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Racing against time to save St Paul’s Church

August 28th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Frank Hannigan is running in the Paisley 10k Race and Fun Run to raise funds to help keep St Paul’s Church in the town open. He’s hoping to raise £5000 in sponsorship for completing the course, which will go towards the £30,000 the Paisley church needs by November to pay its annual running costs and guarantee it stays open next year. St Paul’s Church—a landmark in the Foxbar housing scheme for generations—was opened in 1964, but a falling population and declining attendances has meant less money coming in. Already, cost-savings have been made with Masses being held in the church hall ... continue reading.

Pope calls for peace in the Ukraine

August 28th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Holy Father has again called for peace in Ukraine as the nation faces continued conflict in the war that has claimed thousands of lives since early last year.... continue reading.


Celebrating life at St Margaret’s Hospice

August 28th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Glasgow’s archbishop marks 65th year of hospice, 200th anniversary of the Religious Sisters of Charity ... 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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Australian bishop faults Papal leadership on clerical abuse

August 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The retired auxiliary bishop of Sydney has called on Pope Francis to show more leadership when dealing with historical child abuse within the Catholic Church. ... 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.

One man’s ‘organ keys to the kingdom’ mission

August 21st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

An amateur musician visited three of Scotland’s Catholic Cathedrals as he inched closer to completing a decade-long endeavour to play every cathedral organ in the United Kingdom.... continue reading.

African cardinal hopes the synod will help local church

August 21st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

This October’s synod will allow bishops to adapt Church teaching on the family to the local culture, political landscape and economic situation, an African cardinal has predicted.... continue reading.

Date set for ordination of two new priest for St Andrews and Edinburgh

August 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Deacons Tony Lappin and former SCO employee Jamie McMorrin will be ordained St Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral next summer ... continue reading.

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  • Archbishop Cushley’s homily during Mass to mark the annual Edinburgh International Festival highlighted the plight of those fleeing conflict in the Middle East and Africa.
  • Glasgow pilgrims report from diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes.
  • Ecumenical memorial service for Fr Gerard W Hughes SJ.
  • Essex parish appeals for aid for Calais refugees.
  • The Knights of St Columba pray for and with young Catholics this month.

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