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Radical action urged as Catholic marriages hit lowest level since 1941

August 18th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Scottish bishops have been urged to take radical action after the number of Catholic marriages in Scotland hit the lowest level since 1941. There were just 1,346 Catholic marriages in Scotland last year, down from a high of 7,066 in 1970. Mgr Peter Magee, head of the Scottish Catholic Interdiocesan Tribunal, which rules on annulments, said he would like to see better preaching about marriages in parishes, the establishment of a Catholic Marriage Association, and one Sunday in the year dedicated to matrimony. “We need more systematic and intensified preaching and catechesis on marriage, preaching at Mass and catechesis both in ... continue reading.

SCIAF announce Blessed Oscar Romero as patron

August 18th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) has adopted Blessed Oscar Romero as its new patron in honour of the centenary of the El Salvadorian archbishop’s birth. ... continue reading.


Banker’s bizarre plan for state control of religion

August 11th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

MSPs condemn Creative Scotland head’s comments on women priests. - By IAN DUNN ... continue reading.


Scotland ‘still suspicious of Catholics’

August 11th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

-Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow has warned that Scotland still harbours ‘a vague suspicion that Catholics don’t really belong’ and the Church should expect ‘rough treatment’ in the years to come. -By IAN DUNN ... continue reading.


St Barbara watches over Glasgow tunnel workers

August 4th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Tunnellers building a 3.1-mile, £100m tunnel for Scottish Water between Queen’s Park and Shieldhall on Glasgow’s south side swear by a special ‘safety’ measure which helps protect them as they dig below city parks and streets. -BY HUGH DOUGHERTY ... continue reading.


Church must do more to help parents, bishop says

August 4th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Focus on fathers needed according to officials and lay groups... continue reading.


Organ donation brings new life to Lebanon church

July 28th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The organ of a remote Highland church is to have a second life – in Lebanon -By Amanda Connelly... continue reading.

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‘Our saints are not in the past: they are here now’

July 28th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

— Hundreds of Catholics gathered in St Andrew’s Cathedral in Glasgow last Sunday to launch the campaign for a permanent memorial to St John Ogilvie at Glasgow Cross, the site of his execution... continue reading.

Pope’s prayers for Charlie Gard as parents end legal battle

July 28th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father prays for Chris Gard, Connie Yates and the little boy who captured the world’s heart -By Amanda Connelly... continue reading.

Scotland’s Catholic heritage gets a new curator

July 21st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Bishops’ of Scotland have announced the appointment of Dr Alison Burke as curator of the ­Scottish Catholic Heritage Collection at Blairs Museum as they seek to promote Scotland’s Catholic history.... continue reading.

A third of Scots think Jesus was an ‘extremist,’ poll finds

July 21st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The survey has provoked fears that Christians could be caught up in plans to tackle extremism By Ian Dunn ... continue reading.

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