This week's youth stories

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St Ambrose making a difference in Malawi

May 22nd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pupils and staff from the school were inspired to improve the lives of disabled children in Malawi after they visited the country in 2014. Out of the African visit, St Ambrose’s Bricks For Malawi project was born and spurred the pupils’ fundraising efforts. The group set up a just-giving page and organised various events such as a strictly come dancing competition and a camel race. The result was a total of £14,500 raised to build a medical assessment centre for the disabled children of Malawi. Antoinette Millar, principal teacher of business at St Ambrose, paid tribute to the work of her ... continue reading.
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Be inspired to become more politically active

May 15th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

After the general election AIDAN MICHAEL COOK, looking to the Holyrood ballot next year, asks young Catholics to step up in Strong in Faith... continue reading.


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High school pupils prepare for Caritas Awards

May 8th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

High school pupils across the country are getting ready for a celebration of a year of faith exploration at this year’s Caritas Award ceremony.... continue reading.


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Standing in solidarity with persecuted Christians

May 1st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish Catholic Observer takes the ACN Scotland pledge ahead of youth rally on June 11 ... continue reading.


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Bishop Keenan asks youth to rally on persecution

April 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop John Keenan has urged young Scottish Catholics to join him and ACN in standing ‘up in solidarity with our persecuted fellow Christians around the world.’... continue reading.


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Bittersweet celebration for St Patrick’s pupils

April 17th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Children from St Patrick’s Primary School in Glasgow had a bittersweet celebration over Easter as they hit a £2000 target for a mission in Africa and said goodbye to a nun who has worked at the school for 15 years.... continue reading.


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Pupils climb ‘paradise’ for a good cause

April 10th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

John Paul Academy pupils are to climb to a paradise in Glasgow’s East End next month as they seek to raise money for charity.... continue reading.


More youth news

Nicola’s fundraising quest has friendship at heart

March 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Catholic schoolgirl with brittle bone disease has turned to the internet to help her fund a new wheelchair she hopes will allow her to speak to her friends (above) eye-to-eye.... continue reading.


MSPs visit missionary and town in Malawi supported by Scots

March 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A group of MSPs travelled to Malawi recently to visit the work of an Italian missionary who has been supported by Catholic school pupils and readers of the SCO. ... continue reading.


Flame2 lit up Wembley Arena

March 9th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Over 8000 young people gathered in London on Saturday in one of the largest Catholic youth events in Britain... continue reading.


Closing school marks 40th anniversary

March 6th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Children from St Agatha’s Primary in Kirkintilloch celebrated 40 years as part of their community with a Mass to mark the feast day of their patron saint.... continue reading.



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P1-MAY-22-2015

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  • Work starts on the refurbishment of St Peter’s Seminary.
  • The Feast of the Ascension at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh.
  • School children observe the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima at Carfin Grotto.
  • Gerard Gough pays tribute to former Catholic teacher Frank McArdle who is headed to the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame.
  • Declan McSweeney looks at the forces at play in the Irish referendum on same-sex marriage.

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