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Sep. 23 Memorial of St. Padre Pio, Memorial

Padre Pio was born in 1887 in the small Italian village of Pietrelcina. He joined the Capuchin Friar...

Sep. 22 Monday of the Twenty Fifth Week in Ordinar...

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is th...

Sep. 21 Twenty-Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Sund...

"Brothers and sisters: Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me l...

Sep. 20 Memorial of St. Andrew Kim, priest and mar...

During the 17th century the Christian faith was brought to Korea through the zeal of lay persons. Fr...

Sep. 19 Optional Memorial of St. Januarius, bishop...

Little is known about St. Januarius. He was Bishop of Benevento in Campania. He died near Naples, ab...

Sep. 18 Thursday of the Twenty-Fourth Week of Ordi...

St. Joseph of Cupertino (1603-1663) was born at Cupertino, Italy, and died in Osimo. He was of lowly...

Sep. 17 Optional Memorial of St. Robert Bellarmine...

St. Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621) was born in Montepulciano, Italy, and died in Rome. The son of nob...

Sep. 16 Memorial of Sts. Cornelius, pope and marty...

Today the Church commemorates two friends in the service of Christ and his Church. Cornelius, a Roma...

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Pope Nominates Members of International Theological Commission

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Pope Francis' Message for 2015 World Day of Migrants and Refugees

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Archbishop of Singapore: Family Must Be Central to Overcome Seculariza...

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Theme Chosen for Pope Francis' Visit to the Philippines

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UK Ordinariate Holds Its First Ever Festival

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English Bishop: We Must Promote Gospel of Life With Joy

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Remembering Don Alvaro, Successor to St. Josemaría Escriva

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Bishop of Yola: 'Without Concrete Assistance, Nigerian Christians Will...

While there is some internatio...

Francis Picks Spokane Bishop to Lead Chicago Archdiocese

Pope Francis on Saturday named...

Full Text of In-Flight Papal Press Conference From Albania

Here below is an English trans...

Pope Establishes Commission to Study Streamlining Annulments Procedure

The Vatican announced Saturday...

Pope Francis invites Argentinian president over for lunch (Video)

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Pope Francis to address the Council of Europe in November (Video)

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Archbishop Coakley's Homily at Holy Hour in Reparation for Black Mass

Here is the homily of the Euch...

Latest SCES News

God's Loving Plan - Relationships Education for Primary schools

God's Loving Plan - updated guidance on the teaching of relationships education in Catholic primary schools - was launched at the CHAPS conference for Scotland's Catholic Primary Head Teachers on Friday 5th September 2014.  Following extensive consu...

Vacancy: PT Religious Education - St Peter the Apostle High School Clydebank

Applications are invited by West Dunbartonshire Council for the post of Principal Teacher of Religious Education in St Peter the Apostle High School, Clydebank. NB Closing date for applications:Sunday 28th September 2014 For further information, go t...

Pope Francis Faith Award - getting involved

Catholic Primary schools have been invited to be involved in PHASE 2 of the pilot scheme for the Pope Francis FAITH AWARD, starting in Advent 2014.  It is intended that this will involve pupils currently in Primary 6, will begin at the start of Adve...

Faithful Discipleship - CHAPS Conference 2014

There was a very positive response to all the contributions made on the theme of 'Faithful Discipleship' at this year's CHAPS conference for Catholic Primary Head Teachers.  Almost 200 delegates heard from Archbishop Leo Cushley, Archbishop Philip T...

Caritas Award 2014-15 Documentation

At a well-attended meeting of school co-ordinators held in the Conforti Institute on Wednesday 27th August 2014, participants were able to share some different experiences of implementing the Caritas Award in their schools.  These related to: classr...

Journeys in Religious Education

Education Scotland colleagues have published a number of short videos on their website, following the publication of their RME 3-18 curricular impact report which was published earlier this year.   N.B. Some of these relate to RME learning and teac...

Liturgical Calendar Wallchart 2014-15 - NOW AVAILABLE

SCES has published a Liturgical Calendar Wallchart for 2014-15 for use in schools and parishes.  It is printed in full colour at B2 size (29 x 17 in) and will provide an excellent resource for classrooms and other display areas.  The Calendar di...

Honorary Fellowship for Michael McGrath

On 30 June 2014 Michael McGrath, Director of the Scottish Catholic Education Service (SCES), was appointed an Honorary Fellow of the St. Andrew's Foundation in the University of Glasgow. The Fellowship was awarded at the end of the Graduation Mass fo...

Plaques for Caritas Award

Schools and parishes wishing to display the names of young people who have received the Caritas Award in 2014 can order a plaque which can be displayed appropriately to commemorate the achievements of young people. The Caritas Award Plaque, sharply d...