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Liturgical Year

Liturgical Year

Catholic Liturgical Year

Apr. 23 Easter Wednesday, Solemnity

Today the Gospel relates the story of the disciples and Jesus on the road to Emmaus. Through the hol...

Apr. 22 Easter Tuesday, Solemnity

The first eight days of the Easter season form the Easter octave and are celebrated as solemnities o...

Apr. 21 Easter Monday, Solemnity

The Lord has risen from the dead, as he foretold. Let there be happiness and rejoicing for he is our...

Apr. 20 Easter Sunday, Solemnity

Easter is the feast of feasts, the unalloyed joy and gladness of all Christians.

Apr. 19 Holy Saturday -- Easter Vigil, Triduum

On Holy Saturday the Church waits at the Lord's tomb, meditating on his suffering and death. The alt...

Apr. 18 Good Friday, Triduum

"It is accomplished; and bowing his head he gave up his spirit."

Church News

Church News from Rome

Canada's Bishops Give Prime Minister an Overview of Global Concerns

Here is a message sent last Th...

Priest Murdered in Central African Republic

Church leaders in the Central ...

On Seeking the Living Among the Dead

Here is a translation of the H...

The Strength of Diplomacy: John Paul II and his meetings with world le...

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John's Paul II's Doctor: I don't know how he survived the shooting (Vi...

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Pope Francis criticizes layoffs caused by the economic crisis (Video)

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Presentation of 'One of Us' Initiative

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UN's Rapporteur on Torture Called to Investigate Cases of Children Bor...

In an “urgent appeal”, the Eur...

Nuncio in Syria Warns That People Are Starving

The apostolic nuncio in Syria,...

Rome's Vocations Director: All Are Called to Be as Holy as Saint Popes

Everyone can be as holy as the...

Rome Prayer Vigils Organised on Eve of Canonization

The Vicariate of Rome is organ...

1M Pilgrims Expected for Canonization

Up to a million pilgrims will ...

Pope Tells Faithful of Joy We Can Have When We Abandon Mistaken Ways o...

During the general audience th...

Daily Homily: Jesus Stood in Their Midst

-- Acts 3:11-26 Psalm 8:2ab an...

Patriarch Decries School Bombing in Syria

"May the world heed the cries,...

Pope's Easter Mass and Blessing Attract 150,000 Faithful

Celebrating the Easter Sunday ...

European Rights Court: Hungary Can't 'Play Favorites' in Registering C...

By Roger Kiska of the Alliance...

Alabama High Court Says Term 'Child' Applies to Unborn

The Alabama Supreme Court hand...

What Makes a Saint? Postulators Brief Reporters on John XXIII, John Pa...

The Holy See hosted a press br...

Easter Message From Seoul

Here is the Easter message fro...

Latest SCES News

Vacancy: Depute Head Teacher St Columba's High School Dunfermline

Applications are invited by Fife Council for the post of Depute Head Teacher in St. Columba's High School, Dunfermline.  NB Closing date for applications: Friday 26th April 2014.  For further information, go to MyJobScotland website....

Primary Head Teacher Vacancies - East Ayshire

The following Primary Head Teacher vacancies are being advertised by East Ayrshire Council: St Sophia’s Primary School, Galston St Sophia’s Primary School, a denominational school, is part of St Joseph’s Learning Community and serves the villag...

Caritas Award Ceremony 31st May 2014

Plans are underway to celebrate the achievements of over 1,000 young people who have been using their talents to benefit others in their schools, parishes and local communities.  These young people, all student in Catholic schools across Scotland -...

Caritas Award update 10th April 2014

Sincere thanks to school and parish co-ordinators for all their efforts to submit evidence for this year’s Caritas Award.  Since 31st March we have been processing over 1,000 submissions. On Friday 4th April the Caritas Assessment Board met to di...

Troon pupils baking for fun

Primary 6 pupils enrolled fro the Pope Francis Faith Award in St Patrick’s Priamruy school in Troon have been putting their Faith into action by  raising money for S.C.I.A.F and for a clinic for mothers and babies in Badagry, Nigeria, which is su...

Seminar for Catholic School Parents

An important seminar for parents is being organised by the Parental Involvement Working Group of the Catholic Education Commission to enable parents to hear about some key findings from a recent evaluation of the impact of Religious Education in scho...

Aid to the Church In Need Resources

Aid to the Church In Need, is a charity which is at work in more than 130 countries, helping Christians who are persecuted, oppressed or in pastoral need.  The charity supports more than 5,000 projects every year, helping the Church 's mission. Fr...

Progress with Pope Francis FAITH AWARD

Survey of Pilot Schools To give us some early information about how things are going in pilot schools, teachers are being asked to complete an on-line survey which asks some simple questions about what has happened so far.  Responses will enable us ...