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We owe a great debt to Christians of the Holy Land

September 27th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

This week I write my column from the beautiful surroundings of Galilee. For these past 10 days I have been here in the Holy Land with 54 other Scottish pilgrims in our group. For many it is the opportunity of a lifetime to walk in the footsteps of Jesus in his own land and culture. In the first part of our pilgrimage we stayed in the city of Jerusalem, a place ablaze with different cultures, traditions and customs. This ancient city is sacred to the three great Abrahamic religions of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. As a result this region is ... continue reading.
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Cardinal inspired by Scotland’s Catholic youth

September 26th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

James Bundy reflects on meeting American Cardinal Raymond Burke during his recent visit to Glasgow... continue reading.


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The works of CS Lewis direct both young and old to God

September 20th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Emily Black on why children’s stories are not just for kids... continue reading.


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Without the ­Resurrection, everything else is meaningless

September 20th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

There are lots of lessons to be learned from the present crisis in the Church, but the ­theological heart must be the Resurrection, says Fr Jamie McMorrin... continue reading.


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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

We can learn much from those who have gone before us, while looking forward to a flourishing future, says Fr Jamie McMorrin... 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.


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.


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.


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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