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Pope accepts disgraced Scottish prelate's resignation from cardinal status

Mar 20, 2015 - 05:54 am .- In a rare move, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of disgraced Scottish Cardinal Keith Patrick O'Brien from the rights and duties of a cardinal, the Vatican announced on Friday.

Papal mace points to education's true purpose, Scottish bishop says

Dec 4, 2014 - 12:28 am .- The presentation of a special Papal mace marking the 600th anniversary of Scotland’s oldest university is a reminder of the ultimate purpose of education – to know, love and serve God, said the local bishop.  

Scottish bishops encourage cooperation, involvement in wake of vote

Sep 19, 2014 - 01:27 pm .- Following a historic vote in which Scotland rejected independence from the U.K., the Bishop’s Conference of Scotland recognized the decision and applauded the country’s strong participation in public debate.  

Scottish official rejects sex ed guidelines for Catholic schools

Jan 15, 2014 - 04:10 am .- A Scottish Catholic education leader is “confident” the government’s proposal for sex education in Catholic schools regarding contraception and homosexual unions will not be implemented.

New Scotland archbishop encouraged by Pope Francis

Sep 21, 2013 - 06:14 am .- Monsignor Leo Cushley, who will be consecrated a bishop and installed as Archbishop of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh on Saturday, Sept. 21, said Pope Francis has personally encouraged him in his new calling.

Catholics in Scotland to celebrate convert and martyr St. John Ogilvie

Mar 3, 2013 - 06:02 am .- March 10 is the liturgical memorial of Saint John Ogilvie, a 16th- and 17th-century Scotsman who converted from Presbyterianism to Catholicism, served as a Jesuit priest, and died as a martyr at the hands of state officials.

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