This week's opinions


Touching moments at life’s end

October 19th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Just a few days into my first parish appointment I remember attending my first ever sick call to a nearby care home. When I entered the room, I saw a large group of family members squashed together around the bed of an elderly woman who was weak and struggling for breath. Once I had introduced myself, I walked to the top of the bed and was welcomed by the sick lady’s elderly husband who thanked me for coming in the middle of the night. He was sitting nearest his wife, holding her hand. With tears in his eyes, he spoke of ... continue reading.

Keep a space open for Catholics on a different path

October 19th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Young orthodox views are welcomed, but room is still needed for Catholics with a different approach, says Sally Fraser ... continue reading.


The focus of confession is God’s grace, not sin

October 12th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Too nervous or embarrassed to go to confession? Fr McMorrin explains why confessed sins are quickly forgotten... continue reading.


A hidden darkness in the Highlands: Fr James Bell on a mental and social health crisis

October 12th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Bell, the parish priest of St Mary’s Church in Inverness, discusses mental illness, hope and challenges surrounding the issue.... continue reading.


Salvadorian saint is a global hero

October 12th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SCIAF Director Alistair Dutton talks one of his biggest inspirations: Blessed Oscar Romero... continue reading.


Let’s make Faith visible in our homes, by Fr Michael Kane

October 5th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

With Marian shrines, statues, and prayer we can reap the benefits of religious life beyond Sunday Mass... continue reading.


Richard Leonard: Catholic social justice helped shape Labour’s values

October 5th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard addresses the Catholic community after furore over senior official’s anti-Catholic comment ... continue reading.

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Finding hope amid a Church crisis

September 28th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In a Letter from America, Brandon McGinley finds acts of grace that offer light amid the darkness of a Church crisis ... continue reading.

964 Masses and each as beautiful as the first

September 28th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

With trembling hands Fr McMorrin celebrated his first Mass—two years later, the ‘source and summit’ still inspires awe. — By FR JAMIE MCMORRIN... continue reading.

When are the ‘best days of your life’?

September 21st, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The first seven years of priesthood have been full of joy and challenge, but the best is yet to come, Fr Michael Kane says.... continue reading.

Helping sailors from ship to shore

September 21st, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

EUAN McARTHUR speaks to a retired teacher about her work bringing compassion and Christ to seafarers... continue reading.

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