This week's feature


In their own words: teachers tell us how to tackle the staff shortage

February 17th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

During last year’s Catholic Education Week, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia warned of the ‘significant consequences’ if more teachers could not be found for our schools. One year on and the problem in both non-denominational and Catholic schools is still so severe that the General Teaching Council for Scotland recently launched a campaign to recruit teachers from as far as Australia and Canada. Here, Scotland’s teachers in their own words give us their view on the problem and how we can solve it.   Jane Barrett, probationary teacher, Sacred Heart Primary School, Falkirk Unfortunately it seems our generation do not place the importance on religion ... continue reading.

The birth of a global spiritual renewal

February 10th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

STEVE LAVERY looks back at how the Catholic Charismatic Renewal movement was born in the USA in 1967... continue reading.


The traditional way to celebrate Mass is Extraordinary

January 27th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

DOROTHY CUMMINGS MCLEAN looks at how a new generation in Scotland is being attracted to the traditional rituals of the Latin Mass ... continue reading.


The Glasgow-based priest who will help elect the next leader of Opus Dei

January 20th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

DERMOT GRENHAM talks to Glasgow-based priest Fr Stephen Reynolds, who will travel to Rome next week to be one of only 150 electors who will cast their vote for the new head of ‘the Work’ to succeed the late Bishop Javier Echevarria... continue reading.


Reject Church tribalism

January 13th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

ROSS AHLFElD looks at the black and white ‘culture war’ dividing Catholics... continue reading.


What makes teaching so appealing?

January 6th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Five students share their views on why they were drawn to the vocation of being a Catholic school teacher... continue reading.

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Vincentian values in Govanhill

January 6th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The women helping Glasgow’s Roma... continue reading.

A caring place for parents to grieve

December 23rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

ANTHONY McMAHON explains how John Paul Retreats helps parents trying to overcome the loss of a child... continue reading.

Making the dispossessed feel right at home

December 23rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Luke Devlin looks back on an eventful trip to Rome at the end of the Year of Mercy for the Jubilee for Socially Excluded Persons... continue reading.

Lady Florence’s island legacy lives on

December 23rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

JAMES MCENANEY reveals the story of the English woman who built a chapel on La Gomera in 1935 ... continue reading.

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