This weeks columns


Thank God for the daily Mass-goers

May 24th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

For most people, Mass is a once-a-week celebration. Attending to our Sunday obligation is all the Church requires of us. Many people would love to come to church more often, but work and family commitments prevent this. There is, however, a small band of people in every parish who are able to attend Holy Mass through the week.   Daily Mass Daily communicants are usually retired parishioners, or those who are looking after small children during the day. Some attend as married couples, some are single and others are widowed. This group usually follows particular conventions. They almost always sit in the same seats, and ... continue reading.

Half-baked reality of two-income families myth

May 24th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Brandon McGinley’s Letter from America finds contradictions in the social policy position of a leading contender for the US presidency... continue reading.

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The statue of Our Lady of Aberdeen that holds a remarkable story of survival and Faith

May 17th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

As the statue of Our Lady of Aberdeen continues its tour of the country, Amanda Connelly reveals its rich history and the hopes it embodies for Catholics, past, present and future.... continue reading.

9 opinion column

‘I’m not a Celtic fan, but I recognise the saintly when I see it, and it’s there in Tommy Burns’

May 17th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Ian Dunn reflects on the life and biography of Celtic legend Tommy Burns who died in 2008, aged 51.... continue reading.


Crying kids and troublesome toddlers – all are welcome at Mass

May 17th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A parish in which there are no children might be silent and prayerful, but it is a parish with no future, says Fr Jamie McMorrin... continue reading.


The Faithful will flock to the Little Flower

May 10th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Ross Ahlfeld explains how St Thérèse of Lisieux’s life remains an inspiration to Catholics ... continue reading.


Catholic parents should lead by example

May 10th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

We do children a disservice if we allow First Communions to be the only bright light of Faith in their lives, writes Fr Michael Kane.... continue reading.

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A Catholic route to a marriage made in Heaven

May 3rd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Marriage is a vocation, and the Church — and other married couples — have a role to play ensuring it is a successful one. - By Fr Jamie McMorrin... continue reading.

Vigils show the power of Pro-life prayer

May 3rd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two participants in this year’s 40 Days for Life vigils explain what it’s like to take part in the Lenten campaign.... continue reading.

Real life vs fantasy: examining Freddie Mercury’s ‘ode to nihilism’ and the nature of meaning

May 3rd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In his letter from America, Brandon McGinley rejects cultural nihilism... continue reading.

Gospel brings hope to a world of turmoil

April 26th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Elaine Smith MSP on why she is supporting the Church’s mission charity... continue reading.

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