Pope Francis
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Liturgical Year

Liturgical Year

Catholic Liturgical Year

Oct. 23 Optional Memorial of St. John of Capistran...

John was a native of Capistrano, in Italy. He became a Franciscan and was one of the great organizer...

Oct. 22 Optional Memorial of St. John Paul II, Opt...

The Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship has approved the insertion of the optional memorial of S...

Oct. 21 Tuesday of the Twenty Ninth Week of Ordina...

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

Oct. 20 Optional Memorial of St. Paul of the Cross...

St. Paul of the Cross devoted himself to the service of the poor and the sick. He is best known for ...

Oct. 19 Twenty-Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Sund...

Notwithstanding the malicious intention the Pharisees had in putting this question to our Lord, they...

Oct. 18 Feast of St. Luke, Evangelist, Feast

St. Luke, the inspired author of the third Gospel and of the Acts of the Apostles, was a native of A...

Oct. 17 Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, bis...

St. Ignatius is one of the great bishops of the early Church. He was the successor of St. Peter as B...

Oct. 16 Optional Memorial of St. Hedwig, religious...

Hedwig (1174-1243), the aunt of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, was married at an early age to Henry, Duke...

Church News

Church News from Rome

Cardinal Sarah: Crisis of Today's Families Is How Concepts of Marriage...

While saying that the Holy Fat...

In Honor of St. John Paul II

To mark today's feast of St. J...

Leaders of Eastern Churches Meeting in Ukraine

The annual meeting of the East...

Daily Homily: Divine Fire and Jesus' Baptism

-- Ephesians 3:14-21 Psalm 33:...

Pope: When you start feeling superior to others, remember your sins (V...

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Pope Francis explains why the Church is the Body of Christ (Video)

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Catholic Church celebrates feast day of St. John Paul II, for the firs...

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Pope Francis remembers Pope John Paul II during his General Audience (...

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Cardinal Gerhard Müller Reflects on the Synod on the Family

The first phase of the Synod h...

Pope Meets with Mothers of Argentinian Rail Disaster Victims

Pope Francis met yesterday wit...

On the Body of Christ

Here is a translation of the H...

Pope Meets With Bayern Munich Soccer Team

Pope Francis spent Wednesday m...

Venezuela Remembers Saint John Paul II

The first feast day of St. Joh...

Pope Francis: A Grateful Heart is a Happy Heart

While speaking on the beauty o...

Synod14: Italian Relatio Text, Groups B and C

Here is a ZENIT translation of...

Pope at Santa Marta: Jesus Renders Us Children of God

Pope Francis reminded the fait...

Egyptian Christians Said to Feel Safer, Though Jihad Threatens

The Muslim Brotherhood-dominat...

Today Is Comment Deadline for Contraception Mandate's New Adjustments

The deadline is today for subm...

Pro-Lifers 'Staying Silent' Today

All across the United States t...

Rosary and Other Marian Devotions

Answered by Legionary of Chris...

Latest SCES News

Vacancy Depute Head post in St Francis RC Primary School Falkirk

Falkirk Council has advertised a vacancy for the post of Depute Head Teacher in St Francis RC Primary School, Falkirk.  Details available here on myjobscotland website.  The closing date for applications is 26th October 2014....

Vacancy - St David's Primary School, Dalkeith

Midlothian Council has advertised a vacncay for a fixed term teaching post (till 3rd June 2015) in St David's Primary School, Dalkeith.  Details available here on myjobscotland website.  The closing date for applications is 30th October 2014....

Vacancy:Head Teacher - 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: Friday 24th October 2014.  For further information, go to Myjobscotland website. Ref No: EAY0...

Synod on the Family

Concerned about the diminiishing of the Family's significance in the world today, Pope Francis  gathered together Bishops and other Church represenatives from countries across the globe in an "Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops o...

Improving RERC Event - 8th December 2014

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...

Phase 2 of Pope Francis Faith Award

Catholic Primary schools and parishes should know by now if they are going to have pupils involved in PHASE 2 of the pilot scheme for the Pope Francis FAITH AWARD, starting in Advent 2014.  SCES has now responded to all applications for Phase 2. ...

Public Lecture: THE DURKAN ACHIEVEMENT

The St Andrew’s Foundation for Catholic Teacher Education has organised a Public Lecture to be given by Professor Sir Tom Devine on: THE DURKAN ACHIEVEMENT.  This will take place in the University of Glasgow's Sir Charles Wilson Building, 1 Univer...

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...

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...