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Church warns of ‘sleeping giant’ of declining population

July 13th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Annual statistics released from the National Records of Scotland showed that the difference between the numbers of people dying and being born has doubled within the space of one year. In 2017 there were 5,022 more deaths than births registered—a rise of 2,240 on the difference recorded in 2016. Last year the number of abortions carried out in Scotland also hit a five-year peak with over 12,000 terminations. Responding to the figures, Bishop Stephen Robson of Dunkeld Diocese has joined the Church and pro-life groups in highlighting marriage, immigration and tackling abortion as key issues to solving the problem. “There is crisis within ... continue reading.

Trump a ‘contradiction’ for American Catholics, says Scottish priest in US

July 13th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Scottish priest living and serving in America has said that President Donald Trump is ‘a bit of a contradiction’ for Catholics in America ahead of his controversial visit to Scotland this weekend. ... continue reading.


Churches slam Trump’s immigration policy as he arrives in UK

July 12th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Catholic Church has signed an open letter to Donald Trump slamming his immigration policy. ... continue reading.


Catholics urged to ensure complaints over priest assault are officially recorded

July 10th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Local councillors in the Calton area have urged those outraged by the anti-Catholic attack on Canon Tom White to contact the Glasgow Council Processions Committee directly—as Tweets and Facebook posts are not always counted when decisions are made.... continue reading.


Church slams Glasgow council vote to consider ban on hospital pro-life vigils

July 6th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Church has slammed Glasgow City Council’s decision to consider banning pro-life vigils outside hospitals and clinics.... continue reading.


Photos capture the struggle of Rohingya refugees

June 29th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Scottish photographer has teamed up with SCIAF and Justice and Peace Scotland to showcase the reality of life for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, as a new photographic exhibition was launched on World Refugee Day in Glasgow.... continue reading.


Fr Emmanuel Alagbaoso: Ordained through the grace of God

June 29th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

DANIEL HARKINS speaks to Fr Emmanuel Alagbaoso as he becomes Scotland’s newest priest... continue reading.

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A journey from Brother to priest: Fr Darren Maslen ordained for Glasgow

June 29th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Glasgow’s Fr Darren Maslen, PETER DIAMOND finds, had a unique journey to the priesthood... continue reading.

Unshakeable Faith from Young Catholic Scots helps overcome cancelled mass woes

June 22nd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Storm Hector brings out the best in Catholic community spirit as cluster schools celebrate the Eucharist despite setback - By Amanda Connelly and Ryan McDougall... continue reading.

Anti-Catholic abuse amounts to half of all religiously aggravated hate crimes in Scotland

June 22nd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A spokesman for the church said: ““Catholicism still accounts for half of all religious hate crimes in this country, a statistic which is profoundly depressing bearing in mind that Catholics account for just over one eighth of the population.... continue reading.

Young Scots speak to the children of Aleppo at ACN youth rally for persecuted Christians

June 22nd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Motherwell Concert Hall was packed with 700 pupils and teachers from Catholic Secondary schools from across Scotland... continue reading.

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