This week's opinions


He is risen: the great drama of Holy Week

April 19th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

On the afternoon of Palm Sunday, I was talking to a fellow priest about Holy Week. We’d each already celebrated Palm Sunday, with its processions, blessing of palms, Gospel of the Passion and everything else three times already and were preparing for an afternoon Mass the archbishop was celebrating for the young people of the archdiocese. As we set up (for the fourth time) the palms, the holy water, the thurible and everything else, my brother priest perfectly summed up what was going through my own mind: “I love Holy Week. But I’m really looking forward to Easter Sunday afternoon.”   Easter ... continue reading.

Outrage culture is too quick to condemn and denounce

April 12th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Amid the ever-changing winds of an unmoored society, the Church offers concrete moral direction, by Fr Michael Kane... continue reading.


Life should not be a constant stuggle: leisure and rest find great support in Catholic tradition

April 5th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Brandon McGinley chooses the joys of family over leisurely old age... continue reading.


Faith in home, school and parish: how can we best form young people as 21st-century disciples?

April 5th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Stephen Reilly explores the best ways to form young Catholics as 21st century disciples... continue reading.


A hundred Scottish welcomes to Catholics from abroad

April 5th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pictured above is a photo of Archbishop Tartaglia of Glasgow with parishioners from Scotland, India, Asia and Africa who made their home in Glasgow’s Immaculate Conception parish... continue reading.


Special bond between parent and child acknowledged for Mother’s day

March 29th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Mary McGinty reflects and reminisces on parental support given in both childhood and adulthood and the joy that it brings.... continue reading.

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Through focusing on Christ, the Church can recover from abuse crisis

March 29th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In 2019, there is no room for naivety about the flaws in the Church—but there are signs of renewal, by Fr Michael Kane... continue reading.

Lent, springtime and a Church renewed

March 22nd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The RCIA is just one of the sings of a Church that is alive and constantly being renewed with life, By Fr Jamie McMorrin... continue reading.

Stay true to the values of Christ, not the shifting sands of modernity

March 15th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

It can be hard to resist temptations during Lent, but Catholics must uphold the teachings of the Church, writes Fr Michael Kane.... continue reading.

Dangerous’ new organ law could reduce number of donations, writes Mike Rumbles MSP

March 8th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Last week members of the Scottish Parliament approved by 107 votes to one the general principles of the Human Tissues (Scotland) Bill dealing with ‘presumed’ consent for organ donation. The bill was opposed by the Catholic Church, with the Church’s parliamentary officer Anthony Horan arguing that it was not ‘morally acceptable’ for organs to be taken without consent. Here the only MSP to vote against the bill explains his opposition... continue reading.

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