This week's opinions

10-EXORCIST

The insights of an exorcist priest

September 22nd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Last week I received a phone call asking, ‘Are you still the exorcist?’ I was a little thrown off by the question, but not perhaps as much as you might imagine. What threw me off was the out-of-the-blue nature of the query: fans of Star Wars will recognise my reaction if I say I had a ‘Ben Kenobi moment,’ as the character originally played by Alec Guinness gets called by a name he hasn’t heard for ages. For indeed I was the exorcist, but a long time ago, almost in a galaxy far, far away—though I always baulked at the ... continue reading.
10-LATIN-MASS

Mass is no place for axe-grinding

September 15th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS appreciates the Latin Mass, but is less keen on the politics around it. - BY FR JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


11-REES-MOGG

Could this be our first Catholic Prime Minister?

September 15th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

ANOTHONY HORAN assesses the ambitions of Jacob Rees-Mogg. - BY ANOTHONY HORAN ... continue reading.


11-KENNEDY

Reconciling patriotism and Faith

September 8th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In a letter from America, BRANDON MCGINLEY examines Catholic identity and institutional prejudice —By BRANDON MCGINLEY ... continue reading.


10-CHURCH-BOLLAN

The Church must go to the people

September 8th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS says we will be waiting a while if we wait for people to come to us —By FR JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


12-PARENTS

We need a society that supports parents and celebrates children

September 1st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Nearly a quarter of a million children in Scotland live in poverty. It’s not the deprivation you see in some parts of the world, but it is real. ... continue reading.


11-ANTI-CATHOLIC

The US has a long history of hatred

September 1st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

HUGH DOUGHERTY discovers an old Catholic bastion established in a fiercely Protestant culture.... continue reading.


more opinions

The tech making life easier for priests

September 1st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A printed Breviary has a special place in THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS, but mobile apps are the future. By FR JOHN BOLLAN... continue reading.


Just what is a ‘pastoral associate’?

August 25th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Sally Fraser looks at the laity’s place in today’s Church as she takes up a new role in her parish.... continue reading.


Depression affects whole families

August 25th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr John Bollan offers some help on dealing with the illness that can be as dangerous as cancer.... continue reading.


Just what is a ‘pastoral associate’?

August 25th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SALLY FRASER looks at the laity’s place in today’s Church as she takes up a new role in her parish. —BY SALLY FRASER ... continue reading.



Social media

Latest edition

P1-SEP-22

exclusively in the paper

  • Football hero George McCluskey on his Faith
  • The other side of Jacob Rees-Mogg
  • The Deacon who married his daughter
  • Stunning Pictures from The Pilgrimage for The Blessed Margaret Sinclair

Previous editions

Previous editions of the Scottish Catholic Observer newspaper are only available to subscribed Members. To download previous editions of the paper, please subscribe.

note: registered members only.