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Glasgow Phoenix Choir to perform at Carfin in aid of grotto

May 29th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The choir rose out of the ashes of the celebrated Glasgow Orpheus Choir and this year celebrates 114 years in existence—64 years as the Glasgow Phoenix Choir and 50 years as the Glasgow Orpheus Choir. The choir is conducted by Marilyn J Smith MBE, assisted by Cameron Murdoch, accompanist and depute conductor, and performs more than 30 concerts per year in the UK and abroad. Performing in aid of the grotto alongside the Glasgow Phoenix choir will be the Dublin Airport Singers. The Irish choir was founded in 1991 by musical director Tony Madden, who worked in Dublin Airport—the source of ... continue reading.

SNP no longer pushing for control over abortion

May 29th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Our concern is with the process, as opposed to the parliament that legislates for it, says Church spokesman... continue reading.


Holyrood rejects assisted suicide again

May 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

MSP voted against the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill by 82 votes to 36.... continue reading.

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SCIAF welcomes Europe’s vote on conflict minerals

May 26th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SCIAF has welcomed news that the European Parliament has passed legislation to try and prevent the trade in conflict minerals.Continue Reading... continue reading.


New funding announced to combat sectarianism

May 25th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Scottish Government has announced that it will spend a further £3 million on community projects intended to tackle sectarianism over the coming year.... continue reading.

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Don’t forget us, Iraqi Christians’ plea to UK bishops

May 21st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE bishop overseeing the needs of displaced Christian families in northern Iraq called on an ecumenical delegation to ensure Britain does not forget the plight of Iraq’s suffering Christians.... continue reading.

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Five in court over historic abuse allegations

May 21st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Accused plead not guilty over charges arising from between 1970 and 1983 at St Ninian’s School in Falkland... continue reading.

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MSPs to vote on assisted suicide next week

May 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Opposition group Care Not Killing arranges final rally before vote... continue reading.

Bishop of Nottingham named

May 18th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Mgr Patrick McKinney succeeds Bishop Malcolm McMahon, who was appointed Archbishop of Liverpool last year... continue reading.

The Good News begins at home

May 15th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia’s World Communications Day on behalf of the bishops of Scotland... continue reading.

Cardinal Nichols to offer thanks for Bishop Álvaro del Portillo’s Beatification

May 11th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop of Westminster to celebrate Mass tomorrow night on feast day of first successor of St Josemaría at the head of Opus Dei... continue reading.

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  • Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow celebrated the Neophytes Mass in St Andrew’s Cathedral on Sunday.
  • Ian Dunn tells of the joys of taking part in the SCIAF cycle pilgrimage, and of being SCO deputy editor.
  • Parishioners at St Margaret Mary’s in Castlemilk have erected a cross in the parish grounds having raised money for their cause with a walking pilgrimage.
  • In this, the month of Mary, Deacon Henry McKenna explains the multi-faceted role Our Lady has in the Church.
  • Comment and analysis of the same-sex marriage referendum in Ireland.

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