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Scotland’s ‘petty intolerance’ condemned after ‘FTP’ licence plate put on sale for £900

January 11th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The ads were posted on the sales site Gumtree in December advertising the licence plate ‘S6 FTP’ with an asking price of £900. An accompanying sales notice read: “S6 FTP Stevie G FTP. Plate for sale for true blue nose, bears. Originally on supporters minibus.” ‘FTP’ is a commonly used acronym for ‘f**k the Pope,’ a phrase used often by some fans of Rangers Football Club, whose supporters go by the nicknames of ‘bears’ and bluenoses.’ Last year, former Rangers player Ian Durrant was criticised for shouting the phrase at a club dinner.   DVLA response A spokesperson for the DVLA said the vast majority ... continue reading.

Politicians back bishop’s call for Catholics to join political parties – but pro-life struggles highlighted

January 11th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Politicians have backed a call from the Bishop of Galloway for Catholics to become more involved in politics—but one councillor has spoken about the difficulties facing legislators who take stances based on their religious views.... continue reading.


Heritage appointee is looking to record stories of parishes’ hidden female heroes

January 11th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Catholic heritage project is looking to record the stories of women who are the ‘hidden heroes’ of parishes. ... continue reading.


Six men to prepare for priesthood in Spain

January 11th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Six men from Scotland have enrolled this week at the Royal Scots College in Salamanca Spain as part of the preparations for the priesthood.... continue reading.


Dunkeld to launch initiative to bring lapsed Catholics back to the Church

January 11th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Dunkeld Diocese to establish ‘School of Catechists’ for new evangelisation... continue reading.


Deacon Aitken appointed new Motherwell Diocese chancellor

January 11th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Deacon Jim Aitken has been appointed the new chancellor of Motherwell Diocese.... continue reading.


Charities and foodbanks are ‘picking up the slack’ from government, says SSVP head

January 4th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

As report reveals the huge scope of SSVP Scotland’s work, president says the state is failing on poverty.... continue reading.

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We all have a duty to make the world better, says Scotland’s newest priest

January 4th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland’s newest priest has revealed he has already ‘felt the closeness of God and the love of His people’ when celebrating his first Mass.... continue reading.

Fr Hill celebrates 50 years as a priest

January 4th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

“Time flies when you are having fun”—those were the words of a Thornliebank priest as he looked back on 50 years in the priesthood last month.... continue reading.

Student gives public thanks to God as he graduates with distinction

December 27th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A student in Aberdeen gave a public thanks to God’s Divine Mercy as he graduated with a Master of Science degree with distinction.... continue reading.

Political leaders issue Christmas messages to Catholic community and all Scotland’s Christians

December 21st, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard and Conservative MSP Donald Cameron gave their best wishes to Scottish Catholics.... continue reading.

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  • The merchant’s son who renounced his wealth, by Dr Harry Schnitker
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