This weeks columns

10 BOLLAN

The exhausting roads that lead to Rome

May 18th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Last week a real-life rainbow was glimpsed over St Joseph’s, as though the Lord himself had finally given his blessing to these back-page scribblings—or perhaps he was sending me a ‘chin up’ message from on high. Well, that was quite a week! As predicted, the 4.30am departure for Rome was a bit of a challenge and, to my shame, I was the last to arrive at the meeting point at Gourock. “Afternoon, Father!” quipped one of the parents, shortly before their excommunication. “I couldn’t find my straighteners,” was my bleary-eyed reply. Perhaps predictably, the kids themselves were pretty high with the ... continue reading.
9 AMERICA

The dreadful reality of dying in secular America

May 18th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In his Letter from America, BRANDON MCGINLEY looks at a money-driven approach to elderly care... continue reading.


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Tackling Westminster’s unsavoury atmosphere of harassment

May 11th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

CAROL MONAGHAN MP on how Christian values can help us overcome abuse in politics and wider society... continue reading.


10-BOW

The ‘King of Greenock’ comes to the Bow

May 11th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS teases a pupil – and a headteacher – ahead of a busy trip to Rome — By FR JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


10-DATA

Parish pains over data protection

May 4th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A new EU directive has The Bow in the Heavens looking at the unseen challenges of church management - By Fr John Bollan... continue reading.


10-bollan

More Charlie Brown than Dan Brown

April 27th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

BOW IN THE HEAVENS reflects on secular media coverage of his role in exorcisms, and says he doesn’t quite fit the movie stereotype — By FR JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


10-ADRIAN

The Pope who tried to reform the Church

April 20th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A trip to Rome has THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS reflecting on fearsome pontiffs and sacred art — By FR JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


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When our obsession with work is no longer working

April 20th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In his Letter from America, BRANDON MCGINLEY reflects on a conflict between work and rest that affects almost everyone — By BRANDON MCGINLEY... continue reading.


Packing the brolly for a Roman holiday

April 13th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

As he sets off to Rome THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS reflects on promising developments at home — By FR JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


Spin the bottle and childish games: how a youth synod lost its way

April 13th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

JAMES FARRELL reports on an unusual Vatican conference and its confused message to young people... continue reading.


Each of us must be Paschal candle

April 6th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS says that even in dark times, we must let God’s light shine through us — By FR JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.



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  • Glasgow considers pro-life ban
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  • Scottish bishop prays for the ‘soul of Ireland’
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