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Fighting the good fight: The nightly battle waged against poverty in Glasgow

September 21st, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

FOR most Catholics, the Legion of Mary conjures up images of kind elderly women helping out in the parish and raising funds—a far cry from the Roman fighting force from which the lay organisation takes its name. But in Glasgow, on a side street beneath Central Station, an army of Catholics are fighting a different war: a war on poverty, homelessness and injustice. The Wayside Club in Glasgow was established in 1932 and has been helping the homeless ever since. The Legion of Mary run the Wayside Club, situated in the heart of the city on 32 Midland street, a five-minute ... continue reading.

Border folk of Berwick and Belfast: A Catholic pilgrimage into Scotland’s emigrant past

September 14th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

ROSS AHLFELD travels to Berwick and the nearby holy island of Lindisfarne before heading across the sea to Belfast, as he explores Scottish roots in Catholic places... continue reading.


Nothing but Faith; Poverty and Piety in Ecuador

September 7th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

— By Fr Martin Chambers... continue reading.


Mathannas dhan Eaglais

August 31st, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

“Tha sinn ag iarraidh mathannas airson an droch dhìol an Èirinn.” — By Andreas Wolff ... continue reading.


The Catholics fighting human trafficking

August 24th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In a special report, JOANNA MAGOUFAKIS looks into the horrific reality of human trafficking, and reveals what the Church is doing to eradicate it — By JOANNA MAGOUFAKIS ... continue reading.

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In Lourdes I learned what God was asking of me

August 17th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Amanda Connelly struggles to find the words to describe a powerful pilgrimage that taught her the value of listening... continue reading.


A horticultural revolution in our communities

August 17th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Ross Ahlfeld looks at how gardening is being used to combat mental illness and social problems ... continue reading.

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A healing place: why the world comes to Lourdes

August 10th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

ALAN GILLESPIE considers a range of moments, ministry and tatty memorabilia pilgrims face when they seek strength — By ALAN GILLESPIE ... continue reading.

A man for all seasons

August 3rd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Spotlight on Tony Fitzpatrick, CEO of St Mirren FC, who talks about football, Faith, youth and his gift as an author... continue reading.

On the road again for pro-life cause: Project Truth is set to spread the message far and wide

August 3rd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pro-life young people explain why they will be hitting the Scottish streets in a bid to transform society into a culture of life – and to offer support to anyone affected by an abortion experience ... continue reading.

Pupil pilgrim discovers Lourdes can transform lives for the better

July 27th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Nicola Martin, an S6 pupil at St Ninian’s High, describes her touching and transformative pilgrimage experience... continue reading.

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