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Confessions of a part-time Mass-goer

April 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

My name is Kevin McKenna and I don’t go to Mass every week. If there was a self-help group for Catholic back-sliders like me I’d probably be getting the hugs and back-rubbing treatment right now. “Amen brother, just let it out,” someone would say, gently. “We’ve all been there,” another would whisper. There could be tears. Afterwards someone might quote Luke 15:7. “I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” It is one of the favourite ... continue reading.
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Learning to see clearly

April 4th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By John Haldane... continue reading.


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The joy of a whole new beginning

January 17th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis’ The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium) is a template for a new start embracing the old... continue reading.


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We are spoiling future generations

November 8th, 2013 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

When did the needs and desires of children take priority over parental and grandparental wisdom?... continue reading.


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The good news of religion in schools

November 1st, 2013 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Michael McGrath... continue reading.


Draw a line in the sand in Milngavie

September 20th, 2013 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Is the proposal to close St Joseph’s Primary School in the town motivated by anti-Catholicism?... continue reading.


Church has always cared for the poor

August 23rd, 2013 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

— Pope Francis’ priorities are widely admired as he continues the tradition of helping the less fortunate, writes Gerald Warner... continue reading.


Guardian Angels and the grace of God

August 16th, 2013 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

— As we embark on our journey of faith, Cath Doherty asks: “Are we putting our trust in God will always bring hope in times of trouble.’... continue reading.



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