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Catholic groups and campaigners join forces to fight Serco refugee evictions

July 12th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Serco, which is contracted by the Home Office to provide housing for asylum seekers, restarted lock-change evictions in June, after the move was halted last year following legal action. The eviction notices are issued to tenants who had been denied the right to remain in the UK.   ‘Chaos’ in Glasgow Campaigners fighting the policy, including Catholic Justice and Peace groups, Glasgow No Evictions and Living Rent, said it could lead to ‘chaos’ on the streets of Glasgow, and they are now calling for support from parishes. Sean Baillie, national organiser for tenants union Living Rent, said: “We are asking for church groups and ... continue reading.
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Annual ‘blessing of the boats’ event takes place in Castlebay

July 12th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

An annual ‘blessing of the boats’ took place in the Isles last week, allowing the sick and housebound to receive the Eucharist amid the glorious sunshine.... continue reading.


Zachary Ross Bush smiles as he and other children process after receiving their first Communion May 5, 2019, at St. Mary Church in Schwenksville, Pa. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

First communion costs in Scotland contrast with irish extravagance

July 12th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Spending on First Communions in Scotland remains relatively modest in contrast to ballooning cost in Ireland, according to two priests from contrasting parts of the country.... continue reading.


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Fr Campbell is ordained for Argyll and the Isles Diocese

July 12th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The first man from the Isles to be ordained for Argyll and the Isles in 20 years has said he is hoping to help re-ignite the Sacrament of Reconciliation.... continue reading.


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Police Scotland concern over anti-sectarianism course criticising Catholic schools

July 5th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Police Scotland has raised concerns that anti-sectarianism organisations are teaching that Catholic schools are 'ipso facto sectarian.'... continue reading.


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Church calls for immigration reform as visa chaos causes summer supply priest shortage

July 5th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland has called for an ‘overhaul’ of the UK’s ‘cumbersome and unduly expensive’ immigration system amid summer chaos due to a shortage of foreign supply priests — By Peter Diamond and Ryan McDougall... continue reading.


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St Thérèse of Lisieux Icon launched as Church prepares for relics tour

July 5th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

An Icon written to mark the visit of the St Thérèse of lisieux relics to Scotland was unveiled last week with creators citing the saint’s simplicity and holiness as being ‘most inspiring.’... continue reading.


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Sailors encircle Scotland with prayer

July 5th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The UK has been circled in prayer thanks to the efforts of a Catholic renewal movement — and a rather special boat.... continue reading.


Catholic Church calls for visa reform amid summer supply priest shortage

July 5th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland has called for an ‘overhaul’ of the UK’s ‘cumbersome and unduly expensive’ immigration system amid summer chaos due to a shortage of foreign supply priests.... continue reading.


Warnings over summer holiday food poverty

June 28th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A priest has warned of a ‘holiday hunger’ due to strike Scotland as a Christian food bank revealed there is a stark increase in use of its services by families reliant on free school meals.... continue reading.


Questions for NHS after court bid to force woman’s abortion

June 28th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish bishop led campaign against decision which was reversed this week... continue reading.



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— Success for Church-backed poverty campaign

— Scottish Catholics join 12,000-strong call for urgent action to halt climate change

— Young people help mark the feast of Opus Dei founder

— Priorities outlined in 20th year of the Scottish Parliament

— Catholic charity praised by MP for changing lives in Zambia

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