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...

United As Church

“With his prayer, the Holy Father pleaded for an end to the pandemic that has struck Italy and the world. He also implored the healing of the many sick people, remembered the numerous victims of these past days, and asked that their families and friends might...

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...

The Hand Of Evil

“Behind this, there is Satan.” – Pope Francis “Consecrated persons, chosen by God to guide souls to salvation, let themselves be dominated by their human frailty or sickness and thus become tools of Satan. In abuse, we see the hand of the evil...

A Call To Prayer

“Dear Brothers, good morning! In light of the scourge of sexual abuse perpetrated by ecclesiastics to the great harm of minors, I wanted to consult you, Patriarchs, Cardinals, Archbishops, Bishops, and Religious Superiors and Leaders, so that together we might...

Little Visits

“Lord, You will open my lips and my mouth will proclaim Your praise” (Ps. 51:17) The Lady Altar, from where the Blessed Virgin smiles graciously upon all those who come to pay homage to Her Son. It’s very tempting on this final day of the year 2018...

Carfin National Pilgrimage

It is good to have the Bishops and the people come together to pray and to celebrate the Sacraments of the Church, and this is what happened this afternoon at Carfin Grotto, the Scottish National Shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes and St Thérèse of the Infant...