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trendy restaurant in a warehouse that some fabulous clergy love so much..
[ICN] A new altar has been installed at Carfin Grotto in Motherwell to honour the Scots forced to practise their Catholic faith clandestinely through two and a half centuries of persecution, from 1560 onwards.
The altar is named after the secret seminary in the Braes of Glenlivet which operated from 1716 to 1799 in contravention of the Penal Laws against Catholicism. The laws forbade the celebration of Mass in Scotland; priests were prohibited from being in Scotland at all.
Edit: nowadays, priests are viciously persecuted by their own bishops for telling the truth about what’s going on in their sees, as is the case with Father Mathew Despard.
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Note to editors: Images of the new Scalan altar at Carfin are available at: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmG5WAFt For more information about the Scalan Association visit: https://www.scalan.net Read more at: https://scmo.org/news-releases/perma/1565690400/article/new-scalan-altar-honours-persecuted-scots.html?utm_source=blog_post&utm_medium=blog_copypaste&utm_campaign=blog_social_sharer