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Politics is in trouble and as Christians this must concern us deeply

May 17th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

If I asked you to think about politics do the shutters come down? This would be a very understandable reaction today. Brexit fatigue is widespread and has contributed to an accumulated reservoir of frustration and anger towards our elected politicians. Opinion polls on trusted professions put doctors, teachers and judges at the summit and our politicians at the bottom behind estate agents and that other perennial low ranker in the trust stakes; the journalist. Whatever your views on in or out of Europe, Brexit has exposed the frailties and fault lines of our political system and politicians. I need ... continue reading.

Pope’s visit signals a new era in the Gulf

February 15th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Andrew McFadyen reflects on Pope Francis' visit to the United Arab Emirates.... continue reading.


Is the pro-life movement in America too aligned with hypocritical politicians?

February 14th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Following January's March for Life in Washington, Ben Smith argues that embracing Donald Trump may be counterproductive to the pro-life cause. ... continue reading.

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Coorie in to beat the winter darkness

February 1st, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Clare M Fodey surveys an icy landscape to find the simple things that keep us warm at heart... continue reading.


Teachers should be free to share Catholic theology

January 18th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pauline Gallagher, an RE teacher in Glasgow Archdiocese, argues that LGBT guidelines make it difficult to keep teaching true to the Gospel ... continue reading.


Cromwell ordered priests to be clubbed to death and massacred the Irish—his statue has no place at Westminster

January 18th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Labour MP Stephen Pound writes following a heated debate surrounding a bust of Cromwell at the UK parliament.... continue reading.

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A pro-immigration argument for Brexit

January 18th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Leaving the EU is good for trade, immigration and the poor, argues James Bundy... continue reading.

Time to be more positive about the joys of priesthood

December 21st, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Preaching at a friend’s silver jubilee, Fr Frank Dougan found himself counting the blessings of his vocation... 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.

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