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Pope invited to Glasgow in 2020

July 12th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has been invited to Glasgow for the centenary of Catholic charity Apostleship of the Sea. Deacon Doug Duncan, Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) port chaplain for Aberdeen and the North East, met the Holy Father while in Rome for the European regional meeting of AoS, which is also known as Stella Maris. The charity helps seafarers around the world, and was founded in Glasgow in 1920. “It was a real blessing to meet Pope Francis on the final day [of the conference],” Deacon Duncan, who is also chairman of the pastoral committee for Stella Maris Great Britain, said. “I just asked ... continue reading.
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Faith and Lourdes helped victim of infected blood scandal, inquiry hears

July 12th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholic woman's moving testimony to inquiry into infected blood scandal... continue reading.

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Catholic groups and campaigners join forces to fight Serco refugee evictions

July 12th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Campaigners are seeking parish support for people made homeless after being refused asylum in the UK.... continue reading.

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Annual ‘blessing of the boats’ event takes place in Castlebay

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An annual ‘blessing of the boats’ took place in the Isles last week, allowing the sick and housebound to receive the Eucharist amid the glorious sunshine.... continue reading.

Zachary Ross Bush smiles as he and other children process after receiving their first Communion May 5, 2019, at St. Mary Church in Schwenksville, Pa. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

First communion costs in Scotland contrast with irish extravagance

July 12th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Spending on First Communions in Scotland remains relatively modest in contrast to ballooning cost in Ireland, according to two priests from contrasting parts of the country.... continue reading.

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Fr Campbell is ordained for Argyll and the Isles Diocese

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The first man from the Isles to be ordained for Argyll and the Isles in 20 years has said he is hoping to help re-ignite the Sacrament of Reconciliation.... continue reading.

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Long-serving PA to Aberdeen bishops retires with a papal award

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The ‘right-hand woman’ to three bishops received a papal award as she retired after two decades of dedicated service to Aberdeen Diocese.... continue reading.

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Bishop praises catechists on Pluscarden pilgrimage

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The Bishop of Aberdeen has praised diocesan catechists for their service to the youth, and encouraged more laypeople to consider taking on catechetical roles.... continue reading.

lollipop man, botanist, teacher: new priests are called from all walks of life

July 5th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Five ordinations to the priesthood in one week illustrates the wide variety of men called by God... continue reading.

Police Scotland concern over anti-sectarianism course criticising Catholic schools

July 5th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Police Scotland has raised concerns that anti-sectarianism organisations are teaching that Catholic schools are 'ipso facto sectarian.'... continue reading.

New appointments announced in Motherwell and Argyll and the Isles dioceses

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Two Scottish dioceses have announced clergy changes.... continue reading.

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