Archive for the ‘General’ Category



St Padre Pio


Today is the feast day of the much loved St Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, cannonized in 2002.  This short video gives a glimpse of who he was but there is so much more to know about this modern day saint.Saint Pio of Pietrelcina (25 May 1887 – 23 September 1968) was a Capuchin priest from Italywho is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church. […]

The story behind the photograph of the little boy washed up on a beach has dominated the news this week.  At mass today out priest spoke about it and how he hoped it would change government’s minds about the refugee crisis that has been ongoing all summer for Britain and other countries.  Of course Britain […]

Monica, the mother of St. Augustine, was born in 332. A, a girlhood of singular innocence and piety, she was given in marriage to Patritius, a pagan. She at once devoted herself to his conversion, praying for him always, and winning his reverence and love by the holiness of her life and her affectionate forbearance. […]

Save the Date


Ladies Lunch Please save the date Saturday 14th November 2015 for our annual St Margaret of Scotland,  Ladies Lunch.  It will be held in St Thomas’s, Riddrie.  Details to follow soon!

What a fantastic video for all parents to be and all those parents struggling sometimes.  Let’s hear it for trying to be the best parents we can be!

Belatedly (this story broke while this blog was on holiday), a brilliant reflection on how our society values animals above humans by Fr Fleming, taken from John Smeaton’s blog.

Quotes for Life


Book Review


** By Frances Philips Catholic Herald** A book produced by the deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research in Toronto: Complications: Abortion’s Impact on Women, by Angela Lanfranchi, Ian Gentles and Elizabeth Ring-Cassidy. Its focus is on abortion generally, rather than the eugenic abortion of disabled babies – “life not worthy of life” you might […]

There perhaps are some people here who are unaware that Amnesty International abandoned their prolife stance a few years ago.  It wasn’t a big news story for most people, but for those in the prolife movement, it was huge!  For an organisation of such stature and longevity and such good work to abandon that part […]