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Archbishop calls on government to act as prison population soars

December 6th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Leo Cushley made the plea to ‘ensure fair and humane treatment of prisoners’ after a report from Holyrood’s Justice Committee to the Scottish Government said the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) is under substantial pressure which is not sustainable. Archbishop Cushley said: “Our prisons, and the way we treat our prisoners, tell us a lot about the social mores of our society. “There has recently been a dramatic increase in the amount of time people spend in jail. The numbers of prisoners released on Home Detention Curfews (HDC) has also declined dramatically, meaning a further increase in the prison population. “The length ... continue reading.
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Plans for new catechism on nuclear weapons welcomed by Justice and Peace Scotland

December 6th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Justice and Peace Scotland has welcomed Pope Francis' announcement that the immorality of nuclear weapons will be added to the catechism.... continue reading.


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Food for thought at St Margaret Mary’s Prayer Breakfast

December 6th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pupils, staff and guests were educated on the Turin Shroud during a community prayer breakfast which took place at a Glasgow secondary school during Catholic Education Week. ... continue reading.


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Bishop’s sadness as yobs wreck Aberdeen nativity

December 6th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholics speak out after 'mindless' vandals smash baby Jesus figure... continue reading.


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Persecution ‘more widespread than many would think,’ says immigration lawyer

December 6th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Scottish immigration lawyer who defends persecuted Christians has said that ‘religious persecution is much more widespread than many would think,’ as Catholics marked Red Wednesday last week — by Colette Cooper... continue reading.


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Church looks forward to ‘the next chapter’ as Notre Dame goes co-ed

December 6th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Glasgow Archdiocese has said that they are ‘looking forward to the next chapter’ of Notre Dame High School’s ‘proud history,’ after councillors voted last week to remove the school’s all-girls status. ... continue reading.


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MPs’ voting records on abortion and euthanasia published by Catholic Church ahead of election

December 5th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The director of the Catholic Parliamentary Office for Scotland has urged Catholics to challenge election candidates on issues raised in the recent Scottish Bishops’ Conference letter. ... continue reading.


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Catholic schools at forefront of supporting troubled pupils

November 29th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Three Catholic primary schools have been recognised with awards for fostering a positive environment for children who have experienced adversity.... continue reading.


Political parties lambasted for their abortion proposals in UK

November 29th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pro-life organisations in the UK have slammed three political parties ahead of the General Election for embracing abortion across the Britain and abroad. ... continue reading.


Dungavel Immigration Centre protest sees Bishop call for an end to detaining asylum seekers

November 29th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop William Nolan of Galloway Diocese called on the UK Government to adopt a ‘more welcoming policy towards those in need’ as he addressed the crowd protesting outside Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre last weekend. - By Colette Cooper... continue reading.


Ringing endorsement for Catholic schools as Education minister calms concerns

November 29th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

CROSS-PARTY support for a parliamentary debate ‘puts to rest’ rumours stating politicians have privately questioned the future of Catholic education, the deputy first minister told Scottish parliament. ... continue reading.



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