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Oct. 2 Memorial of the Guardian Angels, Memorial

Each person on earth has a guardian angel who watches over him and helps him to attain his salvation...

Oct. 1 Memorial St. Therese of the Child Jesus, vi...

Today is the memorial of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, more popularly known as "...

Sep. 30 Memorial of St. Jerome, priest and Doctor ...

Born in Dalmatia of a Christian, Jerome (345-420) was baptized in Rome, while taking his classical c...

Sep. 29 Feast of Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphae...

The liturgy celebrates the feast of these three archangels who are venerated in the tradition of the...

Sep. 28 Twenty-Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Sund...

"Amen, I say to you, tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God before you. When...

Sep. 27 Memorial of St. Vincent de Paul, priest, M...

St. Vincent de Paul (1576 - 1660) was born in Gascony, France, and died in Paris. He studied theolog...

Sep. 26 Optional Memorial of Sts. Cosmas and Damia...

According to tradition, Saints Cosmas and Damian suffered martyrdom in Syria during the Roman persec...

Sep. 25 Thursday of the Twenty-Fifth Week in Ordin...

Historically today is the Feast of St. Finbar who lived in the sixth century in Ireland. He was a na...

Church News

Church News from Rome

Daily Homily: Behold, I Am of Little Account

-- Job 38:1,12-21; 40:3-5 Psal...

Caritas Official Gives Inside Look at Ebola Fight

Monsignor Robert Vitillo, Gene...

Pope's Morning Homily: Consult Your Guardian Angels

Guardian angels exist, they ar...

Ideology of Isamic State Can Be Defeated With God's Help, Says Syrian ...

The apostolic nuncio in Damasc...

Syrian Refugees Face Increased Hostility, Says Head of Caritas Lebanon

As Syrian refugees continue fl...

Synod Secretary General Says Questionnaire Was 'Mostly Greeted With En...

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, t...

Pope Meets Refugees Who Survived Shipwreck

Pope Francis met privately Wed...

US Bishops Promoting 'Days With Religious' as Year of Consecrated Life...

As the Catholic Church prepare...

Feast of St. Thérèse Begins Month of Missions

Today's feast of St. Thérèse b...

Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro Reflects on Synod

On Sunday, Pope Francis will c...

Pope greets pilgrims celebrating beatification of Blessed Álvaro del P...

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Pope Francis speaks on the gifts of the Spirit at general audience (Vi...

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Pope Francis: Am I happy with the qualities that God gave me or am I e...

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Vatican Says Change of Mentality Required Towards African Refugees

The Permanent Observer of the ...

Pope Asks for Prayers for Synod on the Family

At his weekly general audience...

Full Text of Pope's General Audience Catechesis, Oct. 1

Below is a translation of the ...

Daily Homily: His Angels Guard You in All Your Ways

-- Exodus 23:20-23 Psalm 91:1-...

Pope at Audience: Use Your God-Given Gifts

Pope Francis has urged faithfu...

Peace Remembered in Pope's October Prayer Intentions

Pope Francis' prayer intention...

Patriarch Sako Calls on Muslims to Condemn Extremism That Distorts Rel...

Chaldean Patriarch Louis Rapha...

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 - Teacher of Religious Education (0.4) (Temporary) St Andrew's Academy, Paisley

Applications are invited by Renfrewshire Council for the post of Teacher of Religious Education (0.4) (Temporary) in St Andrew's Academy, Paisley. NB Closing date for applications:Friday 3rd October 2014 For further information, go to myjobscotland...

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...