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Oct. 30 Thursday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary...

St. Alphonsus Rodriguez was a cloth merchant in Segovia, Spain, he was married and had children. Fol...

Oct. 29 Wednesday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinar...

Historically today is the feast of St. Narcissus who was consecrated Bishop of Jerusalem about the y...

Oct. 28 Feast of Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles, Fe...

Today the Church celebrates the feast of Sts. Simon and Jude whose names occur together in the Canon...

Oct. 27 Monday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary T...

Called "Abuna" or "the father" of Ethiopia, St. Frumentius was sent to that land by St. Athanasius. ...

Oct. 26 Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Sunday

When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of t...

Oct. 25 Saturday of the Twenty-Ninth Week of Ordin...

Today in England is the feast of the Forty Holy Martyrs of England and Wales (in Wales this is a mem...

Oct. 24 Optional Memorial of St. Anthony Claret, b...

Today the Church celebrates the optional memorial of St. Anthony Claret, bishop, the founder of the ...

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...

Church News

Church News from Rome

Pope Asks Exorcists to Manifest Church's Love for Those Persecuted by ...

Pope Francis is asking exorcis...

Campaign launches to reduce mortality rate of mothers (Video)

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New lights in the Sistine Chapel allows visitors to see it like never ...

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Pope Francis: Christian life is a constant battle against the devil (V...

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Not Religious, But Pro-Life

With the Catechism's clear def...

Pope's Morning Homily: Christian Life Is a Continuous Battle Against t...

“Put on the armor of God so th...

All Saints and All Souls Day: A Time of Mercy, Forgiveness and Reflect...

During this time of the year, ...

Pope's Address to Old Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Union of Utr...

At 11:45 this morning, the Hol...

Statement of the Holy See to the UN in New York at the General Debate ...

Here below the Statement by H....

Vatican Unveils New Lighting and AC System for Sistine Chapel

Following an exponential rise ...

Called to Vote, to Participate in Political Life

The Church tells us “by reason...

Pope's Message to Italian Young People at Bishops' Conference

Here is a translation of the m...

Pope's Address to Popular Movements

Here is a translation of the P...

Daily Homily: On the Third Day I Accomplish My Purpose

-- Ephesians 6:10-20 Psalm 144...

Pope Makes Impassioned Appeal for Those Suffering From Ebola

Pope Francis has made an impas...

All Souls' Day and the Vigil Mass

Answered by Legionary of Chris...

Pope Prays for Mexico After 43 Students Burned Alive by Drug Trafficke...

Pope Francis has said he is pr...

Pope: Regarding the Church, What Is Not Seen Is More Important Than Wh...

Pope Francis has urged the fai...

Daily Homily: Strive to Enter Through the Narrow Gate

-- Ephesians 6:1-9 Psalm 145:1...

Pope Francis Meets Bolivia's President Morales

Pope Francis met Bolivian Pres...

Latest SCES News

Being Catholic in a Multi-Faith Scotland

Day conferences for S3 pupils & staff to celebrate Inter-Faith week are being held on 12th & 13th November 2014 from 10am—2.30pm in the Conforti Institute, Calder Ave, Coatbridge. These conferences, which are free of charge, are being organ...

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....

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. ...

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...

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...

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...