This week's opinions

10-ADRIAN

The Pope who tried to reform the Church

April 20th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Just as I filed last week’s column from the departure lounge at Glasgow airport, so I’m dispatching this week’s from Leonardo Da Vinci airport on the outskirts of Rome. As I predicted, or I should say as the meteorologists predicted, the weather was pretty mixed: certainly not the hot weather I have become accustomed to during my Easter vacation. Still, it’s always lovely to be in Rome, even when it’s wet. Pope Francis clearly had been tipped off about my arrival last Monday, as he chose that day to publish his new Apostolic Exhortation on Holiness. To be honest, I ... continue reading.
11-LETTER

When our obsession with work is no longer working

April 20th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In his Letter from America, BRANDON MCGINLEY reflects on a conflict between work and rest that affects almost everyone — By BRANDON MCGINLEY... continue reading.


10---cross

Packing the brolly for a Roman holiday

April 13th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

As he sets off to Rome THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS reflects on promising developments at home — By FR JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


9--CNS-POPE-YO

Spin the bottle and childish games: how a youth synod lost its way

April 13th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

JAMES FARRELL reports on an unusual Vatican conference and its confused message to young people... continue reading.


9-40-DAYS

40 steps closer to a Scottish pro-life culture

April 6th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

MATT LYNCH reports on this year’s 40 Days for Life campaign in Glasgow — By MATT LYNCH ... continue reading.


10-CANDLE

Each of us must be Paschal candle

April 6th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS says that even in dark times, we must let God’s light shine through us — By FR JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


9-WALK

Treading carefully over Glasgow’s Orange walks

March 30th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

JOANNA MAGOUFAKIS gives an outsider's view of a city that has its own colour code ... continue reading.


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A people reborn in the Risen Jesus

March 30th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A curious photographer has THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS defining what it means to be Catholic this Easter — By FR JOHN BOLLAN... continue reading.


Parish support in times of tragedy

March 23rd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A family’s great pain, THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS says, has brought together a Catholic community — By FR JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


Beware when politicians fly the flag for the Faith

March 16th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In his Letter from America, BRANDON MCGINLEY argues that only authentic belief in action will help stem the tide of Church-leavers... continue reading.



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