This week's feature


Don’t be shy talking about mental health

October 21st, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

MENTAL illness is described by some as an ‘invisible illness,’ and one that is a vital aspect of our overall health and wellbeing. Yet despite one in four people experiencing mental ill-health at some point in their lifetime, it remains a subject that is all too often plagued by discrimination, ignorance and fear. With this in mind, it has been the impetus behind a new series of devotions to St Benedict Joseph Labre at Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral in Motherwell, led by Fr Martin Delaney, assistant priest at the cathedral. Having first heard of St Benedict Joseph Labre while ... continue reading.


October 14th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In a special report, MICHAEL TURNBULL speaks about the challenges of caring for his wife Mary, and gives some advice we can all follow to help those with dementia... continue reading.



October 7th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SCO editor IAN DUNN explains why we are backing Alzheimer Scotland in their campaign to make Scotland better equipped to help those with dementia. Together, we can care for those carrying an often lonely burden... continue reading.


Spreading the word via social media

September 30th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

An innovative group from Holy Family parish in Mossend is taking the faith online, AMANDA CONNELLY writes ... continue reading.


A growing Ukrainian Catholic community in Scotland

September 30th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland hosts not a single Catholic community, but many different ones. DOROTHY CUMMINGS McLEAN begins a new series on the many wonderful varieties of Scottish Catholicism with a look at the lives and worship of Ukrainians ... continue reading.


Scottish recollections of the ‘wee woman’ with so much love

September 2nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

As Catholics across the world prepare to celebrate the canonisation of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the founder of the Missionaries of Charity and 1979 Nobel Peace Prize winner who devoted her life to caring for the poorest and neediest of the world, many of the faithful have recalled memories of the modern-day saint.... continue reading.


Creating bonds on pilgrimage to Lourdes

August 26th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pilgrims from all over ST ANDREWS & EDINBURGH ARCHDIOCESE returned from France with their faith strengthened... continue reading.

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Let’s make Olympic dreams come true

August 19th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Rio Games have been prompting FR RAPHAEL IGBAOYINBO to reflect on goals that we can all aspire to... continue reading.

Hope amid hard times in South Sudan

August 12th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Jesuit priest well known to members of a Dundee congregation is doing great work, writes STEVE LAVERY... continue reading.

All thanks to St John Paul II

August 5th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

This is an event that has a lasting effect on those who experience it. And, as RACHEL MURRAY points out, it would not be happening were it not for the vision and imagination of one man... continue reading.

How pilgrimage led to profound peace

July 22nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A trip to Lourdes with fellow pilgrims from Motherwell Diocese proved to be an unforgettable experience for AMANDA CONNELLY... continue reading.

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Latest edition

P1 OCT 21b

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  • A powerful report from Missio’s work with disabled children in Kenya on Mission Sunday
  • The launch of new feature, the bow in the Heavens, a parish diary from Fr Joseph Bollan
  • Stunning Pictures from the re opening Mass of St Columbkille’s, Rutherglen after lengthy renovations
  • The story of a new charity that offers refuge to bereaved parents
  • More tributes to the late Bishop John Mone

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