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Pope Francis kisses a foot of a disabled person Our Lady of Providence Center in Rome

Pope Francis bends low to wash the feet of the disabled

April 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In the humble act of washing his disciples’ feet, Jesus is showing all Christians how he wants us to serve others with love, Pope Francis said at Holy Thursday Mass last night. During the evening Mass at a rehabilitation facility on the outskirts of Rome, Pope Francis washed the feet of four women and eight men who are living with disabilities. “This is the legacy that Jesus leaves us,” and he wants it to be passed down through people’s loving service to others, the Pope said. Ranging in ages from 16 to 86, nine of the 12 patients were Italian, one was ... continue reading.
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Bishops’ president wants rid of Trident

April 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow called for nuclear weapons to be removed from Scotland during an ecumenical act of witness at the Trident nuclear base at Faslane.... continue reading.


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New Paisley bishop chooses parish over bishop’s house

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The new Bishop of Paisley has opted not to move into the diocesan bishop’s house, instead choosing to live in a parish house in a less affluent part of the diocese.... continue reading.


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JPII asked Thatcher to stop Falklands War

April 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Newly revealed documents have revealed Pope John Paul II tried to convince Margaret Thatcher to abandon the Falkland Islands during Britain’s war with Argentina.... continue reading.


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What’s On

April 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A weekly guide to upcoming events in the Catholic community: April 18-25... continue reading.


Pope Francis greets crowd as he arrives to lead general audience in St. Peter's Square at Vatican

Pope Francis speaks of Jesus’ Passion and suffering during general audience

April 16th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Holy Father used his weekly address this Holy Week to look at the suffering of Jesus and how it is reflected in ourselves.... continue reading.


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Online help to imagine religious life for women

April 16th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A religious congregation of Catholic sisters and nuns from the US have unveiled a website entitled Imagine a Sister’s Life. ... continue reading.


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Pope Francis biography launched in Scotland tonight

April 16th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A highly awaited analysis of Pope Francis' early life and thoughts is to be unveiled today by a leading theologian at St Andrews University.... continue reading.


Papal Way of the Cross mediations on financial crises and social justice

April 15th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Holy Father’s Good Friday address, written by an archbishop who campaigns against the mafia, will examine the failures of our economic and justice systems... continue reading.


Pope gives prisoners gift of pocket Gospels

April 15th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Holy Father is to send a special Easter gift to a numbers of Italian prisoners.... continue reading.


Who are we before Jesus who suffers?

April 14th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis tells Palm Sunday congregation that the characters in the Passion help us to examine our own consciences... continue reading.



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  • SCO exclusive: Bishop John Keenan on Blessed John Paul II and the Theology of the Body ahead of Papal Canonisations.
  • Pope Francis promises stronger action on clerical abuse, feels responsible.
  • Redemptorist Fr James Crampsey examines justice, compassion, wisdom and intergity.
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