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Mary's Meals celebrates £425,000 funding boost[3]

Mary’s Meals gets six-figure boost

July 19th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Mary's Meals have received a booster of £425,000, thanks to the generosity of the People's Postcode Lottery, which will help them to provide nourishment to some of the world's poorest children. Part of the funding will go towards 9,000 impoverished children across the world. The remainder is set to help Mary's Meals, named after Our Lady, grow as a charity in order to reach out to more children at risk of starvation. Tracey Black and Gilli Chrystal, players of the People's Postcode Lottery, joined Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow, the charity's chief exectutive, and Callum Aitken, programmes advisor with the People's Postcode Lottery in Dalmally ... continue reading.
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Orange walk that was set to pass attacked priest’s church is called off

July 19th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

An Orange walk that was poised to pass the same Church where a Catholic priest was recently verbally and physically attacked has been called off.... continue reading.


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Student Catholic community calls on university to reconsider decision to axe chaplain over Pride Rosary

July 19th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Catholic community at Glasgow Caledonian University have shown their support for their chaplain after he was axed for holding a parish ‘Rosary of reparation for the gross offence to God which is Pride Glasgow.’... continue reading.


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Council praises Catholic schools as it announces new primary will open on 100th anniversary of education act

July 18th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

One hundred years of state funded Catholic education will be celebrated in Gourock in November with the opening of the new St Ninian’s Primary School... continue reading.


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Call attack for what it is: anti-Catholic hate crime

July 13th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop to meet government over attack on priest during Orange walk... continue reading.


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Government minister praises Church’s role on global stage as she meets Pope Francis

July 13th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Scottish Government minister has praised the Catholic’s Church’s ‘extraordinary’ contribution to international affairs after she met Pope Francis at a Vatican summit on combating climate change.... continue reading.


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Parliament’s Time for Reflection is anodyne, politically correct and ignored by MSPs, bishop says

July 13th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Few parliamentarians listen to the Words of the Gospel when spoken, Bishop Stephen Robson of Dunkeld said during a pilgrimage homily on July 5.... continue reading.


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Church warns of ‘sleeping giant’ of declining population

July 13th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Church has said Scotland needs to wake up to the ‘sleeping giant’ of its declining population after recent statistics revealed there were more than 5,000 deaths than births last year... continue reading.


Aberdeen united by ‘trinity’ of ordinations

July 13th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

AMANDA CONNELLY reports on the ordination of two priests and a permanent deacon for Aberdeen Diocese... continue reading.


Trump a ‘contradiction’ for American Catholics, says Scottish priest in US

July 13th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Scottish priest living and serving in America has said that President Donald Trump is ‘a bit of a contradiction’ for Catholics in America ahead of his controversial visit to Scotland this weekend. ... continue reading.


Churches slam Trump’s immigration policy as he arrives in UK

July 12th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Catholic Church has signed an open letter to Donald Trump slamming his immigration policy. ... continue reading.



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