September 6 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS     print icon print

11-SCO-FACEBOOK-LOGO

A new beginning for the SCO in the Year of Faith

This week’s editorial leader

“You can please some of the people some of the time, all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time, but you can never please all of the people all of the time.”

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1861

 

In this re-launch edition of Scotland’s national independent Catholic newspaper in the Year of Faith it seems fitting to begin with a historic political quote and end with a current religious one. After all, we live in an information age, and in a society where Faith and politics are so often seen to be at odds with each other—domestically over marriage and adoption, for example, and internationally in crises such as Syria.

Today marks a new beginning in the 128-year history of the SCO serving the broad Catholic community in Scotland with the help of the laity, parishes, priests, the religious life, bishops and the Church.

Today it is vital that Catholic voices have a national platform and are heard, therefore the SCO now aims to include an even wider range of informed voices on key issues.

The SCO also aims to select and present the local, national, international and Vatican news in a fair and accurate way while including a host of features tailored to the Catholic community.

This is your national Catholic newspaper and today ‘the Holy Father is joining all Scotland’s Catholics in their efforts to rekindle the faith and hope at this time.’ (Full message on page 1)

As our Church prepares for a day of prayer and fasting tomorrow for Syria, and the installation of Archbishop-elect Leo Cushley on September 21, these seem like the proper words to end on.

 

“Jesus teaches us another way: Go out. Go out and share your testimony, go out and interact with your brothers, go out and share, go out and ask. Become the Word in body as well as spirit.”

Pope Francis 2013

 

Leave a Reply

latest opinions

The virtue of patience will see us all through

March 30th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

James Bundy finds lessons from the saints for the present...


Rich lessons to be learned from an unsought sabbatical

March 30th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Ronald Rolheiser explains why we must show love to...


We must remember the victory of Easter

March 30th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Jim Clarke says it is important that we remember...


Why you should say a prayer with me now

March 30th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Mary McGinty discovers a shared rosary has the power to...



Social media

Latest edition

p1

exclusively in the paper

  • Unite in prayer against the virus, Paisley bishop pleads
  • Papal award recognises 60 years of Faithful service
  • Catholic high school leads trend with positive outcomes for pupils
  • New memorials celebrate Croy’s proud mining heritage
  • Top Catholic university rolls out programme in Scotland

Previous editions

Previous editions of the Scottish Catholic Observer newspaper are only available to subscribed Members. To download previous editions of the paper, please subscribe.

note: registered members only.

Read the SCO