This week's feature


Sisters spread the Word on social media

April 21st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

TECHNOLOGY and social media have become massive parts of our everyday lives— so big, in fact, that we often forget how much of a role they have to play in our day-to-day existence. How many of us have found ourselves absentmindedly scrolling through our Facebook or Twitter feeds, refreshing our Instagram, or keeping our phones glued to our sides waiting on the latest ping of a text or WhatsApp message to come through? In today’s world, the message given to us on the need for consumption has developed a fear of missing out. As we become more engrossed in who’s retweeted ... 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.



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.


Standing on the shoulders of Celtic giants

April 7th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Ex-footballer and pundit Charlie Nicholas talks to Richard Purden about his Faith and those he is indebted to... continue reading.


A forgotten life – that needs remembered

March 31st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

At a funeral held this month in Glasgow, a Polish woman was buried. There was no family there but DANI GARAVELLI discovered the life of Bronislawa Francuz was extraordinary, sad and unforgettable.... continue reading.


Raising up lives in Malawi

March 24th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

IAN DUNN reports from the African country on the life-saving work of SCIAF ... continue reading.


The joys of a Catholic childhood in Dundee

March 24th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

JIM SPENCE, the Dundee-based broadcaster and writer, looks back fondly on his days of football, berry-picking and slow dances in a city where a quarter of the population was Catholic ... continue reading.

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Could the Benedict option work in Scotland?

March 17th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In a radical new vision for the future of Christianity, Rod Dreher calls on Christians to prepare for the coming Dark Age by embracing an ancient monastic way of life. IAN DUNN talks to the controversial American author... continue reading.

Hidden history of British Catholic life

March 10th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

He may not be religious but Roy Hattersley’s latest book explores the Church and its people in Britain and Ireland from the Reformation to the present day. RICHARD PURDEN talks to the 84-year-old peer and former deputy leader of the Labour Party... continue reading.

Seeking God in the Lord of the Rings

March 10th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

NIALL GOOCH argues that JRR Tolkien’s epic series of novels has inspired a generation of young Catholics... continue reading.

Saving zambian lives by sharing knowledge

March 3rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Reporting from Zambia, SCO editor IAN DUNN investigates the work of the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF), and finds the charity’s efforts spreading farming techniques is helping the country overcome its reliance on the copper trade ... continue reading.

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