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Seminarians get conflict and safety training

September 21st, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Five seminarians from the Scots College in Rome, and one from Waterford Diocese, made ecclesiastical history when they took part last week in a personal safety and conflict management course at St Fergus Church in Paisley. The course is the first of its type to be provided for clergy anywhere in Scotland. Paisley Diocese vocations director Fr John Morrison organised the course with Mike Greville, director of conflict resolution training specialists Salvas, after reading a piece in the Scottish Catholic Observer last year about the need for better risk management training for clergy. The course covered topics such as body language in ... continue reading.

No more assaults on Catholic education from our party, vows Lib Dem MSP

September 14th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP has vowed there will be no more assaults on Catholic ­education from his party, after he helped defer a motion at last week’s Lib Dem ­conference that would have called for the end of Catholic schools.... continue reading.


It’s as ‘edgy’ to preach the message of Christ now as it was in the time of the apostles, Bishop Barron tells Scots

September 14th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Daniel Harkins reports on the American bishop who brought Scottish Catholics out in force.... continue reading.


Documentary reveals the deep Faith and kindness of Celtic’s Tommy Burns

September 14th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE Catholic Faith of former Celtic footballer and manager Tommy Burns has been portrayed in a new documentary to mark the tenth year of his death.... continue reading.


Lib Dems to consider adopting policy to end Catholic education in Scotland

September 7th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Church and several LD party members have condemned the motion. — By Ryan McDougall... continue reading.


Lay-led efforts needed to purify Church, says Paisley bishop

September 7th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland’s bishops have addressed Catholics as recriminations over an abuse scandal in the United States spreads to Rome... continue reading.


Glasgow Archbishop: Jesus must be at the centre of Catholic schools

September 7th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Archbishop of Glasgow addressed an audience of Scottish Catholic teaching staff from all over the country. — By Ryan McDougall ... continue reading.

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Pro-life movement wrongly caricatured as the enemy of women, Archbishop says

August 31st, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Tartaglia of Glasgow addressed SPUC, MSPs and fellow clergymen on the issue.... continue reading.

£3.2 million raised by SCIAF’s Wee Box Appeal

August 31st, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The charity are on track to receive an aid booster following their ‘tremendous’ success — By Ryan McDougall... continue reading.

Scottish seminarians’ dispatch from Rome is a hit

August 29th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

There has been a ‘remarkable’ ­reaction to the Scots College Magazine, says Deacon Charles Coyle of ­Motherwell Diocese after the second edition of the revamped seminary publication was released earlier this month.... continue reading.

Justice secretary assures Catholics over attempts to define sectarianism

August 24th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

There will be consultation with the Catholic Church and community before any action is taken to define sectarianism in Scotland, the justice secretary Humza Yousaf said as he condemned anti-Catholic hate crime.... continue reading.

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