This week's feature


Pilgrim’s progress: the HCPT volunteers giving disadvantaged children the Lourdes trip of a lifetime

May 24th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

When I arrived in Lourdes this year for what was to be my eighth pilgrimage at Easter it had a very different feel about it. Usually I would be in charge of looking after a young boy, instructed by my group leader to ensure he had ‘the best week of his life.’ Whether that would involve telling jokes, playing games, making fun of myself or singing songs, that’s usually what my week involves and rarely do I deviate from that winning formula.   Becoming reality However, at 4am on Easter Sunday my 2019 role hit me like a sack of spuds. The scheduled flight ... continue reading.
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Streets ahead: The charity helping Venezuelan refugees in Columbia

May 17th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In a special report, Ryan McDougall speaks to the priest who founded a charity to help destitute children and discovers why he is now striving to help refugees arriving in Columbia.... continue reading.


The shockingly everyday story of slavery on Scotland’s streets

May 10th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Frances Gallagher explains how, after working on a film to highlight human trafficking, she came face-to-face with the issue in a Glasgow church porch.... continue reading.


Jean Vanier’s revolutionary community of togetherness

May 10th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Ricky Ross interviewed Jean Vanier in 2016. It is republished here on the L’Arche founder’s death... continue reading.


How we faced up to our fears and renewed our Faith

May 3rd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Richard Purden attends a reunion of a group of Catholics involved in the Alpha programme, and discovers how it inspired a 75-year-old to skydive, converted one woman to the Faith, and gave others a new-found confidence in their abilities.... continue reading.


Rediscovering the Sacrament of Confirmation

May 3rd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In the latest in our sacraments series, Bishop Brian McGee looks at the completion of Baptismal grace... continue reading.

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50 years of Scotland’s superhero Salesian Sisters

April 26th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Ryan McDougall and Amanda Connelly explore the Salesian Sisters’ support for Scotland’s young people... continue reading.

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‘I was a devout atheist, I lived by Dawkins — then I found Christ.’ A special report on the RCIA

April 26th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

James Farrell speaks to two former atheists about their journey to the Church, and asks RCIA leaders about why the programme is so successful at bringing people to the Faith ... continue reading.

Mother courage: the South Sudanese women seeking refuge in Uganda

April 19th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Peter Diamond meets some of the thousands of women refugees living in Ugandan aid camps... continue reading.

The challenge and opportunity facing a priest moving parish

April 19th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

What’s it like for a priest moving to a new parish? Richard Purden finds out as he speaks to Fr Alex Davie and learns how he once survived being hit by lightning, and about his days playing football with George Best... continue reading.

Midnight ministry: on the streets with the Christian volunteers helping Glasgow’s vulnerable

April 12th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Ryan McDougall joins the ranks of a dedicated band of volunteers from a variety of denominations who aim to offer help to all who find themselves in need during the night in Glasgow City Centre.... continue reading.

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