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November is the right time for soul-searching

November 15th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Both festivals, at least in most of Europe, are overshadowed today by Halloween (All Hallows’ Eve), which has become the focus of popular festivities, and an ever-present fascination with the macabre. However, it is perhaps more important to remember the significance of All Souls’, and to mark the day, though in a less flamboyant manner than Mexicans currently do, by reflecting on our own mortality.   Holy Souls While we ought to remember all the Holy Souls in this month of November, it’s also important for each of us as Catholics to start thinking more about our own death. As difficult as it may ... continue reading.
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Actor set to turn heads as he portrays Fr Merrin from The Exorcist

November 8th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

As Paul Nicholas plays a priest in the play of the classic horror, Richard Purden finds him keen to make his mark.... continue reading.


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When it comes to the Faith of our fathers, Carndonagh has the hedge

November 8th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The courage our forebears in Ireland’s heartlands can still teach a lesson or two, writes Hugh Dougherty.... continue reading.


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Jesus is the life and resurrection for us all

November 1st, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In the month of the Holy Souls, Fr Michael Conroy reflects on how Our Lord shares our journey of grief.... continue reading.


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Meet the students flying the flag for Faith at Glasgow University

November 1st, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The University of Glasgow Catholic Association, based in Turnbull Hall, is a thriving community and a place of growth for many young Catholics. Joanna Magoufakis speaks to four students for whom action and formation go hand in hand.... continue reading.


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Thinking outside the box with Italian astronomer Galileo

November 1st, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Colette Cooper talks to a US author of his new book about the Italian genius and his enduring legacy.... continue reading.


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Priests reflect on the burdens of abuse crisis and lasting trauma

October 25th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Ryan McDougall interviews author Fr Barry O'Sullivan, who looks at the difficulties for parishes and priests who cope with the fallout from scandal in the Church.... continue reading.


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Called to serve the world in love and prayer

October 25th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Sr Allain Docherty from the Carmelite Monastery in Dumbarton on why vocation to Religious life still appeals today... continue reading.


The Xaverian factor: a priest’s missionary work from Sierra Leone

October 18th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In the second part in a series for the Pope’s Extraordinary Mission Month, Missio Scotland’s GERARD GOUGH speaks to missionary Father Eugenio Montesi about his work in Sierra Leone.... continue reading.


We must know our Catholic history, but focus on the injustices of the present

October 18th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Songs about historic defeats pull the heart strings but are no guide for our times, finds Ross Ahlfeld... continue reading.


Hands up to help us SPRED the love

October 11th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Initiative to build friendships and revive the Faith community is spreading like wildfire, finds Mary McGinty... continue reading.



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  • New priest hopes his bilingual skills will unite parish
  • Caritas pupils take over cathedral for afternoon of Faith and devotion
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