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Hope lives amid destruction of war

July 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By FR GHASSAN SAHOUI The conflict in Syria has displaced more than 12 million people – 3.8 million to neighbouring countries – and resulted in more than 220,000 deaths. More than half of the Syrian population are in need of assistance. About 242,000 Syrians currently live in areas besieged by the government or opposition forces. JRS Middle East is a region of the Jesuit Refugee Service, an international Catholic organisation sponsored by the Society of Jesus. Initially established in the Middle East to meet the needs of Iraqi refugees, JRS regionally now works predominantly with Syrians, both inside and outside Syria. It offers ... 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.


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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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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