This weeks columns

9-TEACHERS

How to make good teaching a class act

June 23rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

DID you know that the most important factor in improving children’s learning in school is how good their teachers are? While this may seem obvious, it’s a reality that has two significant consequences. First, it means that teachers should be respected. Often you will see and hear headlines which run teachers down, implying that their job is easy and that anyone could do it a lot better than the people in the profession. If you just think about that for two seconds you will see how barmy a view that is. Teachers need to be well-educated; they need to learn through experience; ... continue reading.
10-PRIEST

Over-worked priests leads to poor ministry

June 23rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS says a priesthood as an ‘out of control treadmill’ will discourage others . By Fr. John Bollan... continue reading.


10-MASS

The forgotten obligation to attend Mass

June 16th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Church in Scotland is adapting to serve ‘practise Catholics,’ THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS argues -By Fr John Bollan ... continue reading.


10-TERROR

The chief weapon against terror is love

June 9th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS looks at recent attacks, an ‘elephant in the room,’ and suffering refugees - Fr JOHN BOLLAN... continue reading.


10-TEACHER

Difficult decisions on Catholic teacher approval

June 2nd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS on tricky judgement calls for the clergy on politics and education issues - Fr John Bollan... continue reading.


10-DEACON-PAUL

The empty spaces we leave behind

May 26th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS pays tribute to much-loved parish deacon Paul Rodgers who died on May 17 - Fr JOHN BOLLAN... continue reading.


10-COMMUNION

The tricky line a priest must walk in a new parish

May 19th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS on the need to have a strong backbone — By Fr JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


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The clothes that make the man and, uh, dog

May 12th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS on the battle over Communion dress — Fr JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


The pitfalls of nostalgia and sentiment

May 5th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

This week, THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS cautions against investing too much symbolic significance in mundane items - By Fr John Bollan... continue reading.


Exploring the hidden gifts of Rome

April 28th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

This week, THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS reveals the history behind a papal gift, and looks at the power of a good greet — Fr JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


The search to find the face of the Lord

April 21st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS looks at religious films, and how we all have different images of what Christ looks like — Fr JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.



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