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Keep a space open for Catholics on a different path

October 19th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

I am getting old. Certainly, in Church terms, I have turned the corner, I am officially not young anymore. I don’t have to feel bad for being too tired to attend youth events, and I wouldn’t have been eligible to sign the two letters from young people we have seen emerge over the summer—one showing a commitment to Humanae Vitae and the other proclaiming orthodox teaching. But I wouldn’t have wanted to sign either. Is this because I am ancient and woefully out of touch with where the Catholic kids are at? Not entirely, I hope. A few weeks ago I ... continue reading.

Prophetic document could teach our politicians more about God’s loving plan

July 27th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Anthony Horan, director of the Catholic Parliamentary Office ... continue reading.


A period poverty campaign victory inspired by St Thérèse

July 20th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Erin Slaven writes on how a saint's example led Celtic FC to provide women with free sanitary products... continue reading.


Scottish links will aid new Melbourne Archbishop as he takes on troubled diocese

July 20th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

HUGH MCLOUGHLIN on the new archbishop of Melbourne, a former student of St Andrews University... continue reading.


The Ashers case: small cake, but big implications

May 4th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Christian Institute’s James Gillies looks at a troubling decision - By James Gillies... continue reading.


The SCO editor looks back in his final edition

January 19th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Reflections from IAN DUNN before he leaves the paper for the final time... continue reading.


Christmas consumerism is exposed by Christ’s light

January 12th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

BRANDON MCGINLEY’s letter from America focuses on materialism... continue reading.

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More questions than answers for Christmas’ curious kids

December 22nd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SALLY FRASER finds it difficult to explain to her children the magic of Santa and the mystery of God —By SALLY FRASER ... continue reading.

The wonder and awe of traditional worship

December 15th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

BRANON MCGINLEY finds the beauty of Mass leads to God —By BRANDON MCGINLEY ... continue reading.

Putting Christ back in Christmas

December 8th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

HUGH DOUGHERTY reckons Christian denominations should play consumerism at its own game —By HUGH DOUGHERTY ... continue reading.

An oasis for those broken by abortion

December 1st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SR AMDREA FRAILE tells of a place where grief can be expressed —By SR ANDREA FRAILE ... continue reading.

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