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Lent is a time of penance… but penance with a purpose

March 24th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

IT IS Lent again. Is it just me or was it only a couple of months since the last Lent? I must admit I don’t look forward to Lent. Lent is a time of giving up things and the theme is penance. On Ash Wednesday we were invited to face up to the fact that we are dust and are going to return to dust. Now, that’s not a happy thought. The first problem I face is deciding what to give up. I give up red wine, all alcohol actually, but I only have a glass of wine (it’s supposed ... continue reading.

The Media ignores Christian suffering

March 10th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

BISHOP JOHN KEENAN highlights the secular media’s bias against covering the persecution of Christians and looks for explanations... continue reading.


Not enough hours in the day? Or just too much to fit in?

March 3rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

EMILY MURTAGH takes time to reflect ... continue reading.


The great rewards of teaching RE

February 17th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Josephine Hughes, RE advisor for SCES, on a unique challenge to the world of league tables and statistics... continue reading.


The millennium generation are not lost to us

February 10th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

ROSS AHLFELD believes that ‘if Jesus can call me back, he can call anyone back’... continue reading.


Persecuted Christians need our help

February 3rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In the first in a new series, BISHOP JOHN KEENAN gives an insight into Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) and their work supporting persecuted and oppressed Catholics and Christians around the world... continue reading.


It’s time for us to proclaim the truth

January 27th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

We need to continue to reject falsehood and lies, even if it upsets the powerful in society... continue reading.

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Our fight as the friends of refugees

January 20th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

MARGARET DONNELLY on the ‘proud history of protest’ over Dungavel House Removal Centre... continue reading.

To see oursels’ as God sees us

January 13th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Dorothy CUMMINGS MCLEAN seeks inspiration from Robert Burns as she reflects on resolutions for the new year... continue reading.

Giving Witness to Faith communities

December 23rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

ROSS AHLFELD praises Catholic groups that encourage engagement with the margins of society... continue reading.

Love is the greatest gift of them all

December 9th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

And you can help spread that love by creating your own ‘reverse Advent calendar’ this Christmas - Sr Roseann Reddy... continue reading.

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