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We have to see each other’s viewpoint

August 26th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Ross Ahlfeld   ONCE again I find myself reflecting on the tragedy that was the invasion of Iraq as I continue to read over the Chilcot report. This time I’m reminded of an occasion some years ago when I met Dr John Reid at a Labour Party Burns Supper in Gourock shortly after his spell in the cabinet. My father—an independent councillor—and I had been invited as guests of the late David Cairns MP who was also the director of the old Christian Socialist Movement (now known as Christians on the Left) to which I belonged. David Cairns was a good ... continue reading.

Hope lives amid destruction of war

July 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

More than 12 million people have been displaced by conflict in Syria, but gloom is not universal... continue reading.


Prayer works better than push-ups

July 22nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Social worker MICHAEL MACINTOSH on how he copes with seeing society’s most vulnerable each day... continue reading.


Blair and Bush ignored Vatican warnings

July 15th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Following the Chilcot report into the Iraq War Hugh McLaughlin looks at the Pope’s prescient warning... continue reading.


A Catholic feminist is no contradiction

July 8th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pro-life and feminism—who is to say you can’t be a feminist simply because you are a faithful Catholic?... continue reading.

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More to social clubs than beer and pool

July 1st, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Charity worker ROSS AHLFELD suggests a way to bring working class men back to Church... continue reading.

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When Mass collides with a wailing tot

June 24th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Young mother Shannon McGurin writes about the perils of bringing a boisterous bairn to Church... continue reading.

Please protect, develop our education

May 20th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A message of thanks and advice from MICHAEL McGRATH, the retiring director of the Scottish Catholic Education Service... continue reading.

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