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Professor Sir Tom Devine leads Catholic charge against welfare reform

July 3rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Professor Sir Tom Devine has joined fellow prominent Catholics in calling for change in the UK Government’s welfare reforms. Professor Devine (above) has signed a letter from Ekklesia, a non-profit Christian think tank, and the Centre for Welfare Reform, published today and sent to Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith, a Catholic. The letter criticises the government’s introduction of benefits sanctions and cuts to financial help for those with disabilities, including children. The letter is singed by a number of prominent Catholics including the Scottish historian Professor Devine, the Union of Catholic Mothers, priests, laypeople, academics, journalists ... continue reading.

Pope is united in prayer with victims of terrorist attack

July 3rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father expresses solidarity with those who have suffered after gunman’s rampage in Tunisia... continue reading.


Mark of a priest: Preferring nothing to Christ, says Archbishop Cushley

July 3rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The mark of a priest is ‘preferring nothing to Christ,’ Archbishop Leo Cushley said as he ordained Deacon Tony LappinContinue Reading... continue reading.


Holy See recognises Palestine, commits to religious freedom

July 3rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Vatican signed a comprehensive agreement with the State of Palestine last Friday, marking the former’s recognition of the latter and pledging greater commitment to religious freedom.... continue reading.


Glasgow to get auxiliary bishop

July 2nd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has agreed to appoint an auxiliary bishop for Glasgow Archdiocese.... continue reading.

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St Columbkille’s receives £15,000 from National Churches Trust

July 2nd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The funds will go towards renovating the Motherwell Diocesan church and improving access for those with disabilities... continue reading.

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Glasgow University professor joins new Vatican foundation for Middle East

July 1st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The only route to peace in the Holy Land is through education, Professor Bart McGettrick believes... continue reading.

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Pro-life MPs attempt to devolve abortion to Scottish Parliament

June 30th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pro-life MPs at Westminster are to table an amendment to the upcoming Scotland Bill in an attempt to devolve abortion to Scotland. ... continue reading.

Have Faith, urges Holy Father

June 29th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has called on Catholics to continue to have Faith in Jesus and the Resurrection. ... continue reading.

Our nation is now a ‘mission country’

June 26th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland’s bishops invite priests and nuns from the developing world to help swell ranks... continue reading.

Holy Father’s message of reverence and tenderness on his visit to Turin

June 26th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

It took place in silence and lasted only a few minutes, but Pope Francis’ time of prayer and contemplation before the Shroud of Turin was marked with gestures of reverence and tenderness.... continue reading.

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  • Full photo report on the reinstated St Margaret of Scotland pilgrimage.
  • Bishop Stephen Robson invites Scots to join the pilgrimage to the 2016 Eucharistic Congress.
  • New Holy House at Carfin Grotto is blessed by Bishop Joseph Toal.
  • Jubilees of Frs Frank O’Rourke and Stephen Baillie, plus Motherwell clergy changes.
  • Hugh Dougherty: What is the vision of our Church?

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