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The Catholic community must base choices on practical needs

August 29th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

'The future is not my area’ used to be one of the stock phrases of Tom Devine, Scotland’s most influential historian. He is rounding off a career full of achievement with a high-profile conversion to political nationalism (if not the SNP itself). In a statement published in full in last week’s Bella Caledonia, he made a series of claims about how the economy, European ties, the universities, and Scotland’s energy sector were poised to flourish under independence. He did not appear to share any of the doubts, such as those expressed by Sir Ian Wood, a giant of the oil ... continue reading.
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Confessions of a part-time Mass-goer

April 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

It’s the time of year when the experience of Jesus is most profound and vivid, even for non-regular Mass attenders, says KEVIN McKENNA ... 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.


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.



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