This weeks national news


Double your money for SCIAF, but only before May 17

May 5th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SCIAF is urging its supporters in parishes and schools to send in their Wee Box donations before the May 17 to make sure all they give will be doubled by the UK Government. This year the charity’s Lent appeal qualified for an aid-match scheme which means that every £1 given before the deadline will be matched by government funding. SCIAF Director Alistair Dutton is urging parishes and schools to send in money raised as soon as possible to make the dealine this month. “We’re extremely thankful to everyone who’s helped our Wee Box appeal this year—we’ve had a fantastic response,” he said. ... continue reading.

Urgent appeal to help Nepal

May 1st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SCIAF’s aid reaches earthquake survivors immediately through Caritas network... continue reading.


Church wants human rights inspection of Dungavel

May 1st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Catholic Church in Scotland has backed a campaign for independent groups to be granted access to the immigration detention centre at Dungavel.... continue reading.


MSPs confirm assisted suicide bill is flawed

April 30th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish Parliament to vote on bill regardless... continue reading.

Karen Buckley funeral

Karen Buckley funeral: ‘24 years simply does not seem the right time to die’

April 28th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Family, mourners say final farewell to murdered nursing student at the Church of St Michael the Archangel in Analeentha, County Cork, today... continue reading.


Number of nuns in England and Wales reaches 25-year high

April 23rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Figures show 45 women entered religious life last year, triple the number that entered in 2009.... continue reading.

8- Bracknell at St Joseph's

Inspirational art gallery on English parish’s railings

April 16th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Cardinal Vincent Nichols sings praises of community group in Bracknell outside London that has installed paintings of Pope Francis and other inspiring figures on railings of St Joseph’s... continue reading.

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Prayers for nursing student missing in Glasgow

April 15th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Hometown priest of an Irish woman says community is praying for her return... continue reading.

Scotland’s bishops speak out ahead of general election

April 10th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Guide voters on key issues, call politicians of faith to task... continue reading.

Church, charity aim to equip voters ahead of May 7 election

April 10th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two new guides aim to help Catholics make an informed choice when voting in May’s general election.... continue reading.

High praise for New Movement conference

April 10th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A leading Canon lawyer and Vatican official will speak this June at a two-day conference in Glasgow that will bringContinue Reading... continue reading.

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  • Deputy First Minister addresses Catholic headteachers.
  • Glasgow gives thanks for 50 years of SCIAF.
  • Canon Bernard Canning on St John Ogilvie’s footsteps in Paisley.
  • Mary McGinty’s poignant thoughts on her daughter’s wedding reception on the night Karen Buckley was killed in Glasgow.
  • Latest developments after earthquake in Nepal.



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