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October is World Mission Month

October is World Mission Month

October is World Mission Month and our annual collection for Missio Scotland will take place on the weekend of 21st/22nd October. Some Missio Scotland booklets are provided at the back of the ...
Pope Francis: On Christian Hope, Enemies of Hope

Pope Francis: On Christian Hope, Enemies of Hope

We’re not alone in battling against despair. If Jesus has overcome the world, He is able to overcome in us all that is opposed to the good The Holy Father’s General Audience was held at on ...
Campaigners demand closure of Dungavel

Campaigners demand closure of Dungavel

Campaigners are calling for the closure of a migrant detention centre, after a man died there last Tuesday. A government spokesman said: “We can confirm that a male Chinese national who was ...
Pope Francis prays for “Parishes at the service of Mission”

Pope Francis prays for “Parishes at the service of Mission”

Pope Francis has released a video message accompanying his monthly prayer intention for September.  This month’s intention is for parishes at the service of the mission: “That they not be ...
Archbishop Romero, his people and Pope Francis

Archbishop Romero, his people and Pope Francis

A quarter of a million people attended the beatification ceremony in El Salvador for Archbishop Oscar Romero on 23 May 2015. A huge crowd chanted songs and carried banners as a procession moved from ...
Pope Francis: On the Life of the Missionary Disciple

Pope Francis: On the Life of the Missionary Disciple

In his Angelus address on Sunday 25th June 2017, Pope Francis spoke of the life of the “Missionary Disciple”: In today’s Gospel (Cf. Matthew 10:26-33), the Lord Jesus, after calling ...
Pope Francis: None of us can live without love

Pope Francis: None of us can live without love

Pope Francis continued his reflections on Christian hope, during his General Audience with thousands of pilgrims in St Peter’s Square and the Pope Paul VI Hall on Wednesday 14th June 2017.   ...
Catholics face ‘alarming levels of intolerance’

Catholics face ‘alarming levels of intolerance’

Giving evidence to the Equalities and Human Rights Committee of the Scottish Parliament on 15th June 2017, Anthony Horan, Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Office claimed: “a culture of fear ...