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Viva Brasil!

August 16th, 2013 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Arriving in town at 11pm at night, we were not expecting much of a welcome. But as our bus pulled up in front of the church, the waiting crowd burst into song and dance, jumping around as madly as if Brazil had just won the World Cup. These were the complete strangers who would be welcoming us into their homes for the next week. We were in Bom Jardim for the Semana Missionária, a week spent in one of Brazil’s dioceses ahead of the Catholic Church’s World Youth Day in Rio. Set in the mountains three hours north-west of Rio. We ... continue reading.

SSVP youth changed by WYD pilgrimage

August 14th, 2013 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In a sneak preview of the reports from Scottish pilgrims back from World Youth Day Rio, Brazil, in this Friday's SCO, here is an account from three pilgrims who travelled with the Society of St Vincent De Paul Scotland ... continue reading.


Send-off for Scottish World Youth Day pilgrims

July 5th, 2013 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Tartaglia celebrates Mass for Scottish youths attending World Youth Day in Rio... continue reading.


Strong in Faith: Is the historicity of the Resurrection essential to your Faith?

April 5th, 2013 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A fortnightly discussion chaired by our Catholic university chaplaincies. ... continue reading.


Strong in Faith: What are you hoping for in the next Pope?

March 8th, 2013 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

— A fortnightly discussion chaired by our Catholic university chaplaincies Next time: How should we react to the events around Cardinal O’Brien? Have your say at ... continue reading.


Are you going to Scotland’s Rio for WYD?

January 25th, 2013 | comments icon 1 COMMENT

Young Catholics are asked to book their place at the Year of Faith WYD event now to avoid disappointment ... continue reading.


Glasgow school helps build Malawi’s future

September 21st, 2012 | comments icon 2 COMMENTS

Pupils from Holyrood Secondary travelled to the African country to build schools for impoverished children... continue reading.


Holy Father looks forward to World Youth Day in a year

July 30th, 2012 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Benedict XVI has congratulated organisers in advance of next year's World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and said he is looking forward to the event. ... continue reading.

History and holiness are found at Rome’s heart

February 3rd, 2012 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

— Fresh from a visit to one of the world’s most historic cities, Catholic student Rachel Docherty gives us an insight into Italy’s capital... continue reading.

Uncovering poverty on the big screen

January 20th, 2012 | comments icon 1 COMMENT

— St Kentigern’s Academy students’ project to be used by leading children’s charity UNICEF... continue reading.

St Joseph’s students enjoy ‘life-changing’ experience

December 16th, 2011 | comments icon 1 COMMENT

— Group of pupils from the Catholic Secondary School in Kilmarnock enjoyed visit to Fr Martin Chambers’ former parish in Ecuador... continue reading.

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