This weeks columns


When are the ‘best days of your life’?

September 21st, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Recently, when speaking to a group of high school pupils, I found myself using the often-quoted banal expression ‘remember, these are the best days of your life.’ Naturally, it received the sceptical reaction it deserved. In truth, I have grown unsure of the sentiment myself. I have a sense that the best days lie somewhere between the care-free student days and the first years ‘learning your trade’ in the real world. This is the chapter of life filled with unbounded enthusiasm, energy and zealous activity. They are also the years of finding your feet, making mistakes, and setting down important ... continue reading.

Helping sailors from ship to shore

September 21st, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

EUAN McARTHUR speaks to a retired teacher about her work bringing compassion and Christ to seafarers... continue reading.


One step at a time: walking the Way of St James and overcoming life’s demons

September 14th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Claudia Esnouf speaks to fellow travellers on The Camino, and finds people make the journey for a variety of reasons... continue reading.


Say a prayer for the priests moving parish

September 14th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Jamie McMorrin discusses settling into a new community, becoming part of the family, and then moving on—the unique journey of Catholic priests... continue reading.


Church must reach out to those bruised by failed marriages and broken families

September 7th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

One lesson from the World Meeting of Families is that there is an urgent need for post-marriage care, says Fr Michael Kane... continue reading.


Canon lawyer Mgr Peter Magee explains how the Church handles cases of abuse

September 7th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Mgr Magee gives an in-depth description as to how the Church and state courts often go hand-in-hand... continue reading.


Facing the climate change challenge

August 31st, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Erin Slaven looks at how SCIAF are tackling serious drought in Malawi... continue reading.

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The life of a priest is challenging but blessed

August 31st, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Jamie McMorrin introduces a new series on the life of a priest, from proclaiming the Word, to Baptism chats in Tesco... continue reading.

A Scottish revival of the Latin Mass

August 31st, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

FR LIAM O’CONNOR explains the reverence and spirituality within the Extraordinary Form of celebration... continue reading.

How to be a proud, public Catholic

August 24th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

BRANDON MCGINLEY writes on trying to overcome his shyness about openly practising his Faith — By BRANDON MCGINLEY ... continue reading.

The empty positivity of ‘churches’ without God

August 24th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Edinburgh’s religion-less Sunday Assemblies fail to challenge people to examine their character — By FR MICHAEL KANE... continue reading.

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