This week's opinions

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The spiralling cost of funerals is a scandal

September 30th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

It’s hard to talk about death. That of a loved one, that of our own. We may—we must!—pray about it, but we don’t talk about it enough. The looming spectre of eternal life or damnation may well seem all encompassing but this week’s front page reminds us there are practical matters to  attend to as well. The spiralling cost of funerals is a scandal that may catch many unprepared. It could well be those who are at their most vulnerable, who are facing huge debts to pay to bury those they love. That is unacceptable. So the Scottish Government should work ... continue reading.
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A call for diversity in education, and humanist schools if desired

September 30th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Recent coverage of the Humanist Society’s judicial review of the Scottish Government’s decision to reject a change to the rules governing religious observance in schools, reminded me of the epigram frequently and perhaps erroneously attributed to GK Chesterton, who is claimed to have said: “When a man stops believing in God he doesn’t then believe in nothing, he believes anything.” ... continue reading.


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Each refugee is more than just a number

September 23rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

This week’s editorial leader... continue reading.


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Call of the Lord was impossible to ignore

September 23rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Youth worker RACHEL MURRAY has regained her faith and is on a mission to help Scotland’s children... continue reading.


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Invaluable benefits of a Catholic education

September 16th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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We’ve built a respectful relationship

September 16th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Church of Scotland magazine editor Lynne McNeil on Christian unity and solidarity... continue reading.


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My own Year of Mercy is a year of tears

September 9th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

How weeping at my favourite films relates to the message that the Church has been trying to spread Sr Roseann Reddy... continue reading.


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The online abuse goes on and on…

September 9th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Winning a court case has not halted the stream of sectarian intimidation... continue reading.


Following in the footsteps of Saint Mother Teresa

September 2nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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Light of hope will guide us in darkness

September 2nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Faith in Jesus helps us to move past our anxieties and fears and move towards improved possibilities... continue reading.



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  • Red Mass in Edinburgh hears call for virtuous lawyers
  • New evidence says Richard 3 went to Whthorn
  • Moving mass to mark Padre Pio feastday in Glasgow
  • Powerful Richard Purden feature on changing attitudes to Down syndrome
  • Pope meets with victims of Nice Terror attack says they must not give in to hate

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