This weeks columns

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Building up the Kingdom at home and abroad

October 20th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Well, dear reader, here we are celebrating The Bow in the Heavens’ first birthday: it’s been a rollercoaster of a 12 months and no mistake. I declined the editor’s offer of a drinks reception at Glasgow’s answer to Trump Tower (the ‘Observer’ offices) in favour of a quiet night in with the lady of the house. In fact, I feel I ought to make a confession. Although this column is my principal commitment as a humble scribe, I do occasionally moonlight for another paper. Every month or so, I contribute a notebook column to the ‘Observer’s’ sister paper, The ‘Catholic Herald’. ... continue reading.
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Coaxing parents back into the Church

October 13th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr John Bollan sees in childhood Sacraments an opportunity to reach mothers and fathers ... continue reading.


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Journeys into the past and future

October 6th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A road trip to Dundee and a reflective week has THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS in a nostalgic mood — BY FR JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


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Our new priests are top of the class

September 29th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS takes a trip to a high school awards ceremony with a fellow graduate — By FR JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


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The insights of an exorcist priest

September 22nd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS gives us a rare look at Church investigations of the supernatural — By FR JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


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Mass is no place for axe-grinding

September 15th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS appreciates the Latin Mass, but is less keen on the politics around it. - BY FR JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


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The Church must go to the people

September 8th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS says we will be waiting a while if we wait for people to come to us —By FR JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


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The tech making life easier for priests

September 1st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A printed Breviary has a special place in THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS, but mobile apps are the future. By FR JOHN BOLLAN... continue reading.


Depression affects whole families

August 25th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS offers some help on dealing with the illness that can be as dangerous as cancer. —FR JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


Unique characters make great priests

August 18th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS reminisces fondly on the clergy who shaped lives and left a lasting impact - BY FR JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


Reaching for Christ when all seems lost

August 11th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS says that, like Peter in the Gospels, we cry out for Jesus in times of peril and darkness - BY Fr JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.



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