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Pope urges more help for Ebola victims

October 31st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

by Clare Louise McKenna Speaking earlier this week the Pope said that as the epidemic worsened he wanted ‘to express my deep concern for this relentless illness that is spreading particularly on the African continent and especially among populations that are already disadvantaged’. He invited the public to keep those who are affected lives in their prayers and added, “I hope the international community may provide much needed help to alleviate the sufferings of our brothers and sisters”. The Pope offered his prayers and solidarity with the sick, as well as with the doctors, nurses, volunteers, religious orders and humanitarian agencies working ... continue reading.

Named Person scheme website under fire

October 31st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Government’s online educational portal described as ‘blatant propaganda’ by critics of the legislation... continue reading.


Honour for teacher who inspired a generation

October 24th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland’s pre-eminent historian will this week pay tribute to a Glasgow schoolteacher who influenced an entire generation of Catholic scholars and conducted internationally respected research during summer holidays from his teaching work.... continue reading.


The family debate is not over

October 24th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

After final synod document, Pope calls for Church to keep discussions moving forward... continue reading.


‘God only knows’ if Christians will survive in the Middle East

October 17th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Lebanese bishop gives Scots harrowing account of ongoing religious persecution... continue reading.


Mary’s Meals extends feeding programme into Zambia

October 17th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Mary’s Meals has rolled out its school feeding programme to Zambia, one of the world’s poorest countries.... continue reading.


Love is the answer to marriage crisis

October 10th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow tells extraordinary synod of need to heal and support couples and the family in Scotland and beyond... continue reading.

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Pope accepts Bishop Conry’s resignation

October 10th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the Bishop of Arundel and Brighton.... continue reading.

Scottish pilgrims join the multitudes for Beatification of Bishop Álvaro del Portillo

October 3rd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Tens of thousands of pilgrims, including some from Scotland, gathered in Madrid last Saturday for the Beatification of a Spanish bishop who was an important early leader of Opus Dei.... continue reading.

Lebanese archbishop to visit Scotland calling for solidarity

September 30th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Aid to the Church in Need calls on people to stand in solidarity with Middle East faithful, reports: Michael J Robinson for the charity ... continue reading.

Bishops help order mark its 25th year

September 26th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St Andrew’s Cathedral in Glasgow was the scene of rejoicing as Bishop Joseph Toal of Motherwell helped the Scottish Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre mark its 25th anniversary.... continue reading.

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