This week's feature

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Our cultural identities: Voting yes, voting no

February 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The recent Scottish independence referendum said a few things about Catholics former, current and new attachments with regards party politics and the idea of Scotland separating from England. Focusing on a significant section of this community a surprising number, particularly including those from the majority Irish descended part who have traditionally been Labour and class minded voters, translated their lack of affinity for or opposition towards such things as the Union Flag, the Conservative Party, Scottish Loyalism, British Royalty, British Imperial history and British militarism into a yes vote. Reflecting on how a number of Catholics in Lanarkshire and Glasgow ... continue reading.
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Helping the helpless back from the brink

February 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In the second of a series of special reports throughout Lent, IAN DUNN reports back from DR Congo and Rwanda where SCIAF is working with victims of harrowing sexual violence. 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the foundation of The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund... continue reading.


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Hope grows after a living hell on earth

February 13th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In the first of a series of special reports throughout Lent, IAN DUNN reports back from Rwanda where he visited a female farming project supported by SCIAF following the genocide in the country 21 years ago. 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the foundation of The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund... continue reading.


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Greens’ leader gives colour to views

February 13th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The second in a series of interviews with Scottish political party leaders sees SCO editor Liz Leydon ask the Scottish Green Party leader Patrick Harvie about crucial voting issues such as assisted suicide, faith schools and marriage... continue reading.


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Stakeholders in Catholic education

February 6th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

ARCHBISHOP PHILIP TARTAGLIA, president of the CATHOLIC EDUCATION COMMISSION, recognises the gift of Catholic education in Scotland, and highlights possible improvements... continue reading.


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SCIAF’s five decades of Faith in action

January 30th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SCIAF director ALISTAIR DUTTON reflects on the charity’s 50th anniversary— by looking at its work at home and abroad—while also explaining how the organisation continues to be guided by the Church’s teachings... continue reading.


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Sacrament gives strength and comfort to all

January 23rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In light of his research, DEACON HENRY McKenna provides a detailed insight into the importance of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick ahead of the World Day of the Sick on February 11... continue reading.


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Charity commends readers’ backing

January 16th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

JANE HAMILTON, media and communications officer for Mary’s Meals, explains how your support has changed lives and appeals for further assistance... continue reading.


When did I see you in prison?

January 16th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

IAN DUNN explores the Knights of St Columba prayer campaign’s January theme of slavery and bondage, and looks at prayer intentions... continue reading.


Jim Murphy is a man on a mission

January 9th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The first in a series of interviews with Scottish political party leaders sees SCO editor Liz Leydon ask the new Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy MP, a Catholic, to stand up for what he believes in ahead of this year’s general election. Extracts below. ... continue reading.


Knights hoping for a flowering of Faith

December 25th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

IAN DUNN reports on the launch of the Knights of St Columba’s national prayer campaign for the family, backed by Archbishop Philip Tartaglia—president of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland—Archbishop Malcolm McMahon—ecclesiastical advisor to the order—and also by The Scottish Catholic Observer ... continue reading.



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  •  Archbishop Leo Cushley’s full reflection on Malawi trip with SCIAF.
  • Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen rallies opposition to assisted suicide.
  • Bishop John Keenan of Paisley express Church’s solidarity with the Jewish community.
  • Gerald Warner on being realistic about and alert to the challenges that face our Church’s teaching.
  • Politicians weigh in on parents’ bid to keep Catholic primary education in Milngavie by taking St Joseph’s out of local authority control.

 

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