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Secularists spark foodbank furore

July 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Dundee foodbank has been condemned by secularists for seeking a Christian to lead church services. The Trussell Trust—a Christian inspired charity that funds hundreds of foodbanks—had posted a job application online for a manager of Dundee Foodbank, whose duties would include ‘leading church services, speaking to a number of church groups, working with predominantly church-based stakeholders and, in some cases leading prayers.’ However the Scottish Secular Society has claimed seeking a Christian for this position is an ‘insult’ and ‘discriminative.’ A local priest told the SCO that as ‘the adverts say the applicant will need to read prayers, it seems pretty ... continue reading.

Catholic charities feeling pinch of welfare cuts

July 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholic charities have been pushed ‘to the edge of their capacity’ by the impact of the UK Government’s £12 billion cuts to welfare, the English Church’s social action arm has warned.... continue reading.

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Pro-life campaigners want police probe into Fringe euthanasia show

July 23rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Right-to-die activist Dr Philip Nitschke’s Edinburgh ‘performances’ are a hands-on demonstration of a device that allows people to kill themselves with a mix of gases... continue reading.


New rector for Pontifical Scots College

July 17th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Daniel Fitzpatrick will succeed Mgr John Hughes in the role having been vice-rector since 2012... continue reading.


Sir Tom Devine leads Catholic charge against welfare reform

July 10th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish Catholic academic joins the Union of Catholic Mothers in backing think tank Ekklesia’s letter to the Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith calling for changes to government benefit cuts ahead of budget ... continue reading.


Parishioners flock to Keith for St John Ogilvie

July 10th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The tiny Moray town of Keith was the gathering point for Scotland’s Catholics last weekend for the national pilgrimage to mark the 400th anniversary of the martyrdom of St John Ogilvie at his birthplace.... continue reading.

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Cumbernauld remembers victims of Tunisian attacks

July 6th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Local Catholic priest joins mourners at Abronhill Church memorial service for Jim and Ann McQuire... continue reading.

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Pope is united in prayer with victims of terrorist attack

July 3rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father expresses solidarity with those who have suffered after gunman’s rampage in Tunisia... continue reading.

Mark of a priest: Preferring nothing to Christ, says Archbishop Cushley

July 3rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The mark of a priest is ‘preferring nothing to Christ,’ Archbishop Leo Cushley said as he ordained Deacon Tony LappinContinue Reading... continue reading.

Glasgow University professor joins new Vatican foundation for Middle East

July 1st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The only route to peace in the Holy Land is through education, Professor Bart McGettrick believes... continue reading.

Pro-life MPs attempt to devolve abortion to Scottish Parliament

June 30th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pro-life MPs at Westminster are to table an amendment to the upcoming Scotland Bill in an attempt to devolve abortion to Scotland. ... continue reading.

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  • Clergy and parishioners celebrate 50 years of St Columba’s in Cupar.
  • Ian Dunn explores the Knights of St Columba prayer campaign’s July theme of protecting the unborn.
  • In Joe McGrath’s series looking at what happens AFTER THE RESURRECTION, the focus falls on the life and martyrdom of St Stephen.
  • Gerald Warner: Does the Church need a more united voice in order to speak with real authority on the family?
  • St Joseph’s would still be closed, only the arguments would change, says Laureen McIntyre.

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