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Bishops thank former SCES director

September 23rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Michael McGrath stood down as director of SCES in July, and Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, president of the Catholic Education Commission, was joined by fellow bishops William Nolan, Joseph Toal, and Bishop Emeritus Peter Moran in celebrating a thanksgiving Mass (above) in Motherwell Cathedral on September 14. Schoolchildren from across Scotland joined teachers and staff, including former pupils of Mr McGrath from as long ago as 1975, in paying their respects. “Michael McGrath has made a unique contribution to Catholic Education in our times,” Archbishop Tartaglia said. “As a successful teacher and headteacher he lived out the vocation of the Catholic educator. ... continue reading.

Scots Catholics join Pope in call to help refugees

September 23rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Welcome refugees into your homes, Pope says, as Scots give their support... continue reading.


Scottish Monk tells of life following Italian quake

September 23rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

ONE month on from the devastating earthquake in Italy, one Scottish monk has spoken of the destruction and ongoing hardship affecting the people of the country.... continue reading.


Pilgrim, 83, in 60-mile charity trek

September 16th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Amanda Connelly... continue reading.


Archbishop appeals for more help for homeless

September 16th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Philip Tartalgia of Glasgow is calling for more support of the homeless, as the Church considers plans to convert unused land to affordable housing. ... continue reading.


Education minister tackles Catholic teacher shortage

September 16th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

John Swinney offers support at primary headteachers’ conference... continue reading.

Pope Francis celebrates a memorial Mass for Father Jacques Hamel in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae at the Vatican Sept. 14. Father Hamel, seen in the photo on the altar, was murdered while celebrating Mass in Rouen, France, July 26; the two killers  claimed allegiance to the Islamic State group. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano) See POPE-MASS-HAMEL Sept. 14, 2016.

Pope Francis warns that ‘to kill in the name of God is Satanic’

September 15th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Holy Father was celebrating a special Mass for Fr Jacques Hamel who he described as part of the chain of Christian martyrs that runs throughout the history of the Church.... continue reading.

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Prayers urged for Vocations week

September 12th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish Catholics have been urged to pray for more vocations in Scotland as the annual Vocations Awareness Week begins. BishopContinue Reading... continue reading.

Pope Francis has approved a new day of prayer for abuse survivors

September 12th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has approved the establishment of a day of prayer for survivors of abuse, but decided it will be up to each nation’s bishops’ conference to decide when the memorial should be held, according a press release from the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.... continue reading.

Paisley parish rejects poverty label

September 9th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Keenan surprised at results of deprivation report... continue reading.

Paisley Diocese to start reaping the benefits of its innovative synod

September 9th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Parishioners across Paisley Diocese are to get an update this weekend on an innovative diocesan synod from earlier this year.... continue reading.

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