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Following in the footsteps of St Margaret

September 26th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The young Catholics visited the cave where St Margaret went to pray and to escape the hustle and bustle of her life as well as visiting her tomb and Dunfermline Abbey. The pilgrimage culminated in Mass in St Margaret’s Church with Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews and Edinburgh, episcopal president of CYSS, Bishop John Keenan of Paisley and Bishop Joseph Toal of Motherwell and a number of priests from the different dioceses. At the end of Mass each pilgrim was presented with a medal of St Margaret by one of the bishops. — daniel@sconews.co.uk PIC: PAUL McSHERRY -  Read the full version of ... continue reading.
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Motherwell high school merge plan scrapped

September 12th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

North Lanarkshire Council have shelved plans to close and merge two Motherwell Catholic schools after months of protests from campaigning parents and criticism of the proposal from within the Church.... continue reading.


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Airdrie students make a difference in Malawi

September 5th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

This summer pupils from St Margaret’s High School, Airdrie, visited Malawi with Coatbridge-based charity Aiming Higher in Malawi. Below, then S5 pupil Alexandra Barclay shares the joys and difficulties of her experience.... continue reading.


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Volunteers bring Project Truth home

August 22nd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Young pro-life activists came to Glasgow Chaplaincy’s Turnbull Hall last Saturday for a rally that was the culmination of a week of on-the-road campaigning by 11 enthusiastic volunteers.... continue reading.


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Perth Catholics enjoy pilgrimage to Santiago De Compostela

August 15th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pilgrims from Perth arrived in Santiago de Compostela in time for the Feast of St James the Apostle as the Perth Catholic Youth Project, led by Frankie McGuire, were joined by a group of 12 parishioners and friends of St John the Baptist’s parish in Perth, and their parish priest, Fr Tom Shields.... continue reading.


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First national youth pilgrimage is in honour of St Margaret

August 8th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholic Youth Service Scotland (CYSS) will hold their first National Youth Pilgrimage in Dunfermline this September in honour of St Margaret of Scotland... continue reading.


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Commonwealth coming of age for teen who met the Pope

August 1st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Erraid Davies—who, at 13 years old, is the youngest ever competitor to win a Commonwealth Games medal—was lifted into the Popemobile at the Vatican while in a wheelchair in 2006... continue reading.


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Malawians make a song and dance for pupils

July 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

PUPILS from four Lanarkshire schools were treated to traditional African dance, drama and food by Malawi villagers two years to the day after they were found starving to death in their homeland.... continue reading.


Fun and games for children in Glasgow primary schools

July 11th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Children from St Patrick’s, Anderston, came together with pupils from Anderston Primary recently for an inter-faith sports day held as part of an initiative to create a legacy from the Commonwealth Games.... continue reading.


Catholic schools take top prizes at this year’s Scottish Education Awards

June 20th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholic schools in Scotland are celebrating after being named amongst the best in the country at the 2014 Scottish Education Awards, with Scotland’s teacher of the year prize going to a ‘kind and approachable’ All Saints Secondary teacher.... continue reading.



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  • Archbishop Leo Cushley celebrates the Red Mass for the legal profession at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh.
  • Reconciliation service in Edinburgh follows post-referendum violence in Glasgow’s George Square.
  • UK’s Christian leaders speak out against Trident.
  • Senior secondary school pupils sign up in great numbers for Caritas Award programme.
  • Scottish authors launch book Reclaiming the Piazza: Catholic Education as a Cultural Project in Rome.

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