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European bishops call for return of search and rescue missions following migrant tragedy

April 21st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The bishops of Europe have called for the reinstatement of pro-active search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea after more than 1000 migrants died trying to cross into Europe from Africa in the last ten days. In a press statement, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, president of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), said that if the EU ‘gives serious credit to its convictions,’ it will choose to reinstate the instruments of Mare Nostrum and expand the mission Triton on the protection of the European Union’s external borders. Mare Nostrum was an Italian military search and rescue ... continue reading.
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United in mourning for Karen Buckley

April 17th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A candlelit vigil will be held in Glasgow’s George Square from 5pm today in memory of the murdered nursing student... continue reading.


Let goodness and mercy follow you in, out of church

April 17th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Officially proclaiming the upcoming Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Pope envisions a non-judging, non-condemning Church and Scotland responds to his call... continue reading.


Pope marks centenary of the Armenian massacre

April 17th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pontiff’s use of the word s a ‘genocide’ has prompted the Turkish government to recall its ambassador to the Vatican ... continue reading.

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Inspirational art gallery on English parish’s railings

April 16th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Cardinal Vincent Nichols sings praises of community group in Bracknell outside London that has installed paintings of Pope Francis and other inspiring figures on railings of St Joseph’s... continue reading.

Pope Francis blesses a nun during visit to Missionaries of Charity soup kitchen and women's shelter at Vatican

Women’s voices must be heard, Pope says

April 15th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

During his general audience, the Holy Father stressed that equal authority of women and men must be recognised in the Church and global society, as must their complimentary differences ... continue reading.

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Prayers for nursing student missing in Glasgow

April 15th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Hometown priest of an Irish woman says community is praying for her return... continue reading.

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Pope Francis’ Divine Mercy Sunday homily

April 12th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

English translation of the Holy Father's prepared homily today... continue reading.

Scotland’s bishops speak out ahead of general election

April 10th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Guide voters on key issues, call politicians of faith to task... continue reading.

Church, charity aim to equip voters ahead of May 7 election

April 10th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two new guides aim to help Catholics make an informed choice when voting in May’s general election.... continue reading.

High praise for New Movement conference

April 10th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A leading Canon lawyer and Vatican official will speak this June at a two-day conference in Glasgow that will bringContinue Reading... continue reading.

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    Bishop John Keenan celebrates Divine Mercy, Holy Hour and Mass at
    St Mirin’s Cathedral Paisley.
  • ‘Dinnae gie in.’ Monthly Mass hopes to further Beatification aim for the Venerable Margaret Sinclair.
  • Scottish Youth Group member Peter Diamond explains the joy encountered by him and his fellow young Catholics in assisting disabled and disadvantaged children on HCPT pilgrimages to Lourdes.
  • St Joseph’s Church in Broomhouse Edinburgh celebrates 65th anniversary.
  • Dr Harry Schnitker continues his series looking at Ecclesial Movements and New Communities by shining a light on the history of Schoenstatt.


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