The Church and the Judge

It is a very great blessing that here in Scotland, the Churches have now re-opened, even if it is still with much reduced numbers. Although the re-opening was already planned for 26th March, a judicial review whose findings were published a few days ago directly...

UK Day of Reflection

Yesterday, the United Kingdom held a national ‘Day of Reflection’ in memory of all those who have died so far because of the COVID19 pandemic – yesterday was the first anniversary of the UK going into full lockdown. At noon, the nation stopped for...

An Un-Asked Question

From viewing online media over the last few days, it is abundantly clear that the broad response to the recent document released by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has been one of great hurt and anger for very many people. The content of the document...

As One Before The Lord

“You are calling on us to seize this time of trial as a time of choosing.. a time to choose what matters and what passes away, a time to separate what is necessary from what is not.” – Pope Francis A phrase we have all recently become very familiar with is...

Creative Grace

“Never before has the Church experienced thus the power of the communion of saints, raising to her Crucified and Risen Lord her vows and prayers, especially the Sacrifice of Holy Mass, celebrated daily, even without the presence of the people, by priests.”...

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...

Visit of a Saint

The official Icon of the Little Flower released to coincide with the visit to Scotland of the Relics. The Icon was written by the Saint Andrew Community, Aberdeen. “Thérèse, let your roses petals of grace fall on this city and these people who welcome you to...

Relics of St Thérèse

The Relics of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, the Little Flower, have arrived in the Diocese of Motherwell and were given a very warm welcome earlier today upon their entry to Carfin Grotto, the national Marian shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes and St Thérèse. Carfin...