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Edinburgh’s Gillis Centre to close

August 14th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The centre, which is also a conference venue, last year posted a loss of £48,000. It employs 12 staff. “This is sad day for the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh and especially for all those who work at the Gillis Centre,” Alastair Lamond of the archdiocese’s board of trustees, said. “The very regrettable reality is that the Gillis Centre is running at a loss and, after considering all our options based upon the best of professional advice, the trustees of the archdiocese have reluctantly decided that the centre should cease trading as of later this year. The Gillis Centre, which ... continue reading.

Archbishop’s radical plan to decentralise St Andrews & Edinburgh curia

August 14th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Leo Cushley has unveiled radical plans to strip down the curia of St Andrews & Edinburgh Archdiocese to empower priests and laity to evangelise their local communities. ... continue reading.


Tributes paid to ‘much loved’ South Uist priest

August 14th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Tributes flooded in for a much-loved South Uist priest after his sad passing yesterday.... continue reading.


Financial pressure forces closure of St Ninian Institute

August 11th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

After five years the St Ninian Institute located at Dunkeld’s diocesan centre in Dundee is to close down.... continue reading.


Banker’s bizarre plan for state control of religion

August 11th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

MSPs condemn Creative Scotland head’s comments on women priests. - By IAN DUNN ... continue reading.


Scotland ‘still suspicious of Catholics’

August 11th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

-Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow has warned that Scotland still harbours ‘a vague suspicion that Catholics don’t really belong’ and the Church should expect ‘rough treatment’ in the years to come. -By IAN DUNN ... continue reading.

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Cardinal Burke is coming to Scotland

August 11th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

One of the Church’s most prominent members of clergy will visit Scotland next month.... continue reading.

Bishop condemns ‘great shame’ of rising homelessness figures in Scotland

August 10th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop William Nolan of Galloway has condemned the ‘great shame’ of homelessness in Scotland as a new report by the charity Crisis indicated that the problem is set to get worse. - By Amanda Connelly... continue reading.

Pope orders Belgian brothers to stop performing euthanasia on patients

August 9th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has ordered a group of Belgian Brothers to stop offering euthanasia to psychiatric patients, giving them until the end of August to stop the practice. ... continue reading.

St Barbara watches over Glasgow tunnel workers

August 4th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Tunnellers building a 3.1-mile, £100m tunnel for Scottish Water between Queen’s Park and Shieldhall on Glasgow’s south side swear by a special ‘safety’ measure which helps protect them as they dig below city parks and streets. -BY HUGH DOUGHERTY ... continue reading.

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