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Our fight as the friends of refugees

January 20th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

ONCE it was a hunting lodge and summer retreat for the Dukes of Hamilton and then the 13th duke’s home. After the Second World War, the South Lanarkshire building took on less glamorous roles. It was sold on, first to the National Coal Board, before the government took it over as an open prison. Then in 2001, Dungavel House opened as a detention centre for up to 249 asylum seekers whose applications had been turned down. Shortly before the first detainees were taken there, a community activist in Irvine heard that children’s toilets were being installed. It was realised that ... 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.


A time of prayer and remembrance

November 25th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Be grateful for all those who are no longer with us who have touched our lives, ROSS AHLFELD says... continue reading.


Recipe for spreading God’s word

November 17th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Paisley blogger CATHOLIC CLARA on social media’s evangelical power ... continue reading.


Why Catholic schools get top marks

November 4th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SHANNON McGURIN on the denominational education experience that she wants her son to share... continue reading.

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Share a meal and share your beliefs

October 28th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

— ROSS AHLFELD believes that we all could learn from his granny’s practical approach to ecumenism... continue reading.

A life totally given to his people

October 21st, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

One of Bishop Mone’s successors in Paisley Diocese, BISHOP JOHN KEENAN, pays tribute to the late prelate... continue reading.

Let’s demonstrate our sense of family

October 21st, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

On this Mission Sunday, Missio Scotland asks us to share our love and support the charity worldwide - By Fr Vincent Lockhart... continue reading.

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