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Head master named for Glasgow’s St Aloysius College

May 3rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Jesuit-run St Aloysius College in Glasgow is to have a new headteacher from October. The private school’s governors announced on Tuesday that Matthew Bartlett will be head master with effect from October 24, 2016, replacing John Browne, who will take over as head master at Stonyhurst College, Lancashire, in the autumn. Mr Bartlett (above) is currently headteacher at Dover Grammar School for Girls, which also hosts a co-educational sixth form. The new St Aloysius headteacher said he was delighted to take up the role, describing the Glasgow school as having ‘a treasured place in Jesuit, Catholic and Glaswegian education.’ “It is a ... continue reading.

ISIS plot against Vatican thwarted

April 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Four people were arrested yesterday in Northern Italy over a planned ISIS attack on the Vatican. ... continue reading.


Scots Catholics building Ethiopian health centre

April 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two Catholic women who support a clinic for women with medical problems in Ethiopia have helped lay the foundations of a new medical centre there.... continue reading.


Pro-life debate heating up in Edinburgh and Glasgow

April 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pro-life campaigners took to the streets of Edinburgh last week as debate around the future of abortion in Scotland and the freedom to campaign against it heated up.... continue reading.


Happiness is not a downloadable app

April 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has told teenagers happiness can’t be downloaded like a mobile phone app.... continue reading.


Greens oppose environment of Catholic schools

April 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Controversial stance omitted from 2016 Scottish Green Party manifesto but still remains party policy, Ian Dunn and Daniel Harkins report... continue reading.

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Adolescent girl on path to sainthood

April 27th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Vatican today affirmed heroic virtues of the teenage Spanish Opus Dei member Montserrat Grases aka Montse... continue reading.

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SCIAF director in Nepal to mark first anniversary of earthquake

April 26th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Alistair Dutton of the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund speaks of ongoing need of the people who were impacted by the disaster ... continue reading.

Pro-lifers appalled that the Greens would remove basic legal protection from mothers, unborn children

April 26th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Don’t Stop A Beating Heart campaign flags up Scottish Green Party’s manifesto pledge to liberalise abortion laws that are on the verge of being devolved... continue reading.

AGAP to make Edinburgh Fringe debut with two productions

April 22nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Archdiocese of Glasgow Arts Project (AGAP) is to bring two productions to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the first time.... continue reading.

Scotland helps after Ecuador quake

April 22nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Former missionary priest Fr Martin Chambers on Missio’s pledge... continue reading.

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  • Dr Harry Schnitker explains the very real differences between the green movement and Catholic thinking despite shared interest in the environment.
  • Politicians should listen to Catholic voices, says Richard Purden.

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