This week's opinions


How to make good teaching a class act

June 23rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

DID you know that the most important factor in improving children’s learning in school is how good their teachers are? While this may seem obvious, it’s a reality that has two significant consequences. First, it means that teachers should be respected. Often you will see and hear headlines which run teachers down, implying that their job is easy and that anyone could do it a lot better than the people in the profession. If you just think about that for two seconds you will see how barmy a view that is. Teachers need to be well-educated; they need to learn through experience; ... continue reading.

Love in our hearts trumps others’ hate

June 23rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

When we live in fear of checking the news, Faith helps us deal with the stuff of nightmares. By Sally Fraser... continue reading.


Over-worked priests leads to poor ministry

June 23rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS says a priesthood as an ‘out of control treadmill’ will discourage others . By Fr. John Bollan... continue reading.


The need for truth and apologies

June 22nd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry is now underway to the point where Lady Smith, the Chair, is hearing witnesses on behalf of different organisations involved in residential child care in Scotland within living memory. Many organisations within Scotland have been asked to report to the Inquiry and to give details about their involvement in such care, the Church is among them.... continue reading.


The forgotten obligation to attend Mass

June 16th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Church in Scotland is adapting to serve ‘practise Catholics,’ THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS argues -By Fr John Bollan ... continue reading.


The chief weapon against terror is love

June 9th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS looks at recent attacks, an ‘elephant in the room,’ and suffering refugees - Fr JOHN BOLLAN... continue reading.

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The light that shines through the dark

June 9th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

After the terror attacks in England, Sr Roseann Reddy says we must value love over fear and hate... continue reading.

Let us never neglect the powerless

June 2nd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Changes in his street prompt ROSS AHLFELD to reflect on the wider world and the need for kindness... continue reading.

Difficult decisions on Catholic teacher approval

June 2nd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS on tricky judgement calls for the clergy on politics and education issues - Fr John Bollan... continue reading.

Now is the time for non-violence

May 26th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Many have sought peaceful solutions—and momentum is building, writes HONOR HANIA... continue reading.

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