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Two Catholic MSPs promoted in Nicola Sturgeon’s cabinet

November 21st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Perthshire South and Kinross-shire MSP Roseanna Cunningham (above) is the new Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work, Skills and Training having formerly been Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs. Falkirk MSP Michael Matheson is now Cabinet Secretary for Justice having impressed as minister for public health. The first minister’s new cabinet is the first to be equally split between men and women since the Scottish Parliament was established. Revealing her cabinet at her official residence Bute House, Ms Sturgeon said: “This new Cabinet is a team of all the talents, which will take forward this Government's priorities for ... continue reading.

Euthanasia is a ‘sin against God’

November 21st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis denounces practice amid latest efforts to legalise assisted suicide in Scotland... continue reading.


Pope to visit US and the Philippines in 2015

November 21st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis confirmed he will be attending the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in the US next year shortly after the programme for his visit to the Philippines was announced.... continue reading.


School in Malawi honours an Airdrie teacher who died

November 21st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A newly built science lab in a Malawian school has been named in tribute to a fundraising Airdrie teacher who died of cancer in 2011. ... continue reading.

Pope Francis delivers speech during meeting at United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization headquarters in Rome

‘We ask for dignity, not for charity’ for the hungry

November 20th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis appeals at UN meeting for more efforts to help those who are starving.... continue reading.

Pope speaks during general audience in St. Peter's Square at Vatican

Pope calls for an end to spiral of violence and hatred in the Holy Land

November 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Speaking during his weekly general audience, Pope Francis said he was following with concern the ‘unacceptable episodes of violence’ in Jerusalem... continue reading.


SCIAF Ebola Appeal to receive half of Cardinal Winning Ball proceeds

November 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Tartaglia has asked that the Scottish International Aid Funds’ efforts to tackle the deadly disease be one of the main beneficiaries of the annual fundraising event... continue reading.

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Reframing the Church’s message

November 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

New book taking a less confrontational look at how Catholic education and communication can reach out today is launched in Scotland... continue reading.

Pope Francis confirms US visit

November 17th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father revealed this morning he will be attending the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year... continue reading.

University and bishops mark founder’s 500th anniversary

November 14th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

As Aberdeen University marks the 500th anniversary of the death of its founder, the SCO looks at the life of the ‘outstanding bishop’... continue reading.

Vatican appointment for Archbishop Gallagher

November 14th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Paul Gallagher, a 60-year-old Liverpudlian who is currently nuncio to Australia, as Secretary for Relations with States, popularly known as the Vatican foreign minister.... continue reading.

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  • Catholic Education Director Michael McGrath says he will defend those who conscientiously object to teaching about gay marriage.
  • Bishop John Keenan announces that Paisley Diocese will hold synod in 2016.
  • Scotland’s bishops get behind interfaith week.
  • Kevin McKenna on why he hopes Catholic leaders will attend Orange fest.
  • Peter Kearney on the CDF Colloquium at the Vatican on the theme The Complementarity of Man and Woman in Marriage.

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