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Deputy First Minister says Scotland’s education system can learn from the values of Catholic schools

May 18th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland’s education system can learn from the foundations and values provided by Catholic schools, Deputy First Minister John Swinney told the Catholic Headteachers Association Scotland (CHAS) conference last week. MSP John Swinney, cabinet secretary for education, addressed the annual meeting where Scotland’s Catholic headteachers meet up with various church education agencies and clergy including Archbishops Leo Cushley of St Andrews & Edinburgh and Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow. Nicola Sturgeon’s deputy was quick to champion the great work and service that goes on across Catholic Schools in Scotland and paid tribute to 100 years of the Education Act that brought Catholic schools ... continue reading.

Research reveals Celtic and the SCO share founding fathers

May 18th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In November 1887, a group of men came together in St Mary’s Church Hall in Calton, Glasgow, to found what would become Celtic FC. But three years earlier, the same men had started another, some might say even greater, endeavour: the Scottish Catholic Observer.... continue reading.


Scotland must confront its anti-Irish, anti-Catholic history, academic says

May 18th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland must confront its history of anti-Irish Catholic racism, according to the author of a new book on the ‘myth’ that the country is less racist than the rest of the UK.... continue reading.


‘Secular elite’ at Glasgow college accused of blocking Catholic Mass

May 18th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Complaints of a ‘hostile environment’ for Christians after Ascension Thursday Mass cancelled... continue reading.


Bishop’s rallying cry for political leaders to stand up for the unborn

May 11th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop John Keenan has issued a rallying call for politicians and leaders of the UK to speak up for the pro-life movement even if it means coming under attack. — By PETER DIAMOND AND JAMES FARRELL ... continue reading.


The Church should be the conscience of the state, Cardinal says

May 4th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Catholic Church should serve as the conscience of the state, the UK’s most senior cleric has said ahead of an appearance in Scotland on Saturday. ... continue reading.


Courageous woman reveals the reality of abortion as pro-life group petitions First Minister

May 4th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

There is hope for recovery after abortion, a courageous woman said as she joined young pro-lifers handing in a petition signed by 15,000 people to the First Minister on April 27.... continue reading.

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Pro-life petition delivered to First Minister

April 27th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Young pro-life activists and a woman who has had an abortion delivered a petition to the First Minister today, 50 years after the implementation of the abortion act, in response to proposals to decriminalise abortion in Scotland. ... continue reading.

Church calls on parliament to hear ‘all views’ on right to life

April 27th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Church’s parliamentary officer has urged the Scottish Parliament to listen to all views on abortion and have an honest and vigorous debate about the right to life.... continue reading.

Bishop requests BBC meeting over ‘prejudicial’ portrayal of Catholics

April 26th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Leo Cushley is to meet the BBC over an online video which 'mocked' the Eucharist - but the Church is calling for a more immediate meeting after a letter from the Bishop of Paisley slammed a 'prejudicial’ portrayal of Catholics.... continue reading.

MSPs hit out after report reveals Catholics are more likely to live in areas of poverty

April 20th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two MSPs have called for action after a new report revealed that over a quarter of Scottish Catholics are living in poverty-stricken areas. ... continue reading.

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