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Time to be more positive about the joys of priesthood

December 21st, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A while ago a friend asked me to preach at the Mass to celebrate his 25th anniversary of ordination. Suitably flattered, I agreed straight away, but the nearer the day came the more I realised I wasn’t entirely sure what to say. The only instruction he gave me was not to canonise him. That was the easy part! I knew that the congregation there would be made up of ­people from his past and present and that they would reflect the variety of things he had done in his ministry and the variety of ways he had touched different people’s ... continue reading.

The Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial holds a lesson for us all

December 7th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Peter Kearney says we must face up to the evils of religious persecution ... continue reading.


Keep a space open for Catholics on a different path

October 19th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Young orthodox views are welcomed, but room is still needed for Catholics with a different approach, says Sally Fraser ... 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.

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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.

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.

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