This weeks editorials
Have faith in the people of Scotland
September 19th, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS
September 5th, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS
It may at first seem almost superficial for football greats to be taking to the field for an interfaith match for peace at the Vatican when there is so much religious persecution and bloodshed going on in the world. ... continue reading.
August 29th, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS
These days everyone wants, if not needs, their discretionary income to go further. In times of austerity and crisis, those with no reserves, those in absolute poverty, suffer disproportionately. While Easter 2015 may seem a long way off (the schools are only just back from their summer break), the good news that SCIAF’s 50th anniversary Wee Box, Big Change campaign has won British government fund matching is a welcome and a much needed boost to the work of the international aid agency of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland.... continue reading.
August 22nd, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS
It began with a plum tree and it became the jam that held lives together. At a recent funeral the celebrant looked back on the life of a great-grandmother whose happy married life produced six children, several grandchildren and one great-grandchild for her to enjoy before she passed away last week. She had indeed led a fruitful life, simple but not necessarily without its challenges—including the loss of one daughter in infancy—and all its wonders.... continue reading.
August 15th, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS
The world’s attention was grabbed by the loss of innocent lives in Gaza this summer as global interest in the Holy Land prompted blanket media coverage of the increase in violence and the subsequent humanitarian crisis there. Only last week, however, did one brave SCO comment writer dare to cast the net of Christian persecution wider and call for prays and intervention in other countries in the region where the so-called Arab spring had become a winter of discontent. How tragic that the broader dangers and concerns Hugh McLoughlin pinpointed have come home to roost so dramatically in Iraq.... continue reading.
August 8th, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS
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August 1st, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS
Glasgow was full to overflowing for the Mass with Archbishop Philip Tartaglia at Sunday Mass to celebrate the Commonwealth Games. Athletes and Glasgow 2014 volunteers joined the cathedral congregation for the celebration to hear the Archbishop reflect on the links between sport and faith and the need for dedication and commitment. He also asked the international audience to pray for peace in Gaza.... continue reading.