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World Youth Day begins with plea for mercy

July 27th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St. John Paul II's former secretary urged young Catholics to spread a ‘message of divine mercy’ worldwide at the opening Mass of World Youth day last night. "We come from every nation under heaven, like those who came in great numbers to Jerusalem on Pentecost Day, but there are incomparably more of us now than 2,000 years ago, because we are accompanied by centuries of preaching the Gospel," Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz of Krakow said. "We bring experience of various cultures, traditions and languages. But what we also bring are testimonies of faith and holiness of our brothers and sisters, followers ... continue reading.
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400 Scottish pilgrims pray together in Poland

July 26th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Last night saw a Scottish Gathering in Krakow, as hundreds of pilgrims meet up for prayers and ceilidh in Krakow before the official start of World Youth Day today. ... continue reading.

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Scottish pilgrims flock to Krakow

July 25th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Young pilgrims from all across Scotland have touched down in Poland over the weekend to take part in this year’s World Youth Day celebrations in Krakow. ... continue reading.

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Scottish Bishop’s appoint new director of Catholic Parliamentary Office

July 22nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Lawyer Anthony Horan will take up the post from July 25.... continue reading.


Much loved Galloway priest to retire

July 19th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Canon Patrick Keegans, (above) administrator at St Margaret's Cathedral in Ayr, has been forced to retire after being told he will permanently lose his voice if he does not rest it with immediate effect.... continue reading.


Mark Millar urges comic fans to do one good deed

July 19th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholic comic book writer Mark Millar talks to the SCO about his new One Good Deed social media initiative and his faith... continue reading.


Spend Trident money on the poor, Bishops say

July 15th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Bishops of Scotland have told the UK government ‘lives are being lost’ because they intend to spend millions on a new nuclear weapons system rather than helping the needy.... continue reading.

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Vigil for Catholic school girl who died at T in the Park

July 13th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A candlelit vigil is to be held tomorrow in the hometown of 17-year-old Megan Bell, from Seaham, County Durham, a pupil at St Anthony’s Girls’ Catholic Academy in Sunderland.... continue reading.

‘We want you to stay’

July 8th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Gilbert of Aberdeen urges love and gratitude towards immigrants after EU vote... continue reading.

Brexit won’t stop Lourdes pilgrims

July 1st, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland’s Lourdes pilgrimage organisers reassure travellers as UK deals with fallout from historic EU referendum vote... continue reading.

From IS caliphate to Carfin youth rally

June 24th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Hundreds of Scottish pupils at ACN youth rally stand in solidarity with Iraqi Christian refugee who fled ISIS... continue reading.

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