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Aug. 31 Twenty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, Sun...

Then Jesus said to his disciples, "Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cr...

Aug. 30 Saturday of the Twenty-First Week of Ordin...

Today is the feast of St. Jeanne Jugan, in religion St. Mary of the Cross (1792-1879), foundress of ...

Aug. 29 Memorial of the Passion of Saint John the ...

The Church, having celebrated the earthly birthday of St. John the Baptist on June 24, today honors ...

Aug. 28 Memorial of St. Augustine, bishop, confess...

St. Augustine (354-430) was born at Tagaste, Africa, and died in Hippo. His father, Patricius, was a...

Aug. 27 Memorial of St. Monica, Memorial

St. Monica (333-387) was born in Tagaste, northern Africa and died in Ostia, near Rome. Monica was a...

Aug. 26 Tuesday of the Twenty-First Week of Ordina...

Before the reform of the General Roman Calendar today was the feast of St. Zephyrinus whose long pon...

Aug. 25 Optional Memorials of St. Louis of France,...

St. Louis IX, (1215-1270) who became King of France at the age of twelve, had been religiously broug...

Aug. 24 Twenty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time, Sund...

When Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that...

Church News

Church News from Rome

Slaughter of the Innocents

 The ratio of female to m...

EXCLUSIVE: Pope Calls Iraqi Priest to Express His Closeness to Persecu...

Pope Francis has telephoned an...

Pope Francis Meets Parish Priest of Gaza

Pope Francis received in priva...

Pope meets with priest based in Gaza (Video)

From bombings to desperation, ...

Virtual Carmelite Choir celebrates the 500th anniversary of St. Teresa...

This choir is singing with a p...

Family of slain Pakistani minister meets with Pope Francis (Video)

The mother and brother of a Pa...

Cardinal Newman Society Responds to Latest Change in Contraception Man...

The following official stateme...

Scotland's Archbishops Urge Referendum Participation

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of...

Ice Buckets: Does the End Justify the Means?

By Robert Clarke of Alliance D...

Iraqi Refugees Recount Their Experiences

By Oliver Maksan Raed is in hi...

Daily Homily: God Chose the Weak of the World

-- 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 Psalm...

Sunday Homily: Whoever Loses His Life For My Sake Will Find It

-- Jeremiah 20:7-9 Psalm 63:2,...

Cool Heads Needed on Abortion-Breast Cancer Link

A Mexican wave of moral indign...

Cardinal Veglio: Church Must Defend Poor and Voiceless in Middle East

Pope Francis met Cardinal Anto...

Pope Francis to Donate Olive Tree to Kick Off Soccer Match for Peace

As a symbol of peace, Pope Fra...

American Priest: Pope Is Reaching Out to the Sick in Very Profound Way

An American priest who ministe...

Replica Statue of Cuba's Patron Saint Inaugurated at the Vatican

Affectionately known as "La Ca...

LA Archbishop Says It's Time to Start Praying for Fall Synod

Here is an article by Los Ange...

Vatican Releases Pope's Program for Visit to WWI Shrine in Northern It...

The Vatican has released the p...

Italian Bishops' Leader Says Church Must Welcome 'Unconventional Coupl...

Addressing a national conferen...

Latest SCES News

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...

Meeting of Caritas Award Co-ordinators

A meeting of Caritas Award school co-ordinators will take place on Wednesday 27th August at 10am in the Conforti Institute Coatbridge.  First notice of this meeting was sent to schools in June and a reminder was emailed on 20th August. After sharing...

Vacancy: Depute Head Teacher - St Augustine's High School, Edinburgh

Applications are invited by Edinburgh City Council for the post of Depute Head Teacher in St. Augustine's High School, Edinburgh.  NB Closing date for applications: Thursday 28th August 2014.  For further information, go to MyJobScotland website....

A New School Year

As pupils and teachers return to school for the start of a new session, at SCES we are anticipating a big year ahead as we plan to provide suppport and resources for Catholic schools across the country.    New structures During this session, detail...

Examination Results - Deo Gratias

At this time we give thanks to Almighty God that the anxious wait for school examination results is over. We congratulate all students who have worked hard in the past year to achieve their full potential in different subjects.  We pay tribute to te...

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...