This week's youth news

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Can you express yourself in more than 140 characters?

September 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Well, the Strong in Faith project is back for a third year! For the past two years we have been hosting discussions for young Catholics in Scotland. Over that time, we’ve realised that people have far more to say than that format allowed, so this year we’re trying something different. We are opening this space up for longer columns, allowing young people in the Church to say everything they have to say, without having to squeeze it into just a few words. As well as being printed on this page, these columns will be posted on our Facebook page ... 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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Beware of gangs, Pope urges youths in El Salvador

September 10th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has warned adolescents in El Salvador to ‘beware of gangs’ during a video conference call with young people in the violence-wracked country.... 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.


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.



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  • Emeritus Professor Sir Tom Devine bears witness to a silent revolution in Scotland.
  • Kevin McKenna on reconciliation after September 18: Politics can help us change things but we only through Jesus can peace prevail.
  • Bishop Noel Treanor’s reaction to the death of former Northern Ireland first minister Ian Paisley.
  • A champion musician from St Ninian’s High, Giffnock, is to perform during An Afternoon with Our Lady at Blessed John Duns Scotus, Gorbals, on Sunday September 21.
  • The congregation of Our Lady of Consolation, Govanhill, were joined with Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow in saying goodbye to their church of 43 years.

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