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Fab four’s walk raises £60,000

November 16th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Frank Dougan, parish priest of St Mark’s and St Anthony’s Churches in Motherwell Diocese, completed the West Highland Way at the end of September with friends Stevie Kilcoyne, Paul Wiggins and Gordon McHugh. The fantastic four went through five days of ups and downs, both physically and mentally, as they raised funds for Kilbryde Hospice and the Celtic FC Foundation. They began their five-day challenge on September 20, just after Storm Ali—which had been causing havoc earlier in the week—had subsided. The group were blessed with good, dry weather as they kicked off their walk, although they did have to contend ... continue reading.

Archbishop stresses unity during visit to synagogue

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Two weeks after US attack on Jews, religious leaders gather at inter-faith event... continue reading.


New bishop president hopes to bring the light of Christ into parishes

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The role of Scotland’s bishops is to bring the light of Christ into parishes, the new president of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland has said.... continue reading.


Group calls for an end to anti-Catholic marches past churches

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‘NO anti-Catholic marches past Catholic churches’—that was the message from an all-women protest last weekend as an Orange walk paraded past St Michael’s Church in the East End of Glasgow.... continue reading.


Rsearchers seek info on memorials to Catholic victims of mining disasters

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Researchers are urging Scots to come forward with any knowledge of memorials dedicated to Catholics who lost their lives in the mining industry.... continue reading.


Bene Merenti awarded to SSVP stalwart for services to Wishaw parish

November 9th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Toal presented Harry McCrossan with the medal following four decades working with the Society of St Vincent de Paul in St Thomas’ Church.... continue reading.


Scottish funds help Iraqi Catholics recover from Isis terror

November 9th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Paisley Bishop and Motherwell priest among the delegation from Aid to the Church in Need who visited Tomb of priest murdered by militants... continue reading.

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Bishop of Dunkeld offers prayers and support to hundreds affected by Dundee factory closure

November 9th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Stephen Robson made the announcement as Michelin tyre company revealed the devastating blow for Dundee economy.... continue reading.

Galloway diocese celebrates vital work given to poor by SSVP on 150th anniversary

November 9th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

“I think there is just as much of a need now for the SSVP as there was 150 years ago," Ayr SSVP president says... continue reading.

Mary’s Meals returns to Medjugorje for Mass with Pope Francis’ envoy

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Bishop Keenan of Paisley diocese joins global charity as they returned to the Shrine where it all began ... continue reading.

Church ‘needs your help’ to combat renewed plans to introduce assisted suicide

November 9th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The call comes as a cross-party group was recently established at the Scottish Parliament to look at the prospect of a fresh attempt to introduce assisted suicide.... continue reading.

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