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St Patrick’s parish celebrates 150 years in the town of Kilsyth

March 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The church was packed for the anniversary Mass celebrated by Mgr Patrick Burke, vicar general of St Andrews and Edinburgh Archdiocese, alongside parish priest Fr Daniel Doherty, former parish priests and clergy. Also in attendance were St Patrick’s Primary School pupils who sang Panis Angelicus, and pupils from the school and St Maurice’s High in Cumbernauld—including P7 pupil Matthew Carberry and S2 pupil Hannah Daeies—served during the Mass. The parish was founded on St Patrick’s Day 1866, with the current church building dating back 50 years to 1965 when it was opened by Archbishop—later Cardinal—Gordon Gray. Archbishop Leo Cushley, who was unable ... continue reading.

Significant moment on Pope’s trip to Naples

March 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope’s Francis’ trip to Naples last weekend turned out to be an even more significant moment for the Church than anticipated.... continue reading.


Open your hearts to the deafblind

March 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

World’s only deaf and blind priest calls on Catholics to show love to the visually and hearing impaired... continue reading.


Scottish Catholics mourn the passing of Bishop Goltok

March 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholics in St Andrews and Edinburgh Archdiocese are mourning Bishop Malachy John Goltok of Bauchi, Nigeria, who died in the early hours of Saturday morning and had a deep connection to the archdiocese.... continue reading.

20 - Mike Haines

Pope meets brother of Scottish Aid worker murdered by Islamic State

March 25th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Mike Haines spoke to Pope Francis following the Holy Father’s weekly general audience in Rome... continue reading.

19 - Bishop Joseph Kalathiparambil AoS

Apostleship of the Sea Mass held for victims of Tunisian terrorist attack

March 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Joseph Kalathiparambil celebrated Mass on board cruse ship that lost passengers in March 18 shootings inside a museum in Tunis.... continue reading.

18 Bishop Goltok, Bauchi

Second Nigerian bishop dies this year

March 23rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Malachy John Goltok of Bauchi, Nigeria, died in the early hours of Saturday morning at Our Lady of Apostle's Hospital, Jos, after a brief illness. ... continue reading.

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Pope accepts Cardinal O’Brien’s resignation, retirement from public life

March 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Confirmation from Church this afternoon that the former Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh will continue to lead the 'simple' and 'quiet' life he has adopted—following an admission in 2013 of inappropriate behaviour and his official resignation—but retains his red hat... continue reading.

Pope condemns bombings in Pakistan

March 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

PM Nawaz Sharif and chief ministers to blame for not protecting Christians, Archbishop Coutts says... continue reading.

Eclipse: When we lose sight of Christ

March 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Paisley Bishops’ Lenten Catechesis with Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury... continue reading.

Play on Scotland’s martyr, coming to Dundee, to be published

March 19th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The play on St John Ogilvie touring Scotland that everyone is talking about is coming to Dundee, and is being published by Dunkeld Diocese... continue reading.

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