This week's opinions


Why I volunteer: the christian duty to help your fellow man and woman

June 21st, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

I first became actively involved with SSVP after my mother passed away. I was 47 years old and had been looking after her in the last few years of her life as she fought dementia. Following a short time in care she lost her battle against the illness. Life had become rather small and tough for me in those last years but it also made me realise I had a more caring side to me than I had realised. Suddenly I had more time on my hands and I remember internally asking God, ‘OK, so what do you want me to do ... continue reading.

Jesus can heal our broken hearts

June 21st, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Not all wounds are visible, and injuries to the heart cut deeper than those of the flesh, writes Fr Michael Kane.... continue reading.


Catholic education is the jewel in the Church’s crown

June 21st, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow rejects tired arguments in the media over Catholic schools.... continue reading.


Saying ‘I don’t’ to child-free weddings

June 14th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A rise in weddings without children is a sign of an increasingly individualistic, selfish society, argues Ian Dunn... continue reading.


Why I volunteer: our new series looks at the work of those inspired by Faith to help others

June 14th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

John Murray, a ship visitor of the Apostelship of the Sea, Aberdeen, explains what drives him to volunteer for the cause.... continue reading.


In the name of the Father

June 14th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fathers’ Day is an opportunity to give thanks for all the good father figures, familial and spiritual, writes Fr Jamie McMorrin... continue reading.


First principles in Catholic education

June 13th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Debates over the role of Catholic schools in a pluralist society continue to spread over the online and print media.Continue Reading... continue reading.

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Inside Scotland’s ‘barbaric’ detention centre

June 7th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Refugees who have been denied asylum in the UK are held at the Dungavel Removal Centre near Strathaven. We hear from the Catholic activists protesting outside, and visiting those held inside.... continue reading.

We need Catholic leaders unafraid to speak the truth

June 7th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Devine represented the best of the hierarchy by preaching the authentic Gospel — By Fr Michael Kane... continue reading.

Keeping Faith despite a crisis in the Church

May 31st, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Professor Janet Smith, Professor of Moral Theology at the Sacred Heart Major seminary in Detroit, explains why our Faith matters more than ever amid the abuse crisis... continue reading.

Parishes can reap a harvest of great fruits from Eucharistic Adoration

May 31st, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

— While returning to Mass can be daunting for some, adoration can reach people on stages of a Faith journey, Fr Jamie McMorrin writes. ... continue reading.

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