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Sisters to leave Dunkeld Diocese after 150 years

October 24th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Little Sisters of the Poor order has announced that will be leaving Dundee next year. The sisters are making every effort to ensure continuity of care at the Wellburn Care Home, which they currently run, and are actively negotiating with potential new operators of the facility. “It is with great sadness and regret that the Little Sisters of the Poor have decided that they will be leaving Dundee in 2015,” Sr Joseph, the provincial of the order, said. “This has been a very painful decision for us, but due to a decrease in the number of vocations to the congregation ... continue reading.
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Honour for teacher who inspired a generation

October 24th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland’s pre-eminent historian will this week pay tribute to a Glasgow schoolteacher who influenced an entire generation of Catholic scholars and conducted internationally respected research during summer holidays from his teaching work.... continue reading.


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Christians face terrorism in the Middle East

October 24th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Report on the consistory... continue reading.


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The family debate is not over

October 24th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

After final synod document, Pope calls for Church to keep discussions moving forward... continue reading.


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Vatican honours St John Paul II

October 22nd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Church today celebrates late Pope’s feast day for the first time.... continue reading.


Pope Francis leads consistory for Mideast and canonizations

Middle East without Christians is unthinkable

October 21st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father expresses concerns at opening of consistory of cardinal... continue reading.


Tapestry of Blessed Paul VI hangs from facade of St. Peter's Basilica during his beatification Mass at Vatican

Pope Francis Beatifies founder of synod of bishops

October 20th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Extraordinary synod on the family ends with Pope Paul VI— a ‘great helmsman’ of the Second Vatican Council—being named blessed... continue reading.


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Plans to reserve Catholic school places for Baptised children given support

October 17th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A consultation by Falkirk Council finds the majority of respondents are in favour of the move to deal with over-subscription in Catholic schools... continue reading.


Outcry as high court rejects Asia Bibi’s appeal in Pakistan

October 17th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pakistani Christian mother in jail for four years under Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws faces death penalty if Pakistan’s Supreme Court don’t rule in her favour... continue reading.


Mid-synod report does not change ‘Church teaching’

October 17th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A preliminary document released on Monday by the extraordinary synod on the family—suggesting a gentler approach towards gay people and unmarried couples—has been criticised by some taking part in the synod.... continue reading.


‘God only knows’ if Christians will survive in the Middle East

October 17th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Lebanese bishop gives Scots harrowing account of ongoing religious persecution... continue reading.



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P1-OCT-24,-2014

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  • Photo spread on the Beatification of Pope Paul VI.
  • ‘Happy and Holy couples’ is aim of new marriage preparation initiative in St Andrews and Edinburgh.
  • Peter Kearney: Ultimately, the laity are left to uphold the sanctity of family life.
  • Plans for pilot Catholic/Jewish school in East Renfrewshire get gold star from education officials.

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