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Our Catholic schools need you

February 5th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The urgent need for more Catholic teachers in Scotland will have ‘significant consequences’ if left unanswered, according to the Archbishop of Glasgow. Archbishop Philip Tartaglia has appealed not only for more young people to consider teaching as a career but also for Catholics teaching in non-denominational schools to consider transferring to a Catholic school. As Catholic Education Week drew to a close, Archbishop Tartaglia, president of the Scottish Catholic Education Service (SCES), repeatedly drew attention to the ‘acute’ problem as schools struggle to fill vacancies with qualified Catholic teachers. Teacher shortages are an issue nationally, with rural areas and particular STEM ... continue reading.

Website helps new annulment process

January 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Scottish Catholic Interdiocesan Tribunal based in Glasgow recently launched its own website The website offers practical information forContinue Reading... continue reading.


Tributes paid to the late Bishop Ian Murray

January 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Funeral arrangements being made for the Bishop Emeritus for Argyll and the Isles, the St Andrews and Edinburgh priest who studied, and became rector, at the Scots College in Spain... continue reading.


Pope invited to Scots College’s 400th

January 22nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Leo Cushley extends invitation during private audience with the Holy Father... continue reading.


Pro-life vigil at Glasgow hospital

January 15th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Forty Days for Life worldwide pro-life campaign makes Scottish debut this Lent ... continue reading.


SSVP is saving Scotland millions

January 15th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The work of the Society of St Vincent de Paul could be saving the economy in Scotland £3 million a year, according to the group’s president. ... continue reading.

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Church condemns plan for sexual health centres in or near schools

January 8th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Church’s education wing in Scotland has condemned a ‘sinister’ Scottish Government plan to locate sexual health centres near Catholic schools.... continue reading.

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British Ambassador to the Holy See commemorates James Francis Edward Stuart

January 8th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

At ceremony in at St Peter’s Basilica, the Queen’s representative in Rome marks the 250th anniversary of ‘the Old Pretender's’ state funeral... continue reading.

Walsingham shrine granted basilica status

January 8th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has given the Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham in England a rare honour by granting it minor basilica status.... continue reading.

Bishop Nolan prays for peace

January 8th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Too often humanity tries to resolve conflict with bullets and bombs, Bishop William Nolan said in his letter for the Day of Prayer for Justice and Peace.... continue reading.

Billionaire philanthropist and businessman who pledged fortune to Church dies

January 7th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Albert Gubay, founded of Kwik Save, died aged 87 at his home in Cheshire... continue reading.

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