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When Mass collides with a wailing tot

June 24th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

It happened again last Sunday. We arrived at Mass, late, flustered and tried to sneak in without anybody noticing. It felt like we were making a huge commotion at the back of the church, taking off our jackets, bringing Aodhan out from his buggy, and giving him a collection of his favourite toys. Just trying to get in and get settled felt like being at the centre of a Broadway spectacle. I gave him a drink, which he threw on the floor. The toys followed just after. Based on the first five minutes this might be the longest Mass of ... 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.


Lives devoted exclusively to God

February 26th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Turning to God and restoring Catholic spirituality can provide us with a bountiful harvest of priests, says GERALD WARNER... continue reading.


It is not easy learning to let go and let God

February 12th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

We must accept ourselves with all our faults and failings, but we can, and must, strive to grow up, says SR ROSEANN REDDY... continue reading.

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Compassion needed on abortion issue… for pro-life advocates

October 23rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

LIVING IN Scotland will be an interesting experience for those who still think they are living in an enlightened and diverse country where all faiths and traditions are respected and treated equally.... continue reading.

The Scottish Church after McLellan

August 28th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Professor John Haldane... continue reading.

MSPs are losing my religion over dignity of life

June 5th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

IAN DUNN watched Scottish parliamentarians rise to great heights in the recent assisted suicide debate and vote, and noticed some fall to an all-time low over a lack of understanding of religion... continue reading.

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