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Pope Francis delivers a message about nuclear weapons at Atomic Bomb Hypocenter Park in Nagasaki, Japan, Nov. 24, 2019. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See stories slugged POPE-JAPAN Nov. 23, 2019.

Pope’s visit reminds us to take inspiration from the martyrs of Japan

November 29th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

But somewhere along the line I caught a glimpse of a picture of Pope Francis paused for prayer on the hill where St Paul Miki and 25 others were crucified in 1597. And then I read that hundreds more were killed in the decades that followed. For more than 200 years, there was not a single Catholic priest in the country, but small communities of ‘hidden Christians’ kept Catholicism alive by secretly Baptising their children and teaching them the Faith. It’s funny how patterns repeat through history because that last sentence neatly describes Scotland after the reformation. Brutal crackdown Whereas Scotland had a ... continue reading.
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The everyday life of a Catholic school chaplain revealed

November 22nd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

It surprises so many people that the mission of a school chaplain is not restricted to the Religious Education department. This is because Faith breathes in every corner of a Catholic school community, from the classroom to the sports field, from the social space to the staff room.... continue reading.


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Be ready to stand up for Catholic education as secular agendas gather pace

November 22nd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In our increasingly secular society, Catholic schools and their ethos, through which pupils are encouraged to put their Faith into action, enhance our society.... continue reading.


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We owe a great debt to Christians of the Holy Land

September 27th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

We are able to visit Christian sites in the Holy Land today because their locations have been guarded and protected by a faithful community for 2,000 years, writes Fr Michael Kane... 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.


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.


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.


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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