| 28th August 2017 | News Releases, Blogging
28 August
Aug 28
28th August 2017

Bishop backs “Give Me Five”, Child Benefit Top-up Campaign Monday 28 August 2017   Bishop William Nolan of the Catholic Church’s Justice and Peace Commission has backed the national launch of the “Give Me Five”, Child Benefit Top-up Campaign, to increase Child Benefit in Scotland by £5 per child per week.   The campaign will be launched on Wednesday 30th August 2017 at the Conforti Institute, Calder Avenue, Coatbridge, ML5 4JS at 9.30am.   The “Give Me Five” campaign aims to lift 30,000 children in Scotland out of poverty by increasing child benefit by £5 a week per child. While the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill is welcomed, setting out as it does ambitious targets to eradicate child poverty in Scotland by 2030, this campaign seeks urgent action now to...

| 25th August 2017 | News Releases, Blogging
25 August
Aug 25
25th August 2017

Friday 25 August 2017 Scottish Parliament to mark the centenary of the 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 great saint of social justice and I’m...

| 31st July 2017 | News Releases, Blogging
31 July
Jul 31
31st July 2017

31 July 2017 Retired Bishop publishes his fourth book at 91. The former Bishop of Galloway, Bishop Maurice Taylor has published a book on the Sunday Gospels, written to provide “information, explanation and reflection” and designed to be used by individuals or groups in scriptural discussion and analysis. Commenting on the book, Bishop Taylor said: “This book, is an attempt on my part to respond to the call to share the gift of faith which God has given to me. It is a kind of companion to an earlier book of mine: ‘What Are They Talking About?’ “I hope it provides – information, explanation, reflection, suggestion, resolution. It may be useful, therefore, for individual or communal lectio divina, for small groups’ discussion, for homily preparation or for anyone interes...

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