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Move closer towards the light of God

May 15th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

What’s the use of an old-fashioned, hand-held lantern? Well, its light can be quite useful when it is pitch-dark, but it becomes superfluous and unnoticeable in the noonday sun. Still, this doesn’t mean its light is bad, only that it is weak. If we hold that image in our minds, we will see both a huge irony and a profound lesson in the Gospels when they describe the arrest of Jesus. The Gospel of John, for example, describes His arrest this way: “Judas brought the cohort to this place together with guards sent by the chief priests and Pharisees, all ... continue reading.

Praying for those not of this fold

May 1st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Ronald Rolhelsier’s open letter to bishops... continue reading.


Where can we find resurrection?

April 10th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Fr Ronald Rolhesier... continue reading.


We must keep the Faith in the family

April 10th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Be politically aware and active, but ultimately leave differences aside and listen to the Gospel as one, advises Cath Doherty ... 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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