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I Believe

“When the Son of Man comes, will He find any faith on earth?” (Lk.18:8)   This was always one of those Gospel quotations which I used to wonder about as I didn’t understand it – and I’m not sure that I do now. How can it be that there might be no faith left...

A Darkened Day

This day – 8th July – is the single day of the year which I really don’t like. It’s the anniversary of the day my mother died. Her death was completely unexpected and even now, some 26 yers later, I replay the events of that day over and over...

What And Who

Throughout his pontificate so far, the Holy Father Pope Francis has repeatedly and consistently spoken about the need all of have for ‘encounter’ with the Lord – the need to be touched by Him and by His divine grace precisely where we are at this...

Signs Of The Times

For a while recently, I have found it a great struggle to look at the online Catholic world and still retain my peace of spirit. While there is much that is good, there is also a great deal that is not ‘good’; and while there are many individuals whose...

No King But Caesar

“‘Do you want me to crucify your king?’ said Pilate. The Chief Priests answered, ‘We have no king but Caesar'” John 19:15      EDITORIAL This line from the Gospel of Saint John, at the beginning of the Passion account, illustrates the...

The Domestic Church

For several days now, I have been thinking about how best to write this piece. It follows the most recent closure of the Churches and other places of worship in Scotland and from the various discussions which have followed this, especially those discussions which...

2020 In Review

EDITORIAL 2020 is a year none of us will ever forget. We have lived through the writing of a particular moment in history, an era which will be discussed and examined for decades to come; a time whose after-effects will remain with us long after these days are...

Grace In Time Of Trial

“But what of the practice of our Catholic Faith? It may be that for a while, our practice will change in terms of location and form. The location may move from the parish Church to the ‘domestic Church’ – that is, our home. And the form may change from liturgical...

Pray for Bishops

“..As Christ’s vicar, each bishop has the pastoral care of the particular Church entrusted to him..”(Catechism of the Catholic Church, no.1560)   For a number of years now, the faithful have been repeatedly scandalised by the revelations of abuse...
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