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The Glasgow homeless club answering Pope’s call

January 13th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In his Angelus address to the audience in St Peter’s Square last Sunday, January 8, the Holy Father remembered those who are living and dying on the streets, asking that the Lord ‘warm our hearts to be able to help’ the homeless. In a period of freezing weather conditions in Rome, three Vatican-run hostels will remain open 24 hours a day. As Unison have warned of an increase in the number of homeless people this year due to budget cuts to homelessness services in the city, the Pope’s message continues to resonate for Catholics across Scotland as the winter weather ... continue reading.

Archbishop prays for Glasgow family struck by cancer

January 13th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A young Father has travelled to Germany for special experimental treatment... continue reading.


Funding change puts future of Catholic hospice at risk

January 13th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St Margaret of Scotland Hospice asks for help in fight for survival... continue reading.


MPs honour Mary’s Meals founder for work ‘safeguarding dignity and right to life’

January 12th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The All-Party Parliamentary Pro-Life Group has announced founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow as the winner of the Westminster Award for Human Life... continue reading.

Pope Francis leads consistory for Mideast and canonizations

Vatican defends Order of Malta investigation

January 12th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Growing dispute over resignation of Order’s Chancellor... continue reading.


Tributes from Bishop and politicians for former parish priest and MP

January 6th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop William Nolan of Galloway has paid tribute to Fr George Thompson who died peacefully yesterday two days before Christmas.... continue reading.

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Aberdeen to host relics of Auschwitz saint

January 6th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The relics of St Maximilian Kolbe will be visiting Aberdeen Diocese later this month, the first time the saint’s relics have visited Scotland.... continue reading.

Glasgow parish rallies round cancer-hit family

January 6th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Parishioners at the parish of Immaculate Conception in North Glasgow are rallying round to try and send a young father who has been diagnosed with cancer to Germany for an experimental treatment. ... continue reading.

Build peace each day of 2017, Pope urges

January 6th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

At New Year’s Day Mass, the Holy Father asks Catholics to ‘build peace on earth’ every day of the next year... continue reading.

When a child is lost respond with tears, not words, says Pope

January 5th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In the depths of despair, when no words or gestures will help, then cry with those who suffer, because tears are the seeds of hope, Pope Francis has said.... continue reading.

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