This weeks editorials


You ‘cannae’ label ‘canny’ Scottish Catholics

May 22nd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Like the proverbial search for the Holy Grail, the ‘Catholic vote’ in Scotland—once an urban legend—is rapidly being translated into the annuals of time as myth, often by those who do not have a firm grasp on either politics or religion in Scotland. A UK Catholic magazine celebrating an impressive anniversary this year has extrapolated from post-general election statistics that there was a massive swing in the Catholic vote in Scotland away from the Labour Party towards the SNP. The report was picked up by a daily Scottish nationalist newspaper (that should have known better) because it suited its own ... continue reading.

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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  • Work starts on the refurbishment of St Peter’s Seminary.
  • The Feast of the Ascension at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh.
  • School children observe the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima at Carfin Grotto.
  • Gerard Gough pays tribute to former Catholic teacher Frank McArdle who is headed to the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame.
  • Declan McSweeney looks at the forces at play in the Irish referendum on same-sex marriage.

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