent to raise money for a leading Christian aid charity.... continue reading.

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