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Church backs charities’ encyclical guide

September 4th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminister (far right), and Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow (right) are encouraging the Catholic community to embrace the opportunity to reflect, act and pray, following the release of the Pope’s landmark encyclical, Laudato Si’. In a joint statement, which concludes the new encyclical study guide created by development agencies CAFOD and SCIAF, the presidents of the Scottish and the English and Welsh bishops’ conference say: “Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’, is an open dialogue with all people on the care of our common home. “As a Catholic community, we are called by our faith to stand ... continue reading.
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Catholic leaders call on Prime Minister to step up efforts for refugees

September 3rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop John Keenan and Cardinal Vincent Nichols lead the call for action after shocking images of a drowned Syrian child but David Cameron remains unmoved... continue reading.

Soldier escorts schoolchildren from Army Public School attacked by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan

Pope decries war, persecution and weapons bathed in blood of the innocent

September 2nd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Speaking at the end of his general audience, the Holy Father said 'war never again' is the desire of victims of conflict... continue reading.


Archbishop Tartaglia meets with abuse victim

September 1st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland met with Dave Sharp after issuing an apology following the publication of the McLellan report... continue reading.


Half of Scots still describe themselves as Christian

August 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The challenge for the Catholic Church is to reach out to those who feel disaffected, a spokesman said in response to the government survey... continue reading.


SPUC applauds doctors’ opposition to assisted suicide bill

August 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pro-life campaigners have welcomed an open letter signed by close to 90 doctors against the Marris bill to legalise assisted suicide.... continue reading.


Nuncio to Ireland speaks out about number of priests, aftermath of abuse

August 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Charles Brown, the Papal nuncio to Ireland, has said relations between Ireland and the Vatican have improved immensely in the past few years.... continue reading.

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Bishops apologise, ‘shamed and pained’ by abuse

August 21st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishops’ Conference of Scotland president joined by members of the hierarchy to respond to the McLellan report on abuse handling... continue reading.

Doors open at medieval church

August 19th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Visitors will be have a rare opportunity on Saturday September 5 to see the ancient and unique church in Cardross. St Mahew’s is one of only four medieval churches in Scotland, which has restored to its former use as a Catholic church. In a peaceful rural setting, on the hillside overlooking the Clyde, it is the oldest church in Glasgow Archdiocese and is still in regular use at the heart of its parish community.... continue reading.

Bishops of Scotland say they are ‘shamed and pained’ by abuse within the Church

August 18th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

During Mass at St Andrew’s Cathedral today, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia offered the Scottish Church’s full response to the publication of the McLellan report from the commission chaired by Dr Andrew McLellan, a former Church of Scotland Moderator... continue reading.

Scottish Church must put abuse survivors first and apologise

August 18th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

After the McLellan report's release this morning, the President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland extends apology from the hierarchy for Church's handing of abuse Church safeguarding staff commit to implementing commission's recommendations... continue reading.

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