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Scots urged to love the poor at launch of poverty project

December 2nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Leo Cushley marked Scotland’s national day this week by launching a new project to help the nation’s poorest. Caritas Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh will promote anti-poverty initiatives like foodbanks and soup kitchens across the 113 parishes of the archdiocese. It will help parishes to both create their own projects and also import and take ownership of programmes by existing charitable bodies, such as the Society of St Vincent de Paul, the Missionaries of Charity or the St Catherine’s Mercy Centre in Edinburgh. “Scotland is a country of great peace and prosperity, beauty and bounty, and yet ours is ... continue reading.

Bishop’s support for stranded sailors

December 2nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen has been helping to minister to a crew of a ship that has been detained in Aberdeen for months over non-payment of sailors’ wages. ... continue reading.


Priest marks centenary of relative’s Somme death

December 2nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A PARISH priest from Renfrew has followed in the footsteps of an army relative to mark the centenary of his death at the Battle of the Somme.... continue reading.


Pope announces 2018 Ireland visit after meeting PM

December 2nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

POPE Francis will visit Ireland in 2018, it was announced following a meeting with the Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny.... continue reading.


Pope Francis will visit Ireland in 2018

November 28th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny met the Holy Father this morning and said the Pope confirmed he will travel to Ireland in August 2018.... continue reading.


SCIAF’s Christmas appeal for aid to help Syrian crisis

November 25th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SCIAF is launching an emergency Christmas appeal to help thousands of desperately poor Syrians whose lives have been torn apart by war. ... continue reading.


Archbishop receives Year of Mercy letter from Pope

November 25th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Cushley represented world bishops at closure of Holy Year... continue reading.

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Northern Irish backlash for Sturgeon over abortion access

November 25th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A senior Northern Irish politician has said Nicola Sturgeon should ‘leave well alone’ after announcing she would consider giving Northern Irish women free access to NHS abortions in Scotland.... continue reading.

Exciting new Scottish app to find Mass launches in Rome

November 22nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The world’s first interactive, GPS-powered, Holy Mass and Confession finder app, which was developed in Scotland has been launched in Rome. ... continue reading.

Pope Francis extends priests’ permission to grant abortion absolution

November 21st, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In a letter to end the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has formally given all priests permanent permission to grant absolution to those who confess to having procured an abortion. ... continue reading.

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