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Sanctuary: chapel is a haven of peace

December 1st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Like me, you might have been following the debates around Pope Francis’s latest document Magnum Principium, which moves, from the Vatican to our national conferences of bishops, the responsibility and authority for translations of the texts used for Mass into modern languages. This move has left me with more questions than answers and I’m not entirely sure how I feel about yet another potential change to the words used during Mass. For example, a few years back I seem to recall some of our more traditionally minded Scottish Catholics expressing a little criticism of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s changes to the text. This ... continue reading.

A voyage into the Faith of the Faroe Islands

November 24th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

RICHARD PURDEN visits the northern archipelago and enjoys a sense of deeply spiritual peace... continue reading.


The magic of Malawi

November 24th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pupils of St Matthew’s Academy in Saltcoats travelled to Mzuzu for an inspirational meeting with fellow young people... continue reading.

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Are we missing joy of the big family?

November 10th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

ROBERT FERGILE CASSIDY reckons having lots of kids can still be fun – provided we all share the workload -By ROBERT FERGILE CASSIDY ... continue reading.


The Scots who fought for the Pope

November 3rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The papal army, the Italian nationalist and the Scottish Catholics who joined the forces of Pius IX: 150 years after the last victory for papal troops, GERALD WARNER reveals the story of the Scotsmen who took on Garibaldi’s army to defend the rights of the Vicar of Christ -By GERALD WARNER ... continue reading.


Catholic horror: how the Church becomes a haven of last resort in the world of the supernatural

October 27th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

EVE TUSHNET looks at the portrayal of Catholicism in scary movies, and how fright flicks often tap into society’s deep need for Faith -By EVE TUSHNET ... continue reading.


Going the extra mile: the Scottish charity helping the children of Uganda

October 20th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

GERARD GOUGH meets the young Africans praying for Scotland and looks at Missio Scotland’s life-giving work with orphaned babies and schools for the deaf. -BY GERARD GOUGH... continue reading.

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A gaping wound in the body of Christ

October 13th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Christians radically changed society’s view of the poor in the Middle Ages, but the poverty gap is now increasingly widening, and prejudiced attitudes are returning. ELIZABETH BREUNIG argues that we have a duty to fight for charity and justice. ... continue reading.

Three keys: memory, fidelity and prayer

October 6th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Missio Scotland’s communications officer GERARD GOUGH looks at what makes Faith flourish in Uganda, where people keep the memory of their martyrs alive -BY GERARD GOUGH ... continue reading.

Devotions to Our Lady span the world

September 29th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

AMANDA CONNELLY looks at some the spectacular shrines to Our Blessed Mother, from Mexico to Ireland... continue reading.

A life with Down’s syndrome is a life worth living

September 22nd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In a revealing interview, AMANDA CONNELLY meets the inspirational Olympic athlete Karen Gaffney... continue reading.

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