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Jul. 31 Memorial of St. Ignatius of Loyola, priest...

In the year 1521 a cannon ball fractured the left leg of Captain Ignatius Loyola, the future founder...

Jul. 30 Optional Memorial of St. Peter Chrysologus...

St. Peter Chrysologus ("the man of golden speech") earned the title of Doctor of the Church for his ...

Jul. 29 Memorial of St. Martha, virgin, Memorial

Jesus liked to stay at the house of Martha, Mary and Lazarus, his friends at Bethany, when he was in...

Jul. 28 Monday of the Seventeenth Week of Ordinary...

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

Jul. 27 Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Sunda...

"The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, a...

Jul. 26 Memorial of Sts. Joachim and Anne, parents...

It was in the home of Joachim and Ann where the Virgin Mary received her training to be the Mother o...

Jul. 25 Feast of St. James, apostle, Feast

St. James, known as the Greater, in order to distinguish him from the other Apostle St. James, our L...

Jul. 24 Optional Memorial of St. Sharbel (Charbel)...

St. Sharbel was a Lebanese monk, born in a small mountain village and ordained in 1858. Devoted to t...

Church News

Church News from Rome

Pope's Program for Albania Trip Released

The Vatican has released detai...

Bishop Who Visited El Salvador: Women and Children at Border Are Genui...

Here is a July 25 statement fr...

Francis is the first Jesuit Pope... but St. Ignatius of Loyola was the...

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The legacy and spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola, according to Be...

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Vatican publishes the Pope's schedule for his visit to Albania (Video)

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Daily Homily: The Priests and Prophets Laid Hold of Jeremiah

-- Jeremiah 26:1-9 Psalm 69:5,...

Vatican Publishes Highlights of Pope's Activities in 2nd Quarter of 20...

The Vatican has published the ...

Pope's Dialogue With Priests in Caserta

During Pope Francis' Saturday ...

Pope Thanks 14-Year-Old Irish Girl for Supporting Her Mother

Pope Francis has sent a thank ...

Flaminia Giovanelli Says Revolution in Church Isn't Just That of Women...

A top Vatican official ha...

Texas Bishops Ask Lawmakers for 'Time, Resources, Commitment' to Meet ...

Here is a letter sent last wee...

ISIS Atrocity Underscores the Importance of Religious Freedom

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Michael Perry: From a guitar playing teen to the Head of the Francisca...

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Pope sends off Cardinal Francesco Marchisano in funeral Mass (Video)

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Pregnancy Resource Center Reaches Mark of 2M People Helped

Heartbeat International, a pre...

Holy See Asks Embassies to Take Peace to Heart

The Holy See has issued a plea...

Firing Health Professionals Who Refuse to Abort Babies Is Watershed Mo...

By Roger Kiska of Alliance Def...

World Evangelical Alliance Responds to Papal Apology With Its Own

The head of the World Evangeli...

Vatican Publishes Highlights of Pope's Activities in 1st Quarter of 20...

The Vatican has published the ...

Monsignor Foy of Toronto Remembers His 75 Years of Priesthood

Here is a reflection offered b...

Latest SCES News

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...

Vacancy 2 Posts - St Peter’s RC Primary School

Aberdeen Council have advertised 2 posts of class Teacher, 1 permanent and 1 fixed-term until June 2015 in St Peter’s RC Primary School, Aberdeen. Closing date for applications is Sunday 13th July 2014.  For further information and details how to ...

Liturgical Calendar Wallchart 2014-15 - ORDER NOW

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...

Parents value Religious Education

Catholic school parents from around Scotland gathered in the St Francis Xavier Centre in Carfin to discuss the importance of Religious Education in schools.  Their discussions followed input from Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, President of the Catholi...

Pope Frances Faith Award - phase 2

Following early signs of very positive developments emerging fromthe phase 1 pilot scheme of the Pope Francis FAITH AWARD,  we now wish to extend the pilot into a second phase which will begin at the start of Advent 2014 with pupils then in Primary ...

Photographs from Caritas Awards Ceremony

Many photographs were taken at the Caritas Awards Ceremony on Saturday 31st May 2014.   Some show small groups of award recipients showing their medals.  Others show larger groups with the Bishops and some guests on stage at the end. Most of these...