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Bishop of Shrewsbury calls for new generation to become witnesses in every walk of life

August 25th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury has called on young Catholics to be authentic and convincing witnesses to faith. Speaking during his homily during Mass at the Youth 2000 annual prayer held in Walsingham, Norfolk, on Sunday, the bishop (above) reflected on how young people are often being offered no direction in life except ‘make your own mind up; go left, go right—see what works for you!’ “It is not opinions we need,” the Bishop said to a congregation of a thousand young people gathered at Walsingham. “We need the truth. We cannot find our way without the truth.” In the Faith and ... continue reading.

Iraq appeal to Glasgow, the world

August 22nd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Tartaglia makes appeal to archdiocese, world leaders... continue reading.

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British Government to double SCIAF’s 50th anniversary Lenten appeal total

August 21st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Development agency of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland wins UK Aid Match scheme... continue reading.

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Iraqi refugees are dying from hunger and thirst

August 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Time and resources running out for people fleeing from violence, including tens of thousands of persecuted Christians... continue reading.

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Archbishop Tartaglia makes Great War warning

August 15th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow has warned that humans are still failing to learn the lessons of the First World War. ... continue reading.

Children flee violence in northern Iraq

‘These are our own flesh and blood’

August 15th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Gilbert, Pope Francis make impassioned pleas for help for Christians facing genocide in Iraq. BREAKING NEWS: Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, president of the Bishops's Conference of Scotland, call for prayers for Iraq and the surrounding region at weekend Masses ... continue reading.


Archbishop Tartaglia appeals for prayers for Iraq and peace

August 14th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland joins Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen in following Pope Francis' lead in speaking up for victims of recent violence in the region... continue reading.

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Italian Chapel theft condemned

August 13th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Thieves have stolen three hand-carved wooden Stations of the Cross from Orkney’s iconic Italian Chapel.... continue reading.

Holy Father appeals for help for Iraqi Christians in letter to Archbishop of Glasgow

August 12th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain writes to Archbishop Philip Tartaglia to ask for support for Pope Francis’ appeal for help in assisting persecuted Christians fleeing for their lives in the conflict-hit Middle Eastern country... continue reading.

Meet a reformed gangster on his journey of Faith

August 12th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A London ex-gangster who converted to Catholicism and went on to meet St John Paul II is set to share his story at parishes in Paisley and Glasgow.... continue reading.

SCIAF sends emergency aid to Gaza

August 8th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) is sending £30,000 to provide emergency aid to thousands of people caught in the conflict in Gaza as the international community waits to see if a new ceasefire will hold.... continue reading.

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  • St Mary’s Cathedral parish in Edinburgh marks 200 years with Masses with Archbishop Cushley.
  • Diamond jubilee celebrations held in Girvan for Canon Thomas Gibbon.
  • Andrew Carnegie tells the SCO about the vital service provided by food banks such as his but reminds all that the ultimate aim is to eliminate the need for them
  • Review of Queenship Mass celebration in Carfin.
  • Missionary Children hopes all Scottish schools will hold a Mission day of Many Colours.

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