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Bishops’ president wants rid of Trident

April 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

“It is clearer than ever that no nation or power should be using nuclear weapons,” Archbishop Tartaglia, president of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, said at the prayer service organised last Saturday by Scottish Christians against nuclear arms. Alongside the Rev Sally Foster-Fulton of the Church and Society Council, Church of Scotland; Alistair McIntosh of the Quakers and many other Scottish Christians, the archbishop said it was time for change. “I was pleased to associate myself with the act of witness and prayer, asking for our government and for all governments to do away with nuclear weapons so that the world ... continue reading.

JPII asked Thatcher to stop Falklands War

April 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Newly revealed documents have revealed Pope John Paul II tried to convince Margaret Thatcher to abandon the Falkland Islands during Britain’s war with Argentina.... continue reading.


What’s On

April 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A weekly guide to upcoming events in the Catholic community: April 18-25... continue reading.


Nation must protect religious freedom

April 11th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Churches and faith groups are calling for the role of religion to be recognised in any written constitution for Scotland.... continue reading.


Bishops of England and Wales will not withhold the Eucharist from politicians

April 11th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has told Catholic MPs that they will not be refused Communion if they voted in favour of same-sex marriage... continue reading.


Sectarian Scotland

April 11th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

— Attitudes today revealed in largest investigation into Catholics’ experiences... continue reading.


What’s on

April 11th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Some of the Catholic events taking place in Scotland in the coming week: Holy Week April 12-18... continue reading.

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Independence twist for Edinburgh’s Passion Play

April 10th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Princes Street Gardens will host free April 19 production that tells the story of Easter in modern-day Scotland on the eve of a referendum... continue reading.

Tributes to the late Margo MacDonald MSP

April 4th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The independent MSP for Lothian region has died at the age of 70.... continue reading.

Family is key to ending poverty, Vatican tells UN

April 4th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Vatican has told the United Nations that the family is the key to eradicating poverty.... continue reading.

Noon deadline on Lenten promises

April 1st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Don't miss your chance to keep Sundays in Lent as days of celebration not sacrifice... continue reading.

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