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Post-referendum: Scotland’s bishops call for Christian message to be upheld

September 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

“The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland recognises and respects the result of the Scottish referendum, that Scotland should remain a part of the United Kingdom, and commends all those who participated in what was a was a passionate and sometimes partisan debate,” the bishops say in a statement release a few minutes ago. “The vast majority of Scots engaged with the referendum and it is our hope that we can all now cooperate for the benefit of our nation in future. “We urge the Catholic community to continue to engage in public debate and decision-making and, in doing so, to uphold the ... continue reading.
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Paisley bishop in vocations awareness drive among young Catholics

September 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop John Keenan spoke to schoolchildren from across Paisley Diocese this week as part of a vocations awareness drive that reached out to the future of the Church.... continue reading.


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How Mary’s Meals is still trying to feed the hungry in Liberia

September 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The charity Mary’s Meals is delivering food aid to thousands of people affected by the Ebola outbreak in Liberia—including patients infected by the deadly virus—following the launch of an emergency relief effort.... continue reading.


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Cardinal Nichols outlines Extraordinary Synod’s priorities

September 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, has described what he sees as some of the priorities of the Extraordinary Synod on the family to be held at the Vatican next month.... continue reading.


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What’s on

September 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A weekly guide to upcoming Church-related events. ***Due to a production error the days of the events in this week's column are correct but the dates were wrong in print. Here is the corrected column.... continue reading.


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Church says organ donation bill undermines the integrity of the person

September 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Scottish Church has raised concerns over proposed Organ and Tissue Donation (Scotland) Bill saying the Holyrood (above) bill risks ‘undermining the integrity of the person.’... continue reading.


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Protection for Catholic schools in independent Scotland

September 15th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SNP Minister Roseanna Cunningham’s pledge welcomed by Catholic spokesmen but questions remain on its implementation.... continue reading.


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Pope Francis to address European Parliament

September 12th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

On November 25 Holy Father will become only the second Pope to do so. St John Paul II's visit in October 1988 event was disrupted by the Ian Paisley, who died today... continue reading.


Ian Paisley has died

September 12th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Wife announces death of former First Minister of Northern Ireland, famed for his anti-Catholic views and actions... continue reading.


Pope leads tributes to murdered Italian nuns

September 12th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

After this week's SCO went press it was announced that the murderer of three missionary sisters had been arrested and confessed to the crime, according to local police ... continue reading.


Bishop Toal leads priests on pilgrimage to Scalan

September 12th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Priests from across Scotland came to an historic seminary last week for a gathering intended to strengthen their bonds and improve their knowledge of the Church’s history.... continue reading.



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  • Emeritus Professor Sir Tom Devine bears witness to a silent revolution in Scotland.
  • Kevin McKenna on reconciliation after September 18: Politics can help us change things but we only through Jesus can peace prevail.
  • Bishop Noel Treanor’s reaction to the death of former Northern Ireland first minister Ian Paisley.
  • A champion musician from St Ninian’s High, Giffnock, is to perform during An Afternoon with Our Lady at Blessed John Duns Scotus, Gorbals, on Sunday September 21.
  • The congregation of Our Lady of Consolation, Govanhill, were joined with Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow in saying goodbye to their church of 43 years.

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