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Students come together for Mass to start academic year

October 14th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

STUDENTS from across the St Andrews & Edinburgh Archdiocese came together at St Margaret’s Chapel, Edinburgh, to celebrate Mass commemorating the start of the academic year. The Mass, on October 4, was celebrated by Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews & Edinburgh, alongside Fr Dermot Morrin OP, Chaplain to University of Edinburgh; Fr John O’Connor OP Assistant Chaplain at the university; Stirling University Chaplain Fr Andrew Kingham; and Chaplain of St Andrews University Fr Michael John Galbraith, who also acted as Master of Ceremonies. “I think it’s important to meet other students from all over the Archdiocese and it’s important as ... continue reading.

Chloe waves goodbye to flowing locks for charity

September 30th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

CHLOE Carmichael, an S4 pupil at St Andrew’s and St Bride’s High School in East Kilbride put herself through a hair raising experience—chopping ten inches off her locks to raise money for cancer charities.... continue reading.


Holyrood marks 80 years of progress

September 23rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

ARCHBISHOP Philip Tartaglia joined current and former pupils and staff of Holyrood Secondary School as the school community marked its 80th anniversary.... continue reading.


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.


Teacher prepares for month-long stint in Malawi

August 26th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Dan McGinty and Amanda Connelly... continue reading.


Baby Maria brings WYD home to Scotland

August 19th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

At a closing Mass in Krakow, Pope Francis told more than a million people that World Youth Day continues tomorrow in your homes—and one Motherwell pilgrim took his words literally as he arrived back in Scotland to welcome his new baby girl into the world.... continue reading.

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A message of mercy at World Youth Day

August 12th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

MAIRI HUGHES looks back at her pilgrimage to Krakow with Glasgow University Chaplaincy’s Faith Forum... continue reading.

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.

Youngsters grill Archbishop on Faith

June 24th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Leo Cushley may have served two Popes as a senior Vatican official but he met his match recently in the form of questioning schoolchildren from Holy Cross Primary in Edinburgh.... continue reading.

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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P1 OCT 21b

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  • A powerful report from Missio’s work with disabled children in Kenya on Mission Sunday
  • The launch of new feature, the bow in the Heavens, a parish diary from Fr Joseph Bollan
  • Stunning Pictures from the re opening Mass of St Columbkille’s, Rutherglen after lengthy renovations
  • The story of a new charity that offers refuge to bereaved parents
  • More tributes to the late Bishop John Mone

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