This week's feature


From Ecuador’s epicentre April 17

April 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The sanctuary chair I was sitting on started moving, then rocking and after a few seconds, which seemed like an eternity, it seemed that the chair wanted to start dancing. It was a strange sensation. I immediately realised that this was not one more of the occasional tremors we get in the country. The situation was far more serious. When the movement subsided I remained seated. I thought that there was only a light zinc roof above me and it would not do much damage even if it started to fall whereas there was a semblance of a small ... continue reading.

Syria: ‘I was hungry and you fed me’

April 8th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Clare Creegan and John Pontifex of Aid to the Church in Need describe the findings of the Catholic charity’s recent project-assessment trip to war-torn Syria, focusing on the needs of the suffering trapped Christians... continue reading.


Bringing light into lives

April 1st, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Sally McEllistrim from MISSIO SCOTLAND explains how the charity—through its Scottish supporters—is helping change the lives of people in Malawi both in a material and also a spiritual sense... continue reading.


Our father

March 25th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

IAN DUNN’S final report from Ethiopia in support of the 2016 SCIAF Wee Box Appeal looks at the work of Fr Paddy Moran... continue reading.


Standing up for life

March 18th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

LOUISE GRANT, development officer for SPUC SCOTLAND, shares with us some of the pro-life events and initiatives that have taken place—and those planned for the future... continue reading.

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‘I never felt the need to break away [from the Church]’

March 14th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Ian Dunn talks to Stonewall CEO Ruth Hunt, a Catholic, in search of common ground between religious groups and the gay community ... continue reading.


Would you break the law to feed your starving family?

March 4th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

IAN DUNN met the Saras, the family on the 2016 Lenten SCIAF Wee Box, when he was visiting Ethiopia and discovered how their lives were turned around by Scottish support... continue reading.

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‘We’re no longer burying children on regular basis’

February 26th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

IAN DUNN met with Fr Peter Walters during the Let the Children Live’s priest’s recent visit to Scotland and discovered, while progress is being made, the need remains great in Colombia before Pope Francis arrives... continue reading.

Pray for seminarians from Scotland on their journey

February 19th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

DANIEL HARKINS talks to some of the Scots studying for the priesthood, each on their own spiritual path. Meet Andrew Marshall, Ninian Doohan, Charles Coyle and Jamie McMorrin... continue reading.

‘We have saved thousands of children here’

February 12th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

IAN DUNN meets the ‘nuns of life’ in Ethiopia who, helped by SCIAF, bring children with severe malnutrition back from the brink... continue reading.

Their very lives are in our hands

February 5th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In Ethiopia and some surrounding African countries, the success or failure of conflict resolution hold the lives and future of men, women and children in its hands. IAN DUNN reports from his visit to the region with SCIAF... continue reading.

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  • Lawrence Logue on the way forward for the pro-life movement.
  • Dr Harry Schnitker explains the very real differences between the green movement and Catholic thinking despite shared interest in the environment.
  • Politicians should listen to Catholic voices, says Richard Purden.

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