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Forefathers who built our parishes gave true sacrifice and service: we should remember them

September 6th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Back in June, as the long, sunny days of summer stretched out before us, the priests of my diocese gathered with our archbishop for two ordinations, to celebrate with two men setting out on the great adventure of the priesthood. Earlier this week, as the days grow shorter and the leaves begin to fall from the trees, we gathered once more, this time to celebrate the funeral of one of our number. At his death, Canon Stephen Judge (pictured above) had been a priest for 61 years. One of the parishes he served happens to be the one in which I ... continue reading.
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The humility of Christ can heal a dark and divided America

September 6th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Brandon McGinley’s letter from America explores what it is about Jesus Christ that will appeal to a society exhausted by exploitation... continue reading.


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Humour can be a unifying, healing force that bridges divides

June 28th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Brandon McGinley finds laughter helps despite the troubles we face.... 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.


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.


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.



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