This weeks national news


Huge crowd for funeral of ‘kind, gentle and holy’ Bishop John Mone

October 21st, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St Mirin’s Cathedral, Paisley was full to overflowing for the funeral of Bishop John Mone today, a sign of the love and affection in which he was held. Bishop John Keenan was the principal celebrant and homilist at the Funeral Mass, accompanied by Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, Bishop Brian McGee and other Scottish Bishops, along with the priests of the Diocese of Paisley and the other Scottish dioceses. Many of the Bishop Mone’s nieces, nephews and other relatives were also present along with a great many of the faithful of the Diocese of Paisley. The Church of Scotland was represented by Rev Ann ... continue reading.

‘A truly good man gone to God’

October 21st, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland mourns the death of John Mone, former Bishop of Paisley, a ‘faithful pastor of his people’... continue reading.


Get involved in politics, Catholic MP urges Church

October 21st, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A leading SNP MP has urged the Church to get more involved in politics and Christians to ‘get out of the closest’ and be open about their beliefs.... continue reading.


Tributes flow at beloved bishop’s passing

October 14th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop emeritus John Mone of Paisley died this peacefully in his sleep just before 6am this morning.... continue reading.


Some Scots back work crucifix ban, survey says

October 7th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A survey of Scottish attitudes to discrimination has found a substantial minority of Scots believe employers should be allowed to ban employees from wearing a crucifix.... continue reading.


Join us in helping those with dementia

October 7th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop John Keenan backs SCO and Alzheimer Scotland campaign to make our parishes more friendly to those with dementia... continue reading.

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Action needed to combat funeral ‘debt and distress’

September 30th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Churches call for more to be done to tackle rising cost of saying goodbye... continue reading.

Realities of reformation should not be glossed over, Catholic Church says

September 30th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A new visitor centre celebrating Scotland’s Christian heritage on the island of Iona should not gloss over the ‘brutal’ realities of the reformation, a Church spokesman has warned.... continue reading.

Bishops thank former SCES director

September 23rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland’s bishops, teachers and pupils gave thanks last week to the former director of the Scottish Catholic Education Service whose period in office saw a ‘new coming of age’ for Catholic education in the country.... continue reading.

Scots Catholics join Pope in call to help refugees

September 23rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Welcome refugees into your homes, Pope says, as Scots give their support... continue reading.

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P1 OCT 21b

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  • A powerful report from Missio’s work with disabled children in Kenya on Mission Sunday
  • The launch of new feature, the bow in the Heavens, a parish diary from Fr Joseph Bollan
  • Stunning Pictures from the re opening Mass of St Columbkille’s, Rutherglen after lengthy renovations
  • The story of a new charity that offers refuge to bereaved parents
  • More tributes to the late Bishop John Mone

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