This weeks editorials


Unity and public profession of our Faith are strengths

July 3rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Those seeking a vision for the future of the Catholic Church in Scotland sometimes want clever words and modern strategy (Hugh Dougherty, page 10 of this week’s SCO) and there is a need, and a time and a place, for that. For many lay Catholics, however, actions often speak louder than words, and the key to good leadership for many is just that, literally someone they can follow. The kind of demonstration of leadership through the ages that rings truth for Catholics include pilgrimage and procession, where congregations follow their ‘Good Shepherd.’ This is the type of leadership demonstrated by ... continue reading.

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Vote, but be slow to anger and rich in mercy

April 17th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Since the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland released its general election advice on Friday there has been an attempt on the campaign trail to whip up a great deal of controversy over what is inherently a very simple and traditional Catholic message: “The dignity and value of every human being should be at the heart of politics.”... continue reading.

But for the grace of God…

March 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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  • Full photo report on the reinstated St Margaret of Scotland pilgrimage.
  • Bishop Stephen Robson invites Scots to join the pilgrimage to the 2016 Eucharistic Congress.
  • New Holy House at Carfin Grotto is blessed by Bishop Joseph Toal.
  • Jubilees of Frs Frank O’Rourke and Stephen Baillie, plus Motherwell clergy changes.
  • Hugh Dougherty: What is the vision of our Church?

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