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Calls for closer cooperation between different churches

January 30th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

“Christian unity will not be the fruit of subtle theoretical discussions in which each party tries to convince the other of the soundness of their opinions,” the Pope said during vespers at St Paul Outside the Walls Basilica last Sunday (right). “To plumb the depths of the mystery of God, we need one another, we need to encounter one another and to challenge one another under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, who harmonises diversities and overcomes conflicts.” The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally celebrated between the feasts of St Peter and St Paul. Those present at this year’s ... continue reading.
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Religious leaders raise concerns on assisted suicide bill with MSPs

January 30th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Religious leaders in Scotland have united to condemn plans to legalise assisted suicide in the country, warning that the proposed changes in the law are ‘dangerous’ and could create a ‘culture of suicide.’... continue reading.


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Push increases for Catholic burial for Richard III’s body

January 30th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Close to 3000 people have signed a petition calling for Richard III to be given a Catholic burial. ... continue reading.


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Archdiocese of Glasgow Arts Project brings St John Ogilvie to parishes across Scotland

January 29th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

AGAP’s play The Martyrdom of St John Ogilvie will be performed in Glasgow Archdiocese and Motherwell, Paisley and Dunkeld Dioceses during the annual Lentfest festival in the saint's 400th anniversary year... continue reading.


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Pope warns absent working fathers leave ‘orphans’

January 28th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Busy working dads can ‘forget even their family,’ Holy Father says at general audience this morning... continue reading.


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Give up indifference for Lent, says Holy Father

January 28th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis uses Lenten message to ask Christians to confront the ‘globalisation of indifference’... continue reading.


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St Aloysius service for teacher who died in sledging accident

January 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Family and friends of Maryam Najafian gathered at the Catholic Church in Glasgow to pay tribute to the teacher who died on January 18... continue reading.


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Archbishop Tartaglia returns home after heart attack

January 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop of Glasgow flies back from retreat in Spain with brother bishops... continue reading.


Prayers for Archbishop Tartaglia

January 23rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow was admitted to hospital in Salamanca, Spain, last night after having a heart attack.... continue reading.


Assisted suicide plans ‘not fit for purpose’

January 23rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The latest plans to legalise assisted suicide in Scotland are ‘not fit for purpose,’ medical professionals told the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday at the latest hearing on a controversial bill. ... continue reading.


Three-city itinerary planned for US trip

January 23rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

After the success of Pope Francis’s visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines, similar excitement is expected during his trip to the US later this year.... continue reading.



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  • Souvenir section marking SCIAF’s 50th jubilee with comments from Scotland’s bishops, SCIAF current and former staff, volunteers and partners on the vital work of the Catholic charity.
  • Scottish pupils and teachers mourn for Malawian bishop who died in car crash.
  • Scottish schools mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
  • A packed St Aloysius Church in Glasgow was the venue for a musical Celtic Mass as part of the Celtic Connections Festival.
  • Nationalist MSP Clare Adamson declares her support for persecuted Christians.

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