This week's opinions

9-NEW-YEAR

To see oursels’ as God sees us

January 13th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

As a Catholic, I have two periods of abstemiousness—Lent and Advent—and January falls within the traditional Christmas season, which ends with Candlemas on February 2. After a dry Advent, I like my wee drink. Naturally I understand the psychology behind the January dry-out, but the solution to the Hogmanay hangover is not to drink too much on December 31. One secular custom I do enjoy is the making of New Year’s Resolutions. Fasting and feasting may be tied to the liturgical year, but repentance and reconciliation are always in fashion. Ignatian spirituality, practised by the Jesuits, their students and their ... continue reading.
11-ST-MARGARET-HOSPICE

A solution must be found to keep St Margaret’s open

January 13th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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10-BOLLAN-JASMINE

Combating loneliness in priesthood and parish

January 13th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS looks at the solitary life of many priests and parishioners, and a possible canine solution - Fr John Bollan... continue reading.


10-ST-JOSEPHS

Life is precarious, and not all gifts will last

January 6th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

This week’s THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS looks at the Feast of Epiphany and considers what greatness really means — Fr JOHN BOLLAN ... continue reading.


11-GIRL-MUM-2

Catholics across Scotland help those others write-off

January 6th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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9-WITNESS

Giving Witness to Faith communities

December 23rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

ROSS AHLFELD praises Catholic groups that encourage engagement with the margins of society... continue reading.


10-BOLLAN

Remember those who rejoice upon another shore

December 23rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS reflects this Holy Season on the loved ones we have lost - by Fr John Bollan... continue reading.


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New twists on an old Christmas story

December 16th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

TV-themed nativity’s are all the rage, but THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS fears a Gospel wrapped in tinsel - By Fr John Bollan... continue reading.


Syria will need our prayers as the country tries to heal

December 16th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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University pro-life ban is a damaging step too far

December 9th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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Love is the greatest gift of them all

December 9th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

And you can help spread that love by creating your own ‘reverse Advent calendar’ this Christmas - Sr Roseann Reddy... continue reading.



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