This week's opinions


Lecture on equality from millionaire banker rings false

August 11th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Let us be clear—the Catholic Church should have more women in leadership roles. Barbara Coupar at the Scottish Catholic Education Service, Tina Campbell at the Scottish Catholic Safeguarding Service and Ann Tierney, the chancellor of Galloway Diocese, should be followed by others. There are huge numbers of women in the Church whose skills have been under-utilised. That needs to change. Archbishop Leo Cushley’s announcement that St Andrews & Edinburgh will be stripping down its curia, handing authority back to parishes, will hopefully see many women in laity making vital choices about the future of their parishes. This is all to ... continue reading.

Communities based on love of God

August 11th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Journalist BRANDON MCGINLEY writes a letter on true friendship from Catholic America. - BY BRANDON MCGINLEY ... continue reading.


Reaching for Christ when all seems lost

August 11th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS says that, like Peter in the Gospels, we cry out for Jesus in times of peril and darkness - BY Fr JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


Mass tourism can have a downside

August 4th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Attending church while on holiday, THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS discovers, is at times a frustrating experience. - Fr JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


Awkward timing and blushing priests

July 28th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

TV nudity, THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS says, often rears its head, and other parts, at the most embarrassing times -By Fr John Bollan... continue reading.


Questions for the media and state over Charlie Gard case

July 28th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Barring a miracle, by the time you read this, Charlie Gard will be dead. ... continue reading.

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September 11 hero is worthy of sainthood

July 28th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

CLAIRE WARD pays tribute to the first known casualty of 9/11 - By Claire Ward ... continue reading.

All aboard—the next stop is salvation

July 21st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

HELEN BORDER from Friends of Divine Mercy invites you to journey on a special touring bus... continue reading.

We all need time to mourn—even priests

July 21st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

This week, THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS looks at the tricky ‘executive orders’ priests have to make in their parishes — Fr JOHN BOLLAN... continue reading.

Sisters are doing it for St Joseph’s

July 14th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr John Bollan pays tribute to the wonderful work of the religious in our parishes.... continue reading.

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