This weeks national news


New priest’s Faith journey to Scotland

January 13th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

People from throughout Aberdeen Diocese and beyond joined together in joyful celebration as the first ordination in Inverness for 12 years took place last Friday, January 6. Fr Andrew Niski, a Pole, was ordained to the priesthood in St Mary’s Church with a congregation of more than 400 people present for the ‘spectacular’ Mass. Bishop Hugh Gilbert celebrated the ordination Mass alongside Bishop Emeritus Peter Moran, staff of St John’s Seminary in England including rector Fr Brian Coyle, and clergy and laity of the diocese. Bishop Gilbert announced that the new priest will begin his priestly life as a curate ... continue reading.

MPs honour Mary’s Meals founder for work ‘safeguarding dignity and right to life’

January 12th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The All-Party Parliamentary Pro-Life Group has announced founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow as the winner of the Westminster Award for Human Life... continue reading.


Tributes from Bishop and politicians for former parish priest and MP

January 6th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop William Nolan of Galloway has paid tribute to Fr George Thompson who died peacefully yesterday two days before Christmas.... continue reading.


Bishop Gilbert’s ‘named person’ warning

January 3rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen has said Catholic parents should be wary of the Scottish Government's ‘intrusive and clumsy’ Named Person scheme.... continue reading.


Poll shows 38 per cent support for removing religious observance in schools

December 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Scottish Catholic Education Service has stressed that the majority of Scots support religious observance after survey shows objections... continue reading.


St Magnus pilgrimage of peace launched

December 23rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A unique pilgrimage is to take place in Orkney next summer to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the death of St Magnus.... continue reading.

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Church condemns proposed Glasgow job centre closures

December 16th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Catholic Church has united with the Church of Scotland to condemn ‘unacceptable’ plans to close up to half of the job centres in Glasgow.... continue reading.

Pro-life ban ‘discourages’ Catholics from attending Strathclyde University

December 9th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Strathclyde Life Action prevented from setting up official group by students’ association... continue reading.

Bishop ‘very disappointed’ in First Minister

December 5th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Nicola Sturgeon's interest in having NHS Scotland pay for Northern Irish women’s abortions continues to attract controversy. ... continue reading.

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