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Ten year high for catholic pupil numbers

December 16th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Barbara Coupar, director of the Scottish Catholic Education Service, said the figures showed that Catholic education in Scotland was something ‘people of all faiths and none wanted to support.’ The Summary Statistics for Schools in Scotland publication released on December 13 reveal there are now 121,904 pupils at Catholic schools in Scotland, the highest level since 2006. This is despite the fact there are 27 fewer Catholic schools, down from 391 a decade ago to 364 today. Overall decline in the number of children attending school in Scotland means that pupils at Catholic schools make up 17.8 per cent of ... continue reading.
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Schoolgirls lead way in calling for action to support the world’s persecuted Christians

December 9th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

TWO Catholic schoolgirls from Airdrie last week urged politicians to do more to support persecuted Christians across the world.... continue reading.


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Catholic education about critical engagement, Archbishop says

September 9th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia has told teachers to dismiss criticisms of Catholic education as a ‘production line’ to produce ‘brainwashed Catholics,’ insisting it is instead a critical engagement with the mystery of faith.... continue reading.


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MOMENTS THAT WILL last a lifetime

August 5th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

When faith comes alive for countless thousands of like-minded young people, it makes for an unforgettable experience, as DANIEL HARKINS discovered among the Scottish pilgrims in Krakow... continue reading.


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Catholic teacher is named best in the country

June 17th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A CATHOLIC has been named as the best teacher in Scotland at a national education awards ceremony.... continue reading.


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The time has come to start meeting with young Catholics

May 20th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Michael Kearns looks at evangelisation for the Scottish Network of Catholic Students in this month’s FAITH BY DEGREES column... continue reading.


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Australian professor to give Cardinal Winning Lecture

January 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A distinguished Australian professor is to give the annual Cardinal Winning Lecture next month on the need for our Catholic educational institutions to have a Catholic ethos and a foundation in the Trinity.... continue reading.


Should the Pope sell the treasure of the Vatican?

January 15th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St Andrews' Catholic Society member SARA CHAN looks at this controversial issue for the Scottish Network of Catholic Students in this month’s FAITH BY DEGREES article in the SCO... continue reading.


Artist thinks outside the box but within the lines

December 25th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Scottish artist has raised more than £13,000 for Mary’s Meals by releasing a special colouring book online.... continue reading.


Rejoice for the Lord is near

December 18th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In this month’s FAITH BY DEGREES, SA MORTON, of the University of Dundee Catholic Society, tells the SCOTTISH NETWORK OF CATHOLIC STUDENTS the ways it has been focusing on the task of Rejoicing... continue reading.



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