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Connecting past and present at St. Columba’s, Caol

  At the official opening of Highland Council’s Caol Joint Campus comprising Caol Primary School, St. Columba’s Primary School and Caol Community Centre on Friday 23 June 2017, Bishop Brian McGee helped St. Columba’s pupils to make an important link with the traditions of their former school. The stone cross which was a central part of the old building was brought to the new campus where Bishop Brian led the children in a prayer to rededicate the cross in its new setting.               During the Opening Ceremony Bishop Brian said: “I wish to...

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Scottish Parliament marks Centenary of Birth of Blessed Oscar Romero

The Scottish Parliament will mark the centenary of the birth of Blessed Oscar Romero with a visit from the US Catholic Church’s top social justice official on Tuesday, 7 November. Dr Jonathan Reyes, Executive Director of the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, will deliver Holyrood’s Time for Reflection and an evening lecture entitled “Oscar Romero: A Saintly Path to Social Justice” to a select group of parliamentarians. Dr Reyes is visiting Scotland as a guest of Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews & Edinburgh. “Blessed Oscar Romero is the...

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A Reflection on the Death of Fr. Donald MacKay

All of us, to a greater or lesser degree, have been swept up into a pilgrimage of faith, hope, and love as we made our journey in prayer with Father Donald through the vicissitudes and suffering of his long and weighty illness.  We admired and were inspired by the indefatigable steadfastness of his faith ‘usque ad finem’; with his unrelenting hope speckled, as it was, with the occasional inquisitive questioning whether at the end the journey would be long or short ; with the communion of love which surrounded him from family, health professionals, fellow priests, parishioners, and many...

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Canon Donald MacKay RIP

Canon Donald MacKay, Priest of the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles and friend to many, died peacefully today, 13 August 2017 after a lengthy illness borne with great faith and courage, ministering to his people till the end. May he rest in peace....

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