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Papal nuncio to Ireland offers Jesus as anchor in Scotland’s throwaway culture

March 1st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

“All of us have a desire to return to wholeness, to fullness… a desire to return to God,” Archbishop Charles Brown (above) told Scottish Catholics in Paisley this afternoon when talking about world religions, original sin and the quest for life’s meaning. “Only in God will we find the truth and happiness we are looking for.” Archbishop Brown had been asked by Bishop John Keenan of Paisley to speak on Believing in the uniqueness of mankind in a throwaway culture. The archbishop’s warm New York accent rang out clearly throughout the cathedral as he spoke in front of Bishop Keenan and ... continue reading.

Pope warns the mafia that criminals cannot be ‘true believers’

February 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

You cannot call yourself a true believer if you participate in organised crime, Pope Francis said last Saturday. ... continue reading.


Donate and help re-evangelise Europe

February 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Leo Cushley urges Scots to support SCIAF’s work in Africa and reap the potential benefits... continue reading.

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Homeless man given bishop’s resting place

February 26th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Willy Herteller, 80, buried by Italian Mgr Americo Ciani in a Vatican cemetery to honour Pope Francis' wish to give priority to the poor ... continue reading.


Growing Scottish opposition to assisted suicide bill

February 25th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

More than 10,000 people have now signed a petition opposing proposals to introduce assisted suicide in Scotland... continue reading.

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Lords pass three-parent baby law

February 25th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

UK set to become the first country in the world to allow controversial IVF procedures in spite of substantial opposition, including concerns from the Church... continue reading.


English, Welsh bishops urge Catholics to think carefully before May general election

February 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Letter from Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales calls for Catholic voters to scrutinise candidate’s positions on pro-life issues and poverty... continue reading.

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ACN sends £1.7 million in emergency aid to Syria

February 23rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Michael J Robinson reports... continue reading.

Scottish Conservative leader backs plans for community led Catholic school

February 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Ruth Davidson to tell party conference that schools should be allowed to opt-out of local authority control, highlighting the case of St Joseph’s in Milngavie... continue reading.

Football, marches are flashpoints for sectarianism in Scotland

February 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Survey-based reports under scrutiny today identify problem as Scotland-wide, and say that football clashes and public marches worsen the situation... continue reading.

Pope, Moderator see Scotland shine

February 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has praised Scotland as an ‘outstanding’ example of religious ‘understanding and co-operation’ in stark contrast with the beheading of 21 Christians by Islamic terrorists in Libya.... continue reading.

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  •  Archbishop Leo Cushley’s full reflection on Malawi trip with SCIAF.
  • Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen rallies opposition to assisted suicide.
  • Bishop John Keenan of Paisley express Church’s solidarity with the Jewish community.
  • Gerald Warner on being realistic about and alert to the challenges that face our Church’s teaching.
  • Politicians weigh in on parents’ bid to keep Catholic primary education in Milngavie by taking St Joseph’s out of local authority control.


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