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Scotland’s ‘petty intolerance’ condemned after ‘FTP’ licence plate put on sale for £900

January 11th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The ads were posted on the sales site Gumtree in December advertising the licence plate ‘S6 FTP’ with an asking price of £900. An accompanying sales notice read: “S6 FTP Stevie G FTP. Plate for sale for true blue nose, bears. Originally on supporters minibus.” ‘FTP’ is a commonly used acronym for ‘f**k the Pope,’ a phrase used often by some fans of Rangers Football Club, whose supporters go by the nicknames of ‘bears’ and bluenoses.’ Last year, former Rangers player Ian Durrant was criticised for shouting the phrase at a club dinner.   DVLA response A spokesperson for the DVLA said the vast majority ... continue reading.
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Politicians back bishop’s call for Catholics to join political parties – but pro-life struggles highlighted

January 11th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Politicians have backed a call from the Bishop of Galloway for Catholics to become more involved in politics—but one councillor has spoken about the difficulties facing legislators who take stances based on their religious views.... continue reading.


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Heritage appointee is looking to record stories of parishes’ hidden female heroes

January 11th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Catholic heritage project is looking to record the stories of women who are the ‘hidden heroes’ of parishes. ... continue reading.


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Six men to prepare for priesthood in Spain

January 11th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Six men from Scotland have enrolled this week at the Royal Scots College in Salamanca Spain as part of the preparations for the priesthood.... continue reading.


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We all have a duty to make the world better, says Scotland’s newest priest

January 4th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland’s newest priest has revealed he has already ‘felt the closeness of God and the love of His people’ when celebrating his first Mass.... continue reading.


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Political leaders issue Christmas messages to Catholic community and all Scotland’s Christians

December 21st, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard and Conservative MSP Donald Cameron gave their best wishes to Scottish Catholics.... continue reading.


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Bambinelli Sunday to link kids with Christ

December 14th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Grandparents have taken inspiration from the Pope as they seek to ensure children celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.... continue reading.


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‘Catholic lite’ has failed the Church in the West, writer says

December 14th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The author of St Pope John Paul II’s best-selling biography told Catholics in Edinburgh last week that a ‘watered-down, diet version of Catholicism’ is failing the Church in the west.... continue reading.


Labour MSP says there is a ‘rise in anti-Catholic sentiment’ in Scotland

December 14th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Catholic MSP said she feels a ‘rise in anti-Catholic sentiment in the country,’ after receiving ‘hateful’ Tweets about Catholic education during a Scottish Parliament event to highlight religious persecution.... continue reading.


Free speech fears on campus after pro-life ban

December 7th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Students have expressed their fears for the future of Catholic viewpoints on Scottish campuses, after two universities clamped down on pro-life groups.... continue reading.


Scottish Government and MSPs recognise the ‘hugely positive’ contribution of the Catholic community to Scotland

December 7th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The ‘hugely positive’ contribution of the Catholic community to Scotland was recognised by the Government at the Scottish Parliament last week, as MSPs were given an insight into the good works of the Church.... continue reading.



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P1-JAN-11-2019

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  • Festival to focus on St Mungo as a refugee
  • Heritage appointee is looking to record stories of parishes’ hidden female heroes
  • Cardinal Burke celebrates Rome funeral for Scottish priest
  • The merchant’s son who renounced his wealth, by Dr Harry Schnitker
  • In praise of those who find strength in God, by Richard Purden

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