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Orange walks rerouted after parishioners abused

May 24th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The move was made after ‘significant’ concerns were lodged by Police Scotland and follows anti-Catholic abuse being aimed at parishioners as an Orange walk passed the church on Saturday. The Apprentice Boys of Derry and the Dalmarnock No Surrender Branch Club were to march on Saturday June 1 and the Dalmarnock Orange and Purple District 50 and the Orange and Purple District 37 were to parade on June 2. All four of the marches were scheduled to pass St Alphonsus’ Church on London Road where Canon Tom White was attacked last year. Police said they were concerned for the local ... continue reading.
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‘A generous, fierce and loyal defender of the Faith’ – tributes on death of Bishop Devine

May 24th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Joseph Devine has been described as a generous, fierce and loyal servant as tributes from SCIAF and Scotland’s hierarchy poured in for the late former Bishop of Motherwell.... continue reading.


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No arrests as parishioners branded ‘fenians’ outside their church

May 24th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Glasgow parishioners were abused as ‘Fenian b*****ds’ last week as a heavily policed Orange walk marched past St Alphonsus Church in the East End on Saturday May 18. ... continue reading.


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Churches unite in opposition to Edinburgh Sunday parking charges

May 24th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Christian churches in Edinburgh have united in opposition to Sunday parking charges being introduced in the city centre. — By Daniel Harkins and Peter Diamond ... continue reading.


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SCO-backed Mary’s Meals campaign raises £4 million for hungry children

May 24th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A campaign by Mary’s Meals that was backed by the SCO has raised an incredible £4 million towards feeding and educating children in Zambia.... continue reading.


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Bishop meets council over education rep voting van

May 24th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Stephen Robson of Dunkeld has met with Perth and Kinross Council after the SCO revealed Church concern over a decision to remove voting rights from religious reps on education committees.... continue reading.


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Bishop Joseph Devine has died

May 23rd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Joseph Devine died on Thursday May 23 at the age of 81.... continue reading.


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Comfort for bereaved families at Cumbernauld walk for those who have lost a child

May 17th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholics from Cumbernauld and beyond gathered in the town on Saturday May 11 in honour of babies who have died.... continue reading.


Bishops welcome new Vatican guidelines on safeguarding

May 17th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Pope’s new Safeguarding procedures have been heralded as ‘a significant move for the global Church’ by the bishop overseeing the protection of minors and vulnerable people in Scotland.... continue reading.


Church should be more ‘evangelical’ on pro-life issue, bishop says

May 17th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishops comments come as MSP backs the March for Life and reveals difficulty of speaking against abortion — By Peter Diamond and Ryan McDougall... continue reading.


Catholics urged to use their vote in European elections

May 17th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The forthcoming EU elections present Catholics the opportunity to engage with democracy for the ‘common good,’ the director of the Catholic Parliamentary office has said. — By Ryan McDougall and Peter Diamond ... continue reading.



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