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8-TIM-FARRON

Illiberal Democracy

June 23rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Here, NIALL GOOCH argues that the condemnation of the politician’s private convictions is a ‘disturbing prospect’ and a blow against open and diverse public debate ‘No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other, or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.” I wonder whether Tim Farron reflected on those words before he resigned as leader of the Liberal Democrats. In a ­statement that was unusually personal and heartfelt for a politician, he said that he was torn between living as a faithful Christian and serving as a political ... continue reading.
8-PRESTON

A pilgrim in Preston

June 16th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In the first of a new series, Ross Ahlfeld heads to the North of England to an industrial town with a Catholic past.... continue reading.


9-NET-MINISTRY

Firing up their flames of faith

June 16th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

How young Scottish Catholics are getting caught in the NET - By Amanda Connelly... continue reading.


8-MCGOVERN

Journey from Brookside to Broken

June 9th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Richard Purden talks to writer Jimmy McGovern about his inspiration for major new TV drama... continue reading.


8-ALASTAIR MCINTOSH

The Christian spirituality of Harris & Lewis

June 2nd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

IAN DUNN speaks to author Alastair McIntosh about his new book Poacher’s Pilgrimage, a journey through the Outer Hebridean Islands, and discovers how the Quaker’s peripatetic life has been influenced by Christian values... continue reading.


8-TAYLOR

The ‘humble hotelier from Scotland’

May 26th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

ERIN BURN meets one of Scotland’s most successful Catholic businessmen—Maurice Taylor, CBE... continue reading.


8-JOINT-SCHOOL

A quiet revolution in faith schooling

May 5th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In the autumn, Jewish and Catholic primary schools will share one campus. Stephen Daisley reports.... continue reading.


more features

Serving with St Peter’s successor

April 28th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish seminarian RYAN BLACK gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the Easter Vigil in the Vatican... continue reading.


Sisters spread the Word on social media

April 21st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

AMANDA CONNELLY looks at the increasing popularity of a very modern, online approach to evangelisation ... continue reading.


A journey of joy, raw grief… and hope

April 13th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Grandmothers JO MIDDLEMISS and MAUREEN BURNETT are just back from their seventh trip to Ethopia—where their charity supports a Franciscan health centre. Here, Jo reveals what their Scottish fundraising efforts in Buccama have achieved ... continue reading.


A LIFE LESSON ON DIGNITY IN ZAMBIA

April 13th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Musician and presenter RICKY ROSS travelled to Zambia with SCO editor IAN DUNN earlier this year, and took time out to share his reflections on a remarkable and life-changing trip... continue reading.



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