This week's opinions

9-TRAFFICKING

By refusing to make sinful choices, Scotland can eradicate human trafficking

February 23rd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

As the Bishop of Argyll and the Isles, I am used to travelling! It goes with the job. However, since the New Year I have travelled much further than even Stornoway. Firstly, I was in India visiting three SCIAF projects. Our final trip was to the Indo-Nepalese border to see a new anti-trafficking initiative. The project is run by Indian Catholics but paid for by your donations to SCIAF. The traffickers target children. The charity educates children and parents in the villages and schools, as well the police and transport companies. I talked with one 14-year-old girl that police had recently ... continue reading.
10-BOLLAN

Welcoming the new and old during Lent

February 23rd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS stumbles through the Rite of Election and gets a blast from the past — By FR JOHN BOLLAN... continue reading.


10-BABY-ASHES

We are dust into which God has breathed life

February 16th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS remembers an Ash Wednesday that earned a young priest a fearsome reputation — By FR JOHN BOLLAN... continue reading.


9---VANDALISM-VIOLENCE

Shepherds also need looking after

February 16th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Church has a legal duty to protect our priests as the risks of violent attacks escalate — By HUGH DOUGHERTY ... continue reading.


11-LETTER-AMERICA

With God’s help true intimacy is possible

February 16th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

BRANDON MCGINLEY’s Letter from America looks at loving bonds — By BRANDON MCGINLEY ... continue reading.


10---SICK

Faith, hope and charity in abundance

February 9th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS speaks of a much-loved parishioner, charitable efforts and Jesus as a healer — By FR JOHN BOLLAN... continue reading.


9-INTERNATIONAL-MASS

An open door which isn’t just for visitors

February 9th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SALLY FRASER takes comfort in a celebration of diversity — By SALLY FRASER... continue reading.


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Evangelisation and encounter matter

February 2nd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS explains why our words and the Word of God are crucial to our Faith — By FR JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


Keep your head up when challenges arise

January 26th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

This week, THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS looks at the difficult times ahead of Scotland’s dioceses— By FR JOHN BOLLAN... continue reading.


The radiator knows when it’s time to go

January 19th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

It’s the little thing that tell you when you need a break, THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS observes — By FR JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


The SCO editor looks back in his final edition

January 19th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Reflections from IAN DUNN before he leaves the paper for the final time... continue reading.



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