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Lebanese archbishop to visit Scotland calling for solidarity

September 30th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE plight of vast numbers of people fleeing persecution in the Middle East and what should be done to help them will be the core questions addressed at an event in Scotland led by an archbishop from Lebanon. Aid to the Church in Need, the Catholic charity for persecuted and other suffering Christians, will welcome Archbishop Elias Nassar (above) to Motherwell Diocese on Thursday October 9. The Maronite-rite Catholic bishop of Saida, Lebanon, will give his account of what is being done to help refugees flooding in at record levels from war-torn Syria and Iraq Amid growing concerns about the survival of ... continue reading.

Warning of group funerals in Ireland due to vocations crisis

September 30th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Association of Catholic Priests is calling for radical changes to prevent a future of group funerals and weddings as a result of priest shortages.... continue reading.


English Bishop resigns

September 29th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Kieran Conry of Arundel and Brighton announced his resignation in a letter to parishioners, which preceded separate accusations about an affair with a married woman... 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.


Pope in Albania: ‘Don’t use religion as pretext for violence’

September 26th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis paid a prayerful and emotional visit to Albania last Sunday and spoke out against those who use religion as pretext for violence.... continue reading.


Church pays tribute to First Minister

September 26th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland’s bishops call for active Catholic participation post referendum... continue reading.

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Foodbank unites Glasgow in spirit of reconciliation and giving

September 25th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A father and son team who spurred generous Glaswegians into giving hundreds of bags of food to the needy last week are to host a charity gathering in George Square this weekend.... continue reading.

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Bishop Robson makes new appointments for Dunkeld Diocese

September 24th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two new vicars general have been appointed, vicars episcopal named to conduct pastoral work, and orders and foreign priests come into the diocese... continue reading.

Scot among five women Pope appoints to the International Theological Commission

September 23rd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Glasgow University graduate Moira McQueen is one of the 30 new appointments made to the International Theological Commission... continue reading.

Post-referendum: Scotland’s bishops call for Christian message to be upheld

September 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

After the 55 to 45 per cent no vote in yesterday’s independence referendum, Scotland’s bishops this morning urge the Catholic community to continue to engage in public debate and decision-making.... continue reading.

Paisley bishop in vocations awareness drive among young Catholics

September 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop John Keenan spoke to schoolchildren from across Paisley Diocese this week as part of a vocations awareness drive that reached out to the future of the Church.... continue reading.

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  • Archbishop Leo Cushley celebrates the Red Mass for the legal profession at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh.
  • Reconciliation service in Edinburgh follows post-referendum violence in Glasgow’s George Square.
  • UK’s Christian leaders speak out against Trident.
  • Senior secondary school pupils sign up in great numbers for Caritas Award programme.
  • Scottish authors launch book Reclaiming the Piazza: Catholic Education as a Cultural Project in Rome.

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