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Local authority and Catholic priests resolve transport dispute

September 13th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The decision to increase the number of pupils who can access St Columba’s Primary School was taken last week by Argyll and Bute Council, and comes as a result of a formal request made by the school’s parent council. St Columba’s is the only Catholic school within 70 miles of Oban, but the current catchment area only covers Oban and Dunbeg. This meant that some Catholic pupils did not receive free transport to school, while pupils of Oban High School, which has a bigger catchment area, did.   Short notice Maggie Anderson, the Catholic Church representative on Argyll and Bute’s education committee explained: “Before ... continue reading.
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St Andrews and Edinburgh celebrates bumper weekend for vocations at cathedral

September 13th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A deacon and a permanent deacon were ordained at St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, last week and a man was admitted to the ministry of Acolyte.... continue reading.

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Woman with cancer reveals her ‘very special’ encounter with the relics of St Therese

September 6th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Despite undergoing radiotherapy five days a week, Jane joined her sisters on a visit to the relics at night, when the church was less busy. By Colette Cooper... continue reading.


Church calls for increased funds for palliative care as Scot flies to Switzerland

September 6th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Anthony Horan, director of Catholic Parliamentary Office, said any move towards introducing euthanasia would be a ‘dangerous statement’ by lawmakers.... continue reading.

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Little Flower can make our homes ‘holy places filled with love’

September 6th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Toal addressed thousands of people who attended Carfin Grotto to celebrate the National Pilgrimage Mass.... continue reading.


Kill all Catholics sticker reflects disturbing attitudes, Church says

August 30th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A sticker posted on a busy Glasgow city centre street which called for 'taigs' to be murdered reflects a 'disturbing and hateful attitude towards Catholics,' the Church has said.... continue reading.

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Catholic Asian students in Scotland reveal fears over Vatican deal with Communist China

August 30th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two Catholic students from Macau and China studying in Scotland have shared their concerns about a Vatican deal with the Chinese Government as protests against the communist regime continue in Hong Kong. ... continue reading.

St Thérèse’s Scotland map proves relics’ visit ‘fulfils her wish’

August 30th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St Thérèse of Lisieux drew a map of the British Isles on which she labelled the Scottish cities her relics will visit in the coming weeks, the SCO can reveal. ... continue reading.

Lessons for Scotland from the relics tour of St Thérèse to England and Wales a decade ago

August 23rd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two organisers of the 2009 visit of the relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux to England and Wales have spoken of the legacy of the visit and how it managed to bring people back to the Church.... continue reading.

New qualification will boost RE teacher numbers in Catholic schools amid shortfall

August 23rd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A new qualification that aims to boost the number of RE teachers in Catholic schools was launched at the University of Glasgow on Monday August 19.... continue reading.

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