Gerard Gough THE Pontifical Mission Societies spread throughout the world—including Missio Scotland—were rejoicing this week after it was announced that the miracle attributed to Venerable Pauline Jaricot (above) had been recognised. On May 26, Pope Francis authorised Cardinal Angelo Becciu—Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints—to promulgate the Decree concerning the miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God, Pauline Maria Jaricot,
Gerard Gough POPE Francis once again underlined how much the mission is at the heart of the life and identity of the Church as he delivered a message to the Pontifical Mission Societies. The Holy Father (above) decided to address the PMS worldwide on the Solemnity of the Ascension at the Archbasilica of St John Lateran as the current Covid-19 pandemic meant that he couldn’t meet with PMS National Directors at the annual general assembly that was due to take place this month.
Gerard Gough IN SPEAKING to priests and religious—be they in Scotland or further afield—their decision to take up a vocation and follow their mission is nearly always marked by a genuine desire to help people and make a difference to their lives, spiritual and otherwise, a determination to provide love, care and support as it were. We, as lay Catholics throughout the world, are often the beneficiaries of that love and care, however lay Catholics in their own households often