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Cardinal Nichols comes to the defence of immigrants

March 6th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The cardinal said that voters need to remember that the ‘people we are talking about’ are drowning trying to get to Europe because they are so desperate to travel to this country. “Every party has to be tested on its approach to immigration,” he said in a BBC interview. “It is a really difficult issue. What I want to keep saying is these are people we are talking about. The people who drown in the Med trying to get into Europe, the people who are caged in Calais because they are desperate. “We have to somehow keep the human person at ... continue reading.

First Minister is not convinced by assisted suicide

March 6th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Nicola Sturgeon sees same pitfalls as the Church and opposition groups, and would also like to have abortion regulation devolved to Scottish Parliament. Liz Leydon and Ian Dunn report... continue reading.


St Joseph’s parents continue fight to save Catholic school

March 4th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Possible steps forward for the Milngavie Catholic school facing council closure were discussed at a meeting last night attended by the SNP candidate for the area... continue reading.

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Christian churches call for end of benefit sanctions impacting children

March 3rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

New report reveals people are going without food and electricity as a result of Government measures, affecting thousands including those suffering from mental illness and more than 6000 children in Scotland... continue reading.

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Papal nuncio to Ireland offers Jesus as anchor in Scotland’s throwaway culture

March 1st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Few thought that the second audience at the Bishops’ Lenten Catechesis at St Mirin’s Cathedral, Paisley, could be larger than the full house at that the opening session with Bishop John Keenan, nor that it could be lifted higher, yet today's gathering with the Papal Nuncio to Ireland was.... continue reading.


Growing Scottish opposition to assisted suicide bill

February 25th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

More than 10,000 people have now signed a petition opposing proposals to introduce assisted suicide in Scotland... continue reading.

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Lords pass three-parent baby law

February 25th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

UK set to become the first country in the world to allow controversial IVF procedures in spite of substantial opposition, including concerns from the Church... continue reading.

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English, Welsh bishops urge Catholics to think carefully before May general election

February 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Letter from Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales calls for Catholic voters to scrutinise candidate’s positions on pro-life issues and poverty... continue reading.

ACN sends £1.7 million in emergency aid to Syria

February 23rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Michael J Robinson reports... continue reading.

Scottish Conservative leader backs plans for community led Catholic school

February 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Ruth Davidson to tell party conference that schools should be allowed to opt-out of local authority control, highlighting the case of St Joseph’s in Milngavie... continue reading.

Football, marches are flashpoints for sectarianism in Scotland

February 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Survey-based reports under scrutiny today identify problem as Scotland-wide, and say that football clashes and public marches worsen the situation... continue reading.

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  • Full SCO interview with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
  • Irish nuncio: Extended report on the second Lenten Bishop’s Catechesis in Paisley.
  • Day for Life brings together religious and lay experts in Dunkeld Diocese.
  • Hugh Dougherty on the Vatican’s unique transport collection.
  • Richard Purden talks to singer Rae Morris about her Irish roots, family values and hecklers in Glasgow.


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