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Nov. 28 Friday of the Thirty-Fourth Week of Ordina...

Traditionally today is the feast of St. Catherine Laboure. The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to her, ...

Nov. 27 Thursday of the Thirty-Fourth Week of Ordi...

Many people assume that the United States has celebrated Thanksgiving Day since the time of the pilg...

Nov. 26 Wednesday of the Thirty-Fourth Week of Ord...

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

Nov. 25 Optional Memorial of St. Catherine of Alex...

From time immemorial St. Catherine had been venerated at the monastery on Mount Sinai when, in the f...

Nov. 24 Memorial of St. Andrew Dung-Lac, priest an...

Today the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Andrew Dung-Lac, priest and martyr, and companions, ...

Nov. 23 Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King o...

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, formerly referred to as "Christ the Ki...

Nov. 22 Memorial of St. Cecilia, virgin and martyr...

Today the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Cecilia, virgin and martyr. St. Cecilia is one of th...

Nov. 21 Memorial of the Presentation of Mary, Memo...

Today the Church celebrates the memorial of the Presentation of Mary. The three feasts of the birthd...

Church News

Church News from Rome

Vatican Announces Pope Francis' Public Liturgical Celebrations in Dece...

The Vatican has released the s...

Cardinal Koch on Ecumenical Dialogue in Turkey, Russia, With Evangelic...

Swiss Cardinal Kurt Koch has s...

A Grateful Thanksgiving

Here is the latest column from...

Pope's Morning Homily: Even If Reality Is Ugly, Keep Heads Held High

Even at the worst of times, Ch...

Pope's Message to Social Doctrine Festival

From Nov. 20 to Nov. 23 at Ver...

Pope's Mass: A corrupt and rotten culture leaves no room for God (Vide...

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Pope's Message to Public Session of Pontifical Academies

The 19th Public Session of the...

Austen Ivereigh publishes biography on Pope Francis with facts on his ...

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Syriac Orthodox Bishop: Pope's visit to Turkey will spread message of ...

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Patriarch Twal: Security Risks Can't Stop Pope From His Mission

Speaking on Pope Francis' visi...

Pope to Pauline Family: 'Everyone Has the Right to Receive the Gospel'

In an audience this morning wi...

Pope's Address to the Pauline Family

Here is a translation of the P...

Pope Francis Calls for Courage to Have 'Fearless Pastoral Ministry'

Addressing the International P...

Pope Francis' Address to Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Li...

Here is a translation of the P...

'Praying, Worshiping God Is Not Wasting Time'

“While you do not hide the are...

Turkey Is Not a Welcoming Home for Christians, Neither Residents Nor R...

This reflection is provided by...

Papal Telegrams en Route to Strasbourg

Here is a translation of the t...

Irish Bishops Offering Online Advent Calendar

Archbishop Eamon Martin o...

On the Church's Journey Towards Heaven

Here is the translation of Pop...

Pope Francis to Meet with Interreligious Leaders in the Philippines

During his visit to the Philip...

Latest SCES News

Advent Resources 2014

To find a wide range of resources and weblinks which can be used to engage young people in exploring the significance of Advent and to encourage appropriate preparations for Christmas, click here:Advent and Christmas Year B.  Additional resource...

Scottish Interfaith Week - 23rd to 30th November 2014

Scottish Interfaith Week provides the opportunity to help school pupils to be aware of the importance of interreligious dialogue within the life of the Church. The Scottish Bishops recognize the importance of this work and have set up a Committee for...

Schools sign up for Pope Francis Faith Award

As we prepare for phase 2 of the pilot scheme for the Pope Francis Faith Award to get underway in Advent, over 130 schools and parishes have enrolled to participate.  This means that over 3,000 young people at the Primary 6 stage will be helped to r...

Humanum Conference

A important conference is taking place in Vatican City between 17th & 19th November 2014 to stimulate reflection on the significance and meaning of Marriage.  Described as 'an International Interreligious Colloquium on The Complementarity of Man...

Pope Francis visits European Parliament

On 25 November 2014 His Holiness Pope Francis visited the European Parliament and he addressed the Members during a formal session. The Pope was invited by the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, during his official visit to the Vatic...

Vacancy:Headteacher - St Xavier's Primary School, Patna

Applications are invited by East Ayrshire Council for the post of Head Teacher in St. Xavier’s Primary School, Patna.  NB Closing date for applications: 8th December 2014.  For further information, go to Myjobscotland website. Ref No: EAY002935...

Being Catholic in a Multi-Faith Scotland

Day conferences for S3 pupils & staff to celebrate Inter-Faith week were held on 12th & 13th November 2014 from 10am—2.30pm in the Conforti Institute, Calder Ave, Coatbridge. These conferences were being organised by the Bishops’ Conferen...

Improving RERC Event - 14th January 2015

Improving RERC: Religious Education in Roman Catholic Schools National Engagement Event The Curriculum Area Impact Review Report for Religious and Moral Education/Religious Education was published by Education Scotland in February 2014. The report hi...

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...