This week's youth stories

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Bishop Keenan asks youth to rally on persecution

April 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Bishop of Paisley wants as many secondary school pupils ‘as possible’ to join him and Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) at a youth rally planned for June 11 at Carfin Grotto. “I am calling on our young people to lead the way and show our country and politicians that they can no longer turn a blind eye or be indifferent to the issues faced by persecuted Christians,” Bishop Keenan told the SCO. “I hope our young people will come, pray, and be a new voice for the forgotten human rights issue of the day and ... 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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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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St Joseph’s parents continue fight to save Catholic school

March 4th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Possible steps forward for the Milngavie Catholic school facing council closure were discussed at a meeting last night attended by the SNP candidate for the area... continue reading.


Papal nuncio to Ireland offers Jesus as anchor in Scotland’s throwaway culture

March 1st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Few thought that the second audience at the Bishops’ Lenten Catechesis at St Mirin’s Cathedral, Paisley, could be larger than the full house at that the opening session with Bishop John Keenan, nor that it could be lifted higher, yet today's gathering with the Papal Nuncio to Ireland was.... continue reading.


John Paul Academy pupils thankful for what they have after hearing tales from Let the Children Live! founder

February 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pupils at John Paul Academy said they ‘should thank God more for what they have’ after hearing a talk on the suffering of Colombian children from a campaigning priest.... continue reading.


Pope calls on young people to have the courage to be happy

February 17th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In his message for World Youth Day, the Holy Father calls on young people to ‘rebel against this culture that sees everything as temporary’ and to ‘not be afraid of love’... continue reading.



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  • SCO exclusive: Harrowing account of helping refugees at sea from the Order of Malta.
  • Bishop Stephen Robson confers of the Ministry at Mass on candidate for the permanent diaconate Kris Jablonski at St John’s Perth.
  • Vocations to the priesthood are precious, writes Deacon Henry McKenna ahead of World Day of Prayer for Vocations on Sunday, with guidance from Pope Francis and Archbishop Leo Cushley.
  • New series by Joe McGrath begins on what happened to the Church after the Resurrection.
  • Knights of St Columba put poppy from the Tower of London on first Supreme Knight’s grave.

 

 

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