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The prime of Catholic imagination

March 16th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Linden Bicket, a teaching fellow at the School of Divinity in Edinburgh, is a vividly bright, refreshing Scottish Catholic thinker, who has shaken up the often masculine and staid world of academia with her new book George Mackay Brown and the Scottish Catholic Imagination. Beyond an enlightening study of Mackay Brown’s key works, the book considers the fiction of other well-known Catholic converts such as Muriel Spark and the less-known cradle Catholic George Friel. Bicket suggests that the Catholic imagination in Scotland has been shaped by ‘the tumultuous religious history of the nation.’ The Scottish Reformation, she argues, was seen by many ... continue reading.

Deacon’s journey from press to priesthood

March 16th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Former Flourish editor VINCENT TOAL on his path from seminary to ordination via Catholic journalism - By DEACON VINCENT TOAL ... continue reading.


A wummin’s wummin: tale of a teacher who joined fight for equal rights

March 16th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

JOANNA MAGOUFAKIS speaks to the daughters of a Clydeside Catholic suffragist about her life and the fearless women she campaigned with - By JOANNA MAGOUFAKIS... continue reading.


A golden time for Christian meditation

March 9th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

ERIN BYRNE visits a Catholic school in Glasgow and finds spirituality is driving educational attainment BY ERIN BYRNE... continue reading.


Safe in whose hands? A look at what Scotland’s political parties think of Catholic schools

March 2nd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In a special report, Ryan McDougall examines the position of Scotland’s political leaders on Catholic education, 100 years after it won state funding... continue reading.


Scotland’s anti-Catholic riots: violent 18th century attacks aimed at saving a ‘Protestant state’

February 23rd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In the first of two articles looking at the repeal of anti-Catholic legislation, MICHAEL TURNBULL explores the riots that hit Edinburgh, the crusading Bishop Hay, and the explosive language that whipped up bigoted sentiment and led to violence - By MICHAEL TURNBULL... continue reading.


The Lent campaign sowing seeds of hope in Cambodia

February 19th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Reporting from Cambodia, DANIEL HARKINS speaks to the family featured on SCIAF’s Wee Box this Lent, and explains the struggles they face in a country with a long history of horrific war... continue reading.

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It’s the power of love: pro-life rally delivers a message to the world

February 9th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fresh from a visit to Washington DC, SPUC’s youth development officer LOUISE GRANT reveals how the March for Life in the US capital serves to inspire us all to contemplate a future free of the ‘chains of abortion’ - By LOUISE GRANT ... continue reading.

Good for Scotland: the incredible value of Catholic schools to our society

February 2nd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholics and non-Catholics, teachers, priests and politicians tell us why Faith-based education has such a positive influence... continue reading.

The Catholics of Corby: there’s more to the English town than a trouser press

January 26th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In his latest pilgrimage series, ROSS AHLFELD finds a Coatbridge native in Corby and looks at the Scottish connections to the town, and its links with a saintly campaign in Glasgow - By ROSS AHLFELD ... continue reading.

Fairstart for the homeless: the Catholic charity providing refuge and hope

January 19th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A project run by Glasgow’s Mungo Foundation is helping vulnerable women get back on their feet, DANI GARAVELLI finds... continue reading.

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