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We need to spread the love, Wuhan Catholic writes

March 30th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

This morning I spoke on the phone with a Catholic friend who was born in the village of Zhang Jia Tai. The name of the village indicates that it is the ancestral home of the Zhang family, a common way in which Chinese townships were named. Although the village is in the heart of Hubei province it has completely escaped the ravages of the coronavirus outbreak. Its clean bill of health is due to the fact that it was sealed off from surrounding areas in the early days of the pandemic. Those who had returned home to celebrate the ... continue reading.
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Beatitudes for our troubled times amid COVID-19

March 30th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

If the Beatitudes can speak to us in any age, they can speak to us now in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, writes SUSAN MANSFIELD as she continues the Ignatian Lent Retreat through these extraordinary times... continue reading.

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A long search for a true and authentic hero

March 20th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

As our series on the Ignatian Lent Retreat continues, Susan Mansfield reflects on the difficulty of finding true heroes in the modern world.... continue reading.

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Bishops’ Conference letter in full reveals pans to sustain Faithful during virus turmoil

March 20th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Words of encouragement from our bishops during this unsettling time.... continue reading.

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Light in the Darkness: The heroes changing lives in the DRC

March 20th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In the second of his special reports from DR Congo for SCIAF’s Wee Box Appeal Ryan Mcdougall talks to people on the front line helping survivors of rape overcome trauma... continue reading.

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Peter Grant: A Faithful Servant of God

March 6th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Former Celtic player Peter Grant tells Richard Purden how his Catholic upbringing helped him through the highs and lows of being a leading figure at the Glasgow club during some of its most difficult years, and the abiding influence of now legendary player-turned-manager, Tommy Burns.... continue reading.

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Being shaped by the hand of God

March 6th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

As we continue our series following the online Lent Retreat created by Ignatian Spirituality Centre in Glasgow, Susan Mansfield considers the importance of having good foundations in our Faith.... continue reading.

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A season of giving as well as giving up

February 28th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catherine Deighan reflects on how she will mark the season of Lent through giving up some of her favourite things and by giving to charity.... continue reading.

Called to enjoy God’s creation with responsibility

February 28th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In the first in our series following the online Lent Retreat created by Ignatian Spirituality Centre in Glasgow, Susan Mansfield finds new ways to look at our relationship with God’s world... continue reading.

A look at Lutheran links and the intricate politics of Christian denominations

February 28th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Ecumenism, the policy of forging and strengthening links with other Christian churches, is again on the papal agenda, and Ross Ahlfeld has good reason to celebrate its renewal... continue reading.

Meet the DRC women who survived sexual violence with SCIAF’s help

February 21st, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In a special report from the Democratic Republic of Congo for SCIAF's Wee Box Appeal, Ryan McDougall meets survivors of rape and sexual violence and discovers how they are beginning to regain control of their lives.... continue reading.

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