This week's opinions


Catholics must fight for environmental justice, but reject anti-human policies of extreme campaigners

October 18th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Regardless of the precise decimal points or data analyses or mechanisms of action, the idea of man made climate change just makes sense to me. Who could be surprised that a global civilisation that has so thoroughly wrecked the family, institutionalised social injustice, and elevated unrestrained desire-satisfaction to a virtue might also have a disordered relationship with the rest of God’s creation? But it’s important to understand exactly what that ‘disordered relationship’ is. Too much popular rhetoric about the environment treats the natural world as if it is radically distinct from humanity and has interests opposed to our own. In fact, ... continue reading.

All roads lead to Rome

October 18th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A pilgrimage to the canonisation of Cardinal Newman has Fr McMorrin reflecting on the Eternal City... continue reading.


Grassroots movement needed to safeguard our Catholic schools

October 11th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Ordinary Catholics must not take for granted the gift our ancestors fought hard to win, Fr Michael Kane says.... continue reading.


The many roads that lead to Christ can be both funny and fulfilling

October 4th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Jamie McMorrin gives an insight into the curiosities of priestly life, including shuttling a saint’s statue through a McDonald’s drive-thru.... continue reading.


A modest proposal to those calling for Catholic schools to be closed

October 4th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Stephen Daisley turns on its head the absurd arguments of those who wish to eradicate Catholic schools and highlights the blight of secularism against religion.... continue reading.

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Attacks on Catholic schools are victim-blaming: it’s time to fight back

September 27th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Barbara Coupar, director of the Scottish Catholic Education Service, says it is time to challenge those who blame Catholic parents and teachers for Scotland's problem with bigotry ... continue reading.

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We owe a great debt to Christians of the Holy Land

September 27th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

We are able to visit Christian sites in the Holy Land today because their locations have been guarded and protected by a faithful community for 2,000 years, writes Fr Michael Kane... continue reading.

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Cardinal inspired by Scotland’s Catholic youth

September 26th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

James Bundy reflects on meeting American Cardinal Raymond Burke during his recent visit to Glasgow... continue reading.

Volunteering is my small way of thanking God and giving to those who have nothing

September 20th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In the latest in our series, Catherine McSeveny explains how her Faith motivates her to help persecuted Christians through Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)... continue reading.

The works of CS Lewis direct both young and old to God

September 20th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Emily Black on why children’s stories are not just for kids... continue reading.

The miracle of St Thérèse’s visit to Scotland brought me comfort, solace and peace of mind

September 20th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Broadcaster Jim Spence reflects on the visit of the relics of St Thérèse to Dunkeld Diocese... continue reading.

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