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Scottish pro-lifers lose appeal of decision allowing self-administered abortion pills

A pro-life group in Scotland has, for a second time, lost a legal challenge against the government’s decision last year... Read more

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Scottish pro-life student group in suspense over its fate

With the University of Aberdeen's student association meeting one person short of a quorum last week, it will be at... Read more

The University of Aberdeen.

Pro-life student group sues Scottish university for alleged discrimination

A pro-life student group at the University of Aberdeen filed a lawsuit Friday against the university and its student association... Read more

Scottish bishop: Eulogies belong at the funeral reception, not Mass

The funeral Mass is an important moment of prayer and faith after the death of a loved one - but... Read more

Archbishop Leo Cushley distributes ashes during an Ash Wednesday service in a Scottish Parliament building.

First Ash Wednesday service held in Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament hosted a Blessing and Distribution of Ashes for the first time this year, with Archbishop Leo Cushley... Read more

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Scottish universities seek to limit student pro-life groups

Student associations at both the University of Aberdeen and the University of Glasgow have recently blocked pro-life student groups from... Read more

In Scotland, pro-lifers say at-home abortion pill could pressure women

Scottish authorities’ move to allow at-home administration of abortion drugs violates the law and will allow more pressure on women... Read more

Scotland's rise in anti-Catholic crimes prompts call for government action

Crimes motivated by anti-Catholicism are on the rise in Scotland, and a leading Catholic spokesman has said the government must... Read more

Let Christian chastity be our guide, not the world, Scottish bishop says

A chaste life and closeness to Christ is the vocation of every Christian, Bishop Joseph Toal of Motherwell has said... Read more

Priests and bishops at the canonization Mass of the Martins, Fr. Grossi, and Sister Maria on October 18, 2015 in St. Peter's Square.

An answer to prayers: priestly ordinations reach new peak in Scotland

Twelve men are set to be ordained priests in Scotland this year, a 20-year high that Catholic leaders credited to... Read more

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After mounting criticism, Scotland's assisted suicide bill defeated in Parliament

The controversial Assisted Suicide Scotland Bill was defeated on Wednesday by the Scottish Parliament 82-36 in a free vote in... Read more

Cardinal Keith O'Brien.

Pope accepts disgraced Scottish prelate's resignation from cardinal status

In a rare move, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of disgraced Scottish Cardinal Keith Patrick O'Brien from the rights and... Read more

Presentation of the Papal Mace to St. Andrews University, Nov. 30, 2014.

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

The presentation of a special Papal mace marking the 600th anniversary of Scotland’s oldest university is a reminder of the... Read more

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Scottish bishops encourage cooperation, involvement in wake of vote

Following a historic vote in which Scotland rejected independence from the U.K., the Bishop’s Conference of Scotland recognized the decision... Read more

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Scottish official rejects sex ed guidelines for Catholic schools

A Scottish Catholic education leader is “confident” the government’s proposal for sex education in Catholic schools regarding contraception and homosexual... Read more

Auxiliary Bishop Stephen Robson, Msgr. Leo Cushley and Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, Apostolic Administrator. Courtesy of the Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh.

New Scotland archbishop encouraged by Pope Francis

Monsignor Leo Cushley, who will be consecrated a bishop and installed as Archbishop of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh on Saturday,... Read more

Saint John Ogilvie

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

March 10 is the liturgical memorial of Saint John Ogilvie, a 16th- and 17th-century Scotsman who converted from Presbyterianism to... Read more