Scotland's Catholics, A Distinctive Community?

Michael Rosie*

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Despite persistent debate about the status and character of Scotland’s Catholic community the question of how distinctive – if at all – Scotland’s Catholics are within a wider British Catholicism is seldom asked. Utilising the newly released Catholics in Britain Survey of 2019 this short article sketches out some comparative evidence on Catholic religiosity, moral values, family, and personal networks. It concludes that Scotland’s Catholicism is closely similar, in terms of such measures, to a wider British Catholic community.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)366-381
Number of pages16
JournalScottish Affairs
Issue number3
Early online date31 Jul 2022
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2022


  • Catholicism
  • religiosity
  • Roman Catholic Church
  • sin
  • values


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