This week's feature


When did I see a stranger?

April 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Knights of St Columba prayer campaign calls the Faithful to prayer and, with an election looming, the message for this month says: “Politicians will be discussing the subject of immigration. They will be trying to divide communities and stop less fortunate people entering our countries. Because we can’t see them, does it mean we can ignore them?” Pope Francis has made concern for immigrants one of the hallmarks of his Pontificate. Something that was underlined earlier this year when he visited an immigrant settlement on the outskirts of Rome (above). The settlement on the northeastern edge of Rome was ... continue reading.

Small is more beautiful

April 17th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish priest FR COLIN MacINNES, a missionary living and working in Guayaquil, Ecuador, explains how tall oaks grow from small acorns by drawing our attention to a micro-credit project he helped to set up among parishioners... continue reading.


Faith is a light of hope in the darkest of places

April 10th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

IAN DUNN shares a very personal reaction to his visit to a DR Congo prison while in the country with SCIAF marking the charity’s 50th anniversary year... continue reading.


Ruth Davidson is open to SCO questions

April 3rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In the last interview of the SCO series, Scottish Conservative Leader Ruth Davidson tackles the SCO questions to Scottish party leaders ahead of the general election in a Q&A ... continue reading.


Christ has risen

April 3rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SR STACEY CAMERON, schools project officer for MISSIO SCOTLAND explains how the charity is continuing to share the joy of the Gospel worldwide and asks us to endeavour to do likewise... continue reading.


Lib Dems aim to find the middle ground

March 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie believes his party and Catholics have a great deal in common, SCO editor LIZ LEYDON finds out in the latest in her series of interviews with Scottish party leaders ahead of the general election ... continue reading.


Milestone in sight

March 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

MAGNUS MacFARLANE-BARROW, founder and chief executive of MARY’S MEALS, explains how the charity is closing in on the milestone of providing one million children worldwide with a daily meal... continue reading.

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Life matter at Project Truth

March 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

RACHEL KIDD from SPUC SCOTLAND explains how the pro-life organisation aims to build on the success of last year’s event... continue reading.

Reality star still shining brightly

March 13th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

DANIEL HARKINS talks to Michelle McManus, who set the bar for TV talent shows by winning Pop Idol, and was a Papal visit hit, ahead of her one-woman show at the King’s Theatre in Glasgow... continue reading.

First hospice is 65 years young

March 13th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St Margaret of Scotland staff are celebrating the hospice’s 65th anniversary year the best way they know how, with a series of fun-filled fundraising events, writes Clare Murphy... continue reading.

Focused on a fairer future for Scotland

March 6th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The third in a series of interviews with Scottish political party leaders sees SCO editor LIZ LEYDON speaks to the First Minister and Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon on issues such as life, education and Scotland’s future... continue reading.

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  • SCO exclusive: Harrowing account of helping refugees at sea from the Order of Malta.
  • Bishop Stephen Robson confers of the Ministry at Mass on candidate for the permanent diaconate Kris Jablonski at St John’s Perth.
  • Vocations to the priesthood are precious, writes Deacon Henry McKenna ahead of World Day of Prayer for Vocations on Sunday, with guidance from Pope Francis and Archbishop Leo Cushley.
  • New series by Joe McGrath begins on what happened to the Church after the Resurrection.
  • Knights of St Columba put poppy from the Tower of London on first Supreme Knight’s grave.



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