This week's feature


Hurt and hope in Ukraine

April 11th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

“We are experiencing a great solidarity with the faithful from the whole world. So many of you are supporting us with your prayers and offering us your generous help.” The words of Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki, President of Ukraine’s Latin-rite Catholic Bishops’ Conference, spoken during an interview with Aid to the Church in Need, the Catholic charity for persecuted and other suffering Christians. Weeks and months of turmoil in Ukraine have wreaked havoc in a country which in a matter of days lost its president, signed a new Constitution, and saw Crimea become part of Russia. And with people being killed on ... continue reading.

Faith, hope and love in Myanmar

April 4th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

MISSION MATTERS SCOTLAND brings us two stories relating to those who are living and working amongst the poor in Myanmar... continue reading.


Changing lives

March 28th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

JANE HAMILTON from MARY’S MEALS explains how your support for the organisation allows it to play a key role in changing the lives of thousands of children in countries such as Kenya and South Sudan... continue reading.


We don’t talk about abuse, healing as the wound is so great

March 14th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

IAN DUNN meets with US writer Dawn Eden, an abuse survivor, who was invited by Bishop Hugh Gilbert to speak to Catholics in his diocese and who also spoke in Glasgow during her time in Scotland... continue reading.


Changing lives in Columbia

March 7th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

VAL MORGAN, media and communications for SCIAF, explains how the Wee Box, Big Change can make a real difference to people’s lives... continue reading.


‘Lentfest: Deepening our Faith through the gift of the arts’

February 28th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Glasgow is getting ready for its eighth Archdiocesan arts festival in style, IAN DUNN discovers ahead of the Shrove Tuesday launch concert for this year. Attractions include many events coming to parishes... continue reading.


Clear sense of what Jesus is saying helps us to ‘see’ our way

February 21st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholic Education Week special: Michael McGrath, director of the Scottish Catholic Education Service, says we must all play our part in shining the light of faith in dark times... continue reading.

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Compassion in times of crisis

February 14th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

John Newton and John Pontifex from the charity Aid to the Church in Need explain how the organisation is striving to provide relief to people in war-torn Syria and help them rebuild their lives.... continue reading.

Poverty cries out in Cambodia

February 7th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

MISSION MATTERS SCOTLAND brings us two stories relating to the work of the Pontifical Missions Societies’ with the poor in the Asian country... continue reading.

Born in the USA

January 31st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Rachel Kidd and Leonora Blackhall from SPUC Scotland have been inspired and renewed in their pro-life work by taking part in the annual US March for Life in Washington DC last week, supported by Pope Francis... continue reading.

A little peace of heaven on earth

January 24th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

CLARE MURPHY, from ST MARGARET OF SCOTLAND HOSPICE, explains how care, comfort and love are at the heart of a successful hospice... continue reading.

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