This week's feature


New SPUC Scotland chief executive outlines his vision

May 15th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Joining SPUC has been an exciting change, but an area that will also have much overlap with the work I have done within the world of politics as parliamentary officer with the Scottish Bishops’ Conference for the last 16 years. There are many initiatives to work on within the network of SPUC supporters and the many people who share our aims. The pro-life chain in Edinburgh took place in the week when I started and it was an excellent opportunity to meet so many of the pro-life activists. It gave me the chance to speak to them of the ... 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.


Getting on our bikes to say thanks

May 1st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

VAL MORGAN, media officer for SCIAF, explains how the charity’s director is leading a cycle pilgrimage to thank its supporters for their assistance throughout the years... continue reading.


When did I see a stranger?

April 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

IAN DUNN explores the April theme of the Knights of St Columba prayer campaign: Immigration, refugees and ignoring the less fortunate, issues being widely discussed ahead of general election... 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.

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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.

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.

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  • Work starts on the refurbishment of St Peter’s Seminary.
  • The Feast of the Ascension at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh.
  • School children observe the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima at Carfin Grotto.
  • Gerard Gough pays tribute to former Catholic teacher Frank McArdle who is headed to the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame.
  • Declan McSweeney looks at the forces at play in the Irish referendum on same-sex marriage.

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