This weeks columns


Saving the world was in Christ’s nature

February 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Numerous groups and individuals today are challenging us in regards to our relationship to mother-earth. From Green Peace, from various environmental groups, from various Christian and other religious groups, and from various individual voices, comes the challenge to be less-blind, less-unthinking, and less-reckless in terms of how we relate to the earth. Every day our newscasts point out how—without much in the way of serious reflection—we are polluting the planet, strip-mining its resources, creating mega-landfills, pouring carbon dangerously into the atmosphere, causing the disappearance of thousands of species, creating bad air and bad water, and thinning the ozone layer. And ... continue reading.

We need to talk about our young people and the future of parishes

February 13th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

This month, I had intended to write again about Pope Francis and the way in which he is reaching out to people, from the six million who gathered to greet him in the Philippines to the little girl, a rescued street child, who, reading a welcome to him, was overcome by emotion and ran to him for comfort. ... continue reading.


Our eyes as windows to our souls

February 6th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Fr Ronald Rolhesier... continue reading.


The positive side of melancholy

January 30th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Fr Ronald Rolhesier... continue reading.


Becoming brothers and sisters in faith

January 23rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Fr Ronald Rolhesier ... continue reading.


Importance of splitting the moral atom

January 16th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Fr Ronald Rolhesier... continue reading.


Support for SCIAF makes a difference

December 25th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Alistair Dutton... continue reading.

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  •  Archbishop Leo Cushley’s full reflection on Malawi trip with SCIAF.
  • Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen rallies opposition to assisted suicide.
  • Bishop John Keenan of Paisley express Church’s solidarity with the Jewish community.
  • Gerald Warner on being realistic about and alert to the challenges that face our Church’s teaching.
  • Politicians weigh in on parents’ bid to keep Catholic primary education in Milngavie by taking St Joseph’s out of local authority control.


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