This weeks columns


Loneliness: The epidemic of the 21st century

November 16th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In truth, this has not been my experience. In the parish, I find my priestly life intensely connected to others, an experience of being in the midst of others, journeying alongside families, individuals, older and younger people. Nonetheless, I am familiar with the cross of loneliness in the lives of those I serve. On a daily basis, I witness the struggles of profound isolation in the lives of many people today. Especially vulnerable to this crippling problem are the elderly. It may be that family members have moved away or a spouse has died, and the cloud of isolation begins to ... continue reading.

Young people hunger for meaning, truth and love

November 9th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Praying with a seven-year-old can restore your Faith in humanity, Fr Jamie McMorrin says, as he discusses school chaplaincy... continue reading.


Great minds falter on questions of Faith

November 2nd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Even brilliant scientists miss the point when they put their faith in atheism, says Gerald Warner... continue reading.


Welcoming a season of remembrance

November 2nd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Accompanying families through the dark days of grief is anything but depressing, it is an inspiration, Fr Michael Kane writes.... continue reading.


The Catholic view on a contactless world

October 26th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

With workers being replaced by machines, Fr Stephen Reilly suggests how best to respond... continue reading.


Smartphones may lead to foolish parenting

October 26th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

“Parents will always worry about their kids, but increasingly they fret over what they’re not doing rather than what they are”, says Ian Dunn.... continue reading.


The best things in life should be free

October 26th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In his Letter from America, Brandon McGinley finds giving without seeking return, is the only way to spiritual fulfilment... continue reading.

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Channeling Christ is the key to a good homily

October 26th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Since his ordination, Fr McMorrin cringes when thinking about his previous ‘post-Mass analysis’ of preaching — By FR JAMIE MCMORRIN... continue reading.

Touching moments at life’s end

October 19th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The trust a priest is afforded at the bedsides of the sick and the dying is a humbling experience, Fr Michael Kane says.... continue reading.

The focus of confession is God’s grace, not sin

October 12th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Too nervous or embarrassed to go to confession? Fr McMorrin explains why confessed sins are quickly forgotten... continue reading.

A hidden darkness in the Highlands: Fr James Bell on a mental and social health crisis

October 12th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Bell, the parish priest of St Mary’s Church in Inverness, discusses mental illness, hope and challenges surrounding the issue.... continue reading.

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