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Bishop Hugh Gilbert said the saint’s death was a ‘Christ-like flash of spirit in a dark world’

Bishop Toal pointed out this was expected of all Catholics who are not married

A bishop said the consecration depends on ‘fervent national preparation’ and urged Catholics to undertake Forty Days of prayer

Some have attributed to the rise to a ‘Benedict bounce’ triggered by the former Pope’s visit in 2010

Police found the body of the 33-year-old priest on the beach at Dunbar on Friday. The cause of death is currently unknown.

The director of the bishops’ parliamentary office said Catholics face ‘alarming levels of intolerance’

Scotland’s messianic age

For some lapsed Catholics, nationalism fills a void where spirituality once dwelt

Tommy Sheppard, MP for Edinburgh East, said he wanted to introduce secularism ‘bit by bit’

The Bishop of Paisley called the First Minister’s intervention ‘very disappointing’

Police said the graffiti was of a sectarian nature