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Cardinal Keith O’Brien has died

March 19th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

He passed away peacefully in the early hours of March 19 at the age of 80 at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Newcastle-upon-Tyne surrounded by family and friends. He had been in the care of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Newcastle, but was hospitalised after a fall in February. The cardinal was Archbishop of St Andrews & Edinburgh Archdiocese from 1985 until his controversial resignation in 2013. Archbishop Leo Cushley, the current archbishop of St Andrews & Edinburgh, said: “In life, Cardinal O’Brien may have divided opinion – in death, however, I think all can be united in praying ... continue reading.

Leadership roles for laity needed to save Church

March 16th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop of Paisley calls on the faithful to halt ’25 years of decline’ — By JOE WALLACE ... continue reading.


Media analysis of Francis’ papacy is ‘nonsense’, historian says

March 16th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland’s leading historian has said that most media analysis of Pope Francis’ papacy is ‘nonsense’... continue reading.


Rough sleepers raise £6,000 for Catholic homeless charity

March 16th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Catholic charity that provides shelter to the homeless benefitted from a fundraising event with the help of some one-off rough sleepers... continue reading.

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Retired Galloway priest found guilty of historic child abuse charges

March 14th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

His youngest victim was just 5-years-old when the priest abused him.... continue reading.


Coatbridge church vandalised and sacred Host desecrated

March 9th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholics from a parish in Motherwell Diocese have been left angry and hurt after an intruder desecrated the Blessed Sacrament last weekend... continue reading.


Catholic MP rules out deputy bid, but backs call for parish role in politics

March 9th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Scottish Catholic MP has ruled herself out of the position for deputy leader of the Scottish National Party – but has called for Catholics to ‘carry their Faith out of church buildings’ and be politically active.... continue reading.

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