This week's feature

8 GIRVAN

The giving hearts of Girvan

May 18th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

IN 1807, Blessed Anne Marie Javouhey founded the Order of St Joseph of Cluny in France. More than 200 years later, in the town of Girvan on the west coast of Scotland, the religious order continues to thrive despite the challenges of today. Srs Catherine Forde, Margaret McCabe, and Ruth Nawarauckas are the only nuns from the Order remaining in Scotland. Based on Harbour Street, the nuns are a comforting presence in this seaside town renowned for having one of the best golf courses in the world and extraordinary views of Ailsa Craig. On a clear day the tip of ... continue reading.
11 BOOK KELLS

Turning to a new page in Scottish Irish relations

May 18th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The historian behind the guide to The Book of Kells tells AMANDA CONNELLY why Scots should celebrate it too... continue reading.


8-LOURDES-HCPT

With all our love from Lourdes

May 11th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Seasoned pilgrim PETER DIAMOND reveals that, even after years of journeying to Our Lady’s shrine in southern France, he still finds it difficult to put into words the minor miracles that keep him going back ... continue reading.


11-NICHOLS

Cardinal Vincent Nichols on Alfie Evans, Brexit and divisions within the Church

May 11th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

DANIEL HARKINS speaks to the Archbishop of Westminster about his new book, religious freedom and the future of Faith in the West... continue reading.


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Rosary on the Coast

May 4th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

On Sunday April 29, tens of thousands of Catholics came to the coast to pray the Rosary, Amanda Connelly looks at the incredible event that united the faithful across the UK and which was backed by the Pope... continue reading.


7-BARRA-SCIAF

From Castlebay to Cambodia

May 4th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

James Farrell joins SCIAF as the charity speaks to Scotland’s fishermen about its work in Asia... continue reading.


9-MILLAR

Help guide those who feel the call to the priesthood

April 27th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Following his 40th anniversary celebrations, AMANDA CONNELLY speaks to Mgr Millar about vocations... continue reading.


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Time for words of welcome

April 27th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

DANNY SWEENEY of Justice and Peace Scotland reflects on a recent visit to Washington DC where he investigated the plight of migrants and found a country where many are putting up walls — By DANNY SWEENEY ... continue reading.


The little charity taking on the Goliath of loneliness

April 20th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St Mungo’s Old Folks’ Centre, RYAN MCDOUGALL finds, is making a big difference despite a lack of funding — By RYAN MCDOUGALL ... continue reading.


An Eastertide tale of two cathedrals

April 13th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

ROSS AHLFELD recalls two influential strands of spirituality which helped him keep Faith with the Church — By ROSS AHLFELD ... continue reading.


Fathers in arms

April 6th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In the centenary year of the end of the Great War, AMANDA CONNELLY speaks to the author of new book Priests in Uniform about the Church’s heroic clergy... continue reading.



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  • Glasgow considers pro-life ban
  • 2018 St Margaret pilgrimage launched
  • Scottish bishop prays for the ‘soul of Ireland’
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  • Catholics across Scotland celebrate the month of Mary

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