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Archbishop Martin says Pope to visit Ireland for 2018 meeting of families

May 20th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin confirmed that Pope Francis, or his successor, will visit Ireland in 2018 for the World Meeting of Families. Archbishop Martin (above) confirmed that when he discussed the issue of visiting Ireland with the pontiff, Pope Francis said: “‘I will come’, and he said, ‘if I don’t come, my successor will come.'” As well as Dublin, the Pope would probably visit Northern Ireland to complete the 1979 historic pilgrimage of St John Paul II, when rising tensions in the north made a visit there impossible. The Irish Catholic said Archbishop Martin made his remarks in an interview with the ... continue reading.

June pilgrimage for St Margaret, who sought social justice through mercy

May 20th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

‘St Margaret of Scotland’ made an appearance at a 12th century Edinburgh church last week to publicise the second annual pilgrimage in honour of the Scottish queen and saint.... continue reading.


Candidates for priesthood share their thoughts

May 20th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two seminarians from Aberdeen Diocese gave a remarkable insight into their thoughts after being admitted to candidacy.... continue reading.

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March for Life moves Scots but not the RCM

May 20th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pro-life event a success even as controversy over time limits on abortion rages on, midwife Mary Doogan says... continue reading.

9 Barbara Coupar

New director for Scottish Catholic Education Service announced

May 17th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Barbara Coupar, a SCES executive board member, will will take over from Michael McGrath when he retires this summer... continue reading.

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Relics of St Anthony of St Padua to come to Paisley

May 17th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St Mirin’s Cathedral will host the relics of the 13th century saint, who called God the 'Father of Mercy,' in the Year of Mercy on June 19... continue reading.


Burma emerges from ‘hell’

May 13th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Cardinal Bo prays for Scotland, seeks support for Burma (Myanmar)... continue reading.

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‘Onwards! Onwards! Onwards!’ Pope tells Mary’s Meals founder

May 11th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, chief executive of the school-feeding charity named after Our Lady, met the Holy Father after his weekly general audience thanks to the Scotland’s bishops... continue reading.

Rallying call: Stand up for religious freedom

May 6th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pupils invited to ACN Scotland youth rally on June 16... continue reading.

Greens oppose environment of Catholic schools

April 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Controversial stance omitted from 2016 Scottish Green Party manifesto but still remains party policy, Ian Dunn and Daniel Harkins report... continue reading.

Pro-lifers appalled that the Greens would remove basic legal protection from mothers, unborn children

April 26th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Don’t Stop A Beating Heart campaign flags up Scottish Green Party’s manifesto pledge to liberalise abortion laws that are on the verge of being devolved... continue reading.

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  • Our Lady of Fatima celebrations in Carfin.
  • Beware the false secular utopia, says Peter Kearney.
  • Hugh McLoughlin says that the Holyrood election results poses challenges for the Church.
  • Senior students from five Scottish schools are preparing for a trip to India next month to help raise the profile of a charity that works with disabled people.
  • Pauline bookstore in Glasgow on the move to St Enoch’s Square.

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