This week's feature


Need to defend life at every stage

July 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A popular phenomenon that has spread in the US is the March for Life. St John Paul II once said: “Do not be afraid to go out on the streets and into public places like the first Apostles, who preached Christ and the Good News of salvation in the squares of cities, towns and villages.” His words have been taken up by millions of people around the world to proclaim the gospel of life. Just last week tens of thousands marched in Ireland to show their commitment to defending life in the womb and at every other stage. The UK ... continue reading.

A shrine and a tale of two cathedrals

July 17th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

HUGH DOUGHERTY takes us on a whistlestop tour of the sights in Liverpool that would be of interest to Catholic tourists... continue reading.


65th year is eventful one for hospice

July 10th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

MICHAEL McCARTNEY shines a light on events held to celebrate ST MARGARET OF SCOTLAND HOSPICE’S 65th anniversary... continue reading.


Nepal’s long road to recovery

July 3rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The emergency in Nepal continues. The massive earthquakes which hammered the country with such force have left over eight million people in need. Your generosity has already saved lives, but now we need to look to the long-term, LORRAINE CURRIE, SCIAF’s head of international programmes, reports ... continue reading.


Reprising a modern Jesuit journey

June 26th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Ahead of the National Pilgrimage to Keith, CHRISTINE GLEN looks at the final planned performances of AGAP’s The Martyrdom of St John Ogilvie... continue reading.


Taking to streets early for Pontiff

June 19th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish priest FR COLIN MacINNES, a missionary living and working in Guayaquil, Ecuador, explains the excitement, and preparations, ahead of Pope Francis’ first visit to Latin America... continue reading.


Pray for Syria

June 12th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

MICHAEL J ROBINSON, communications executive in Scotland for Aid to the Church in Need, provides an insight into the harsh reality of what life is like in Syria for Christians... continue reading.

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Helping Zambians make the grade 

June 5th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

MARIAN PALLISTER from MISSIO SCOTLAND explains how continued support is allowing the organisation to change the lives of young men and women in Zambia for the better... continue reading.

We’ve come a long, long way together

May 29th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

MAGNUS MacFARLANE-BARROW founder and chief executive officer of Mary’s Meals, reflects on the milestone of reaching one million of the world’s poorest children with a life-changing meal in school... continue reading.

New SPUC Scotland chief executive outlines his vision

May 15th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

John Deighan highlights that “The exact words of the European Convention of Human Rights which states: ‘Everyone’s right to life shall be protected by law.”... continue reading.

And they’re off for hospice

May 8th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

CLARE MURPHY of St Margaret of Scotland Hospice looks at the inspiring fundraising work in the hospice’s 60th anniversary year of people such as Geraldine Meehan and Eileen McHugh, those who did the second annual charity walk this year plus many more events... continue reading.

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  • Clergy and parishioners celebrate 50 years of St Columba’s in Cupar.
  • Ian Dunn explores the Knights of St Columba prayer campaign’s July theme of protecting the unborn.
  • In Joe McGrath’s series looking at what happens AFTER THE RESURRECTION, the focus falls on the life and martyrdom of St Stephen.
  • Gerald Warner: Does the Church need a more united voice in order to speak with real authority on the family?
  • St Joseph’s would still be closed, only the arguments would change, says Laureen McIntyre.

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