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Humour can be a unifying, healing force that bridges divides

June 28th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Heaven and hell are serious business. Souls are on the line every moment of every day. A single mortal sin breaks our relationship with God—permanently, if we refuse to accept His invitations to return to Him. And a single kind word might be the hook God uses to pull a lost soul back to communion with Him and His Church. When the stakes are this high, anything but a relentlessly grave disposition toward everyday life can seem frivolous and irresponsible. How can we justify lightheartedness when angels and demons are doing spiritual battle all around us for the eternal destiny of ... continue reading.
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Searching for the path laid out by the Lord

June 28th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

As Scotland welcomes the first of ten men to become priests this year, Fr Jamie McMorrin reflects on his own journey to the priesthood ... continue reading.


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Jesus can heal our broken hearts

June 21st, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Not all wounds are visible, and injuries to the heart cut deeper than those of the flesh, writes Fr Michael Kane.... continue reading.


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Inside Scotland’s ‘barbaric’ detention centre

June 7th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Refugees who have been denied asylum in the UK are held at the Dungavel Removal Centre near Strathaven. We hear from the Catholic activists protesting outside, and visiting those held inside.... continue reading.


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We need Catholic leaders unafraid to speak the truth

June 7th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Devine represented the best of the hierarchy by preaching the authentic Gospel — By Fr Michael Kane... continue reading.


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Keeping Faith despite a crisis in the Church

May 31st, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Professor Janet Smith, Professor of Moral Theology at the Sacred Heart Major seminary in Detroit, explains why our Faith matters more than ever amid the abuse crisis... continue reading.


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Parishes can reap a harvest of great fruits from Eucharistic Adoration

May 31st, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

— While returning to Mass can be daunting for some, adoration can reach people on stages of a Faith journey, Fr Jamie McMorrin writes. ... continue reading.


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Thank God for the daily Mass-goers

May 24th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Those who attend Mass through the week are an invaluable part of the life of a parish — why not join them? By Fr Michael Kane... 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.


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.


‘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.



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