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Hundreds gather at Carfin Grotto to remember the devout example of Joe Wilson

August 23rd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Joe Wilson died in December 2011 from an undiagnosed heart condition. Since his death, his devotion to the Catholic Faith and his consideration for others—having often prayed for people he met in everyday life—has inspired hundreds. To remember his legacy, around 200 people gathered at Carfin Grotto’s Glass Chapel on Monday August 19. The Grotto was one of Joe’s favourite places to walk and contemplate. After the many people whose lives he had touched had found a seat, his uncle, Michael Devine, read a quote taken from Joe’s Words, a diary his nephew had kept that detailed his everyday life as ... continue reading.
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Lessons for Scotland from the relics tour of St Thérèse to England and Wales a decade ago

August 23rd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two organisers of the 2009 visit of the relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux to England and Wales have spoken of the legacy of the visit and how it managed to bring people back to the Church.... continue reading.


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New qualification will boost RE teacher numbers in Catholic schools amid shortfall

August 23rd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A new qualification that aims to boost the number of RE teachers in Catholic schools was launched at the University of Glasgow on Monday August 19.... continue reading.


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Church network which seeks to harness parent power is relaunched amid battle for voting rights

August 23rd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow Archdiocese, president of SCES, said: “The Parents’ Network is directly related to the responsibility of Catholic parents to be the first teachers of their children."... continue reading.


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Arbroath parish raises four figure sum for charities and church repairs on annual walk

August 23rd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Parishioners in Arbroath have raised £1,000 and counting for refugees and other charities last week by walking, running and cycling from St Anne's Church, Carnoustie, to St Thomas' Church, Arbroath. — By Colette Cooper... continue reading.


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Boyhood dream to become a priest comes true for Inverness’ new ‘shepherd’

August 23rd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland's newest priest has fulfilled a boyhood dream to be ordained in the Church, as he reveals his journey from a childhood in a Nigerian village to the serving in the Scottish Highlands.... continue reading.


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Catholic parents campaign pays off as Green Party motion seeking to remove voting rights is defeated

August 22nd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Cushley said:“We look forward to a constructive and positive exchange of views so that the ability of religious representatives to vote on matters affecting denominational schools continues.”... continue reading.


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New headteachers put Faith first as autumn term begins

August 19th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two of Scotland’s newest Catholic headteachers have paid tribute to their predecessors and highlighted the role Faith will play in guiding their new schools.... continue reading.


Labour councillor defends taking top Orange Order post

August 16th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Scottish Labour councillor who has taken a top post with the Orange Order has maintained it does not compromise his ability to represent his Catholic constituents. ... continue reading.


Cambuslang parish hopes to add shower facilities to free provisions for the needy

August 16th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In May, St Bride’s Church introduced a laundry facility for people of all faiths and none who are struggling toContinue Reading... continue reading.


Conservatives to vote against Green attack on Catholic schools as key decision hangs in the balance

August 16th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A vote which could undermine Catholic education in Edinburgh City will meet opposition from Conservative councillors, the SCO understands, though the Church has stressed that parents must keep up pressure ahead of the final decision.... continue reading.



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P1-AUG-23-2019

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  • Grandparents’ pilgrimage puts prayer at the heart of family life
  • Bellshill parish welcome ‘time for peace’ at Carfin
  • Festival praise for those who ‘create beauty’
  • Former Dundee care home to be demolished following sale
  • The site of this forgotten Babylon

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