This weeks editorials


Penitent Church accepts McLellan report findings

August 21st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The McLellan Commission was tasked with carrying out an independent review of abuse handling within our Church and its chairman—Dr Andrew McLellan, a former Church of Scotland Moderator and a former head of HMI prison inspectorate—was ‘deeply distressed by the depth of cruelty and wickedness of some of the stories of which are in the report.’ Rather than draw a line under cases of abuse of children and vulnerable adults within the Church and its affiliated religious groups—both historical and more recent cases—and any mishandling, the Church, like the rest of society, can and must learn from this report ... continue reading.

Life, death and the arts

August 14th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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Don’t take a break from who you are this summer

July 10th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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  • Archbishop Cushley’s homily during Mass to mark the annual Edinburgh International Festival highlighted the plight of those fleeing conflict in the Middle East and Africa.
  • Glasgow pilgrims report from diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes.
  • Ecumenical memorial service for Fr Gerard W Hughes SJ.
  • Essex parish appeals for aid for Calais refugees.
  • The Knights of St Columba pray for and with young Catholics this month.

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