This weeks columns


Signs of St Mungo can be found in Glasgow – if you know where to look

January 11th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

When I was a wee boy in the 1950s, I bumped into St Mungo every day. That’s because, as you waited for a Glasgow Corporation tram, trolleybus or bus, you couldn’t help noticing the saint, dressed as a bishop, looking at you as the vehicle drew up at your stop. There he was, right at the top of the city coat of arms carried proudly by every corporation vehicle in those days. Today, as we near St Mungo’s annual feast on January 13, is the city’s patron saint as visible as he was then? Where are you likely to encounter him in ... continue reading.

Baptism is the moment a soul is changed forever

January 11th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Despite all the tears, gurgles and chaos, the wonderous Sacrament is a ‘gateway to all Christian life’ — By Fr Jamie McMorrin... continue reading.


Shining a light on Christmas tradition

December 27th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Brandon McGinley sees the beating heart of Faith behind the seasonal commercialism.... continue reading.


A year of firsts for Catholics and MSPs

December 27th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Office Anthony Horan says we should not be timid about championing our contributions to society... continue reading.


A Christmas gift that can’t be ordered on Amazon

December 27th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

This time of year is a great opportunity for evangelisation as people return to church, writes Fr Jamie McMorrin... continue reading.


Light a Christmas candle for Christ

December 14th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

With public spaces rejecting Nativity cribs, displays of the real meaning of Christmas are needed in our homes, writes Fr Michael Kane.... continue reading.


LGBT issues and Catholic schools

December 7th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Following concerns about the teaching of LGBT matters in Catholic schools, Barbara Coupar of the Scottish Catholic Education Service addresses the Church’s implementation of the government-backed TIE campaign.... continue reading.

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Time to speak out for free speech rights on campus

December 7th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catherine Farrelly, president of Strathclyde Students for Life, explains why anti-abortion students’ fight for university recognition is so vital... continue reading.

Why we’re all banking on Faith

December 7th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

As Christians rail against payday lenders, Ross Ahlfeld finds communities are leading the fightback.... continue reading.

We are not alone when we walk with God

December 7th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Clergy can, like the Apostles, argue and compete with each other—but there’s a unique value in the bond that joins priests — By Fr Jamie McMorrin ... continue reading.

Bumping into St Mary at Adelaide cross

November 30th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Hugh Dougherty finds it easy to encounter the powerful, living legacy of Australia’s first Saint... continue reading.

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  • The merchant’s son who renounced his wealth, by Dr Harry Schnitker
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