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Abortion was the leading cause of death in 2019

January 24th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Anthony Horan’s call follows statistics released by Worldometer, which found approximately 42.4 million abortions took place worldwide last year, comparing to 21.2 million deaths due to illness, including cancer. Worldometer is an online resource that provides world statistics in real-time, including births, deaths, public expenditure and the number of road traffic accidents. As the SCO went to press, it found this year already there had been over 2.5 million abortions worldwide as of January 22. The figure suggests there are around 125,000 abortions a day across the globe.   ‘Tregedy’ Mr Horan said: “The death of any child is a tragedy. It is a sad ... continue reading.
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Glasgow Uni teaching programme ‘likely’ to end as Scottish teacher numbers on the rise

January 24th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

An initiative to solve the Scottish Catholic teacher shortfall is likely to be discontinued, as education officials and the Scottish Government highlighted that teacher numbers are at their highest since 2010.... continue reading.


Bishop calls on governments to remember the Holy Land

January 24th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop William Nolan of Galloway Diocese has called upon UK, EU, and North American governments to insist on the application of international law in Israel and Palestine.... continue reading.

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Pope Francis praises the work of Project Gambia couple

January 24th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has thanked two young Scottish fundraisers for their efforts in changing the lives of schoolkids in The Gambia.... continue reading.

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Catholics invited to talk on ‘the truth of assisted dying’

January 17th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholics across Scotland are being invited to attend a talk in the capital on the ‘truth of assisted dying’, given by a bioethics expert from a Roman Catholic academic institute in Oxford.... continue reading.


Edinburgh’s newest vicar episcopal for education relishes new role

January 17th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St Andrews & Edinburgh Archdiocese has appointed a new Vicar Episcopal for Catholic Education.... continue reading.


Catholic Church says Scots must engage in new draft gender bill

January 17th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Church has said it is ‘important that Catholics engage in the consultation’ of a draft bill, which the Scottish Government is holding on reforming current legislation in relation to legal gender recognition.... continue reading.

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New general secretary for bishops in Motherwell Diocese reshuffle

January 17th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The bishops’ Conference of Scotland has announced they are appointing a new general secretary next month and that the current priest in the role will return to being a parish priest.... continue reading.

Vatican says parish must stay open as laity win appeal

January 10th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Parishioners at a Welsh Catholic Church have won their appeal to the Vatican against the closure of their church, meaning it must remain open, despite no Mass celebrated there in two years.... continue reading.

Concern over spate of anti-Catholic and anti-Irish graffiti

January 10th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Catholic Church has said anti-Catholic graffiti scrawled at the side of one of Scotland’s busiest motorways is ‘very saddening’ and the problem is not merely ‘a historic one’.... continue reading.

New students arrive in Spain to begin their priest studies

January 10th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Four Scottish seminarians travelled to the Royal Scots College in Spain last weekend to begin their propaedeutic studies ‘as they continue to discern their vocation to the priesthood’.... continue reading.

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