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Leading The Post-Vatican II Battle For Catholic Schools, Daphne McLeod, RIP …

The sad news of the death of Daphne McLeod [left] has just arrived in my inbox, emailed by a mutual friend who has written to say that she first went into hospital about a month ago.  Then, yesterday morning she had "taken a turn for the worse" and passed away yesterday evening, Sunday 3rd...

Young Catholics in Scotland Talk About The Faith: Well… Sort of… Not Really…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1lDHeSf4f8 Comment: The young people in the above video (published in November, 2018) are just lovely.  Each and every one of them is transparently pleasant and sincere.  They are obviously proud to be Catholics, God bless their tartan socks :grin:   Yet, there is no way to gauge the level of their knowledge and understanding of the Faith. ...

Is Scottish Catholic Education Service Embedding The LGBT+ World-View?

Editor writes... Reflecting on our forthcoming Education Seminar (23 May), and given that Barbara Coupar, the Director of the Scottish Catholic Education Service (SCES) has ignored my emailed invitation to her to participate in said seminar, I decided to take a look at some of the resources on the SCES website which are used in...

Elaine Smith, MSP on Contribution of Catholic Schools in Scotland… Priceless!

Comment:  Present in the public gallery watching this recent discussion in the Scottish Parliament, we see Leo Cushley, the Archbishop of St Andrew's & Edinburgh, Barbara Coupar, the Director of the Scottish Catholic Education Service (SCES), and a group of students.  Not one  item on Elaine Smith's list singles out Catholic schools as being any different...

What on Earth IS “The Catholic Ethos”?

From the Scottish Catholic Observer, 11/10/19 ‘Our schools are inclusive, not divisive,’ say headteachers Catholic Primary headteachers reject secular arguments as they gather for annual CHAPS conference. Catholic schools are inclusive, not divisive, headteachers emphasised this week as the Archbishop of Glasgow urged them not to shy away from their Catholic ethos. The recent debate in the secular...

“Gaystapo” Corrupt Schoolchildren: UK Bishops Complicit in Propaganda Blitz…

Comment: Note: video which originally featured at the top of this page, was removed from YouTube.  We admire the Muslim parents in Birmingham who have led the fight against the LGBTQ propaganda drive in primary schools. The silence from the Catholic community, however, is embarrassingly deafening.   In the next day or so, I will be emailing...

Catholic Church in Scotland A Danger to Spiritual Health? Sadly, Yes…

From the Scottish Catholic Observer (SCO) - 16/2/19   [Editorial comment in bold]... Pupils at an East Kilbride primary school marked Catholic Education Week in a mindful way recently, as they welcomed a meditating priest. Fr Laurence Freeman OSB, who is the director of the World Community for Christian Meditation, arrived at St Vincent’s Primary School...

Archbishop of Glasgow On “Low Level of Catholic Formation” … So What?

Below, the text of the Pastoral Letter sent from the Archbishop of Glasgow to be read in all parishes tomorrow, Sunday, 3rd March, 2019.  Underneath the Pastoral Letter, is the text of the ad clerum - that is his letter to priests - on the same subject.  Compare the two - and weep! ARCHDIOCESE OF...

Scots MP: Debate Needed on Future of “Damaging” Catholic Schools…

From the Scottish Catholic Observer... MP’s comments on Catholic education ‘very disappointing’ The director of the Scottish Catholic Education Service has described comments made last week by MP Mhairi Black (pictured, left) on Catholic schools are ‘very disappointing.’ Barbara Coupar, SCES director, spoke following a report by the Sunday Herald, which claimed the SNP MP had said...

Why Are Catholic Schools Giving The Wrong Message to Young People?

Young people urged to ‘change the world’ at Paisley youth Mass - click here to read more While across in Glasgow, St Ninian’s High School in Kirkintilloch has put a stop to the high-sugar and caffeinated beverages, following calls from both teachers and experts in the UK -  click here to read about that nonsense......