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Our Catholic schools need you

February 5th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The urgent need for more Catholic teachers in Scotland will have ‘significant consequences’ if left unanswered, according to the Archbishop of Glasgow. Archbishop Philip Tartaglia has appealed not only for more young people to consider teaching as a career but also for Catholics teaching in non-denominational schools to consider transferring to a Catholic school. As Catholic Education Week drew to a close, Archbishop Tartaglia, president of the Scottish Catholic Education Service (SCES), repeatedly drew attention to the ‘acute’ problem as schools struggle to fill vacancies with qualified Catholic teachers. Teacher shortages are an issue nationally, with rural areas and particular STEM ... continue reading.

Mercy in special audience, Lenten message

February 5th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The joy that comes from conveying God’s love and mercy is ‘the concrete sign that we have met Jesus,’ the Pope said during his first jubilee audience on Saturday. ... continue reading.


Lentfest 2016 promises to be bigger and bolder than ever

February 5th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Return of a fuller arts programme in Glasgow... continue reading.


Ashes on the streets of Sunderland

February 4th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholic and Anglican bishops offer Ashes to Go next Wednesday, ROBERT WILSON reports... continue reading.

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Pope invites children into Popemobile before address on forgiveness

February 3rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

We must be open to forgiveness and mercy and be ready to share it with others, Holy Father said... continue reading.


Pope speaks from heart to religious on vocations crisis

February 2nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has said the Church must respond to the crisis of vocations with intensified prayer, not despair or a lax admissions process.... continue reading.


The weak and vulnerable are ‘most valuable’ in God’s eyes

February 1st, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has reminded Catholics that the weak and vulnerable are ‘most valuable’ in God’s eyes. Addressing his weekly AngelusContinue Reading... continue reading.

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Website helps new annulment process

January 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Scottish Catholic Interdiocesan Tribunal based in Glasgow recently launched its own website The website offers practical information forContinue Reading... continue reading.

Don’t confuse marriage with other unions, Holy Father tells Vatican Court

January 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has reaffirmed marriage as an indissoluble bond between one man and woman that should not be confused with other sorts of unions.... continue reading.

Visionary 1230 Pluscarden pilgrimage for summer 2017

January 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Retired Gordon Highlander Lt Col David Broadfoot MBE’s idea aims to help foot £5 million bill... continue reading.

Tributes paid to the late Bishop Ian Murray

January 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Funeral arrangements being made for the Bishop Emeritus for Argyll and the Isles, the St Andrews and Edinburgh priest who studied, and became rector, at the Scots College in Spain... continue reading.

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  • Bishop Hugh Gilbert and Lord David Alton among this years speakers at the Gonzaga lectures.
  • Celtic roots Mass and Celtic Connections reviews.
  • Burns supper at St Mirin’s in Paisley.
  • Abortion: The greatest moral fraud of all, says Hugh Dougherty.

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