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Call of the Lord was impossible to ignore

September 23rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SITTING cross-legged on the wicker mat on the floor, feeling the humid Asian air pass through the open chapel doors as I gazed at Jesus on the altar, I thought about how different the air felt compared to the fresh chill of a Scottish breeze. For eight months I had been learning and growing in the love of the Lord through youth mission work, prayer, community life and studying the Catholic faith at the Emmanuel School of Mission in Manila, in the Philippines. It was then that I first experienced the call to serve God in youth ministry in Scotland. There was ... continue reading.

We’ve built a respectful relationship

September 16th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Church of Scotland magazine editor Lynne McNeil on Christian unity and solidarity... continue reading.


The online abuse goes on and on…

September 9th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Winning a court case has not halted the stream of sectarian intimidation... continue reading.


Light of hope will guide us in darkness

September 2nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Faith in Jesus helps us to move past our anxieties and fears and move towards improved possibilities... continue reading.


We have to see each other’s viewpoint

August 26th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

It’s important for our society that we listen to others, particularly those who say things we don’t like to hear... continue reading.


Hope lives amid destruction of war

July 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

More than 12 million people have been displaced by conflict in Syria, but gloom is not universal... continue reading.

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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.

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.

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  • Diamond Jubilees for faithful priests of Glasgow and Motherwell
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