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Professor Sir Tom Devine leads Catholic charge against welfare reform

July 3rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Professor Sir Tom Devine has joined fellow prominent Catholics in calling for change in the UK Government’s welfare reforms. Professor Devine (above) has signed a letter from Ekklesia, a non-profit Christian think tank, and the Centre for Welfare Reform, published today and sent to Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith, a Catholic. The letter criticises the government’s introduction of benefits sanctions and cuts to financial help for those with disabilities, including children. The letter is singed by a number of prominent Catholics including the Scottish historian Professor Devine, the Union of Catholic Mothers, priests, laypeople, academics, journalists ... continue reading.

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.

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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.

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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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Asia Bibi still a death row prisoner after six years

June 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

British Pakistani Christians call for release of the mother charged under strict blasphemy laws... continue reading.


Scotland reacts to Pope’s environmental encyclical with ‘help to save the world’ message

June 18th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Tartaglia, president of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, and the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund call for prayers and action to protect God's creation, including lobbying of the Prime Minister... continue reading.

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Charles Kennedy’s funeral in Fort William parish tomorrow

June 11th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The funeral of the former Lib Dem leader will take place in St John the Evangelist, Caol, at 12 noon.... continue reading.

Sectarianism report: Catholic schools not to blame for problem

June 5th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholic officials and academics respond to Scottish Government report... continue reading.

Scotland’s Caritas pupils bring hope to society, Pope says

June 4th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

More than 1100 senior school students received the Caritas Award at a ceremony in the Clyde Auditorium last night and were given a special blessing from Pope Francis... continue reading.

Niagara Falls turns Mary’s Meals blue

June 4th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Global landmark was lit up in Mary’s Meals’ signature blue to mark the launch of The Shed That Fed A Million Children.... continue reading.

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  • Full photo report on the reinstated St Margaret of Scotland pilgrimage.
  • Bishop Stephen Robson invites Scots to join the pilgrimage to the 2016 Eucharistic Congress.
  • New Holy House at Carfin Grotto is blessed by Bishop Joseph Toal.
  • Jubilees of Frs Frank O’Rourke and Stephen Baillie, plus Motherwell clergy changes.
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