Open House is a magazine of comment and debate on faith issues in Scotland, published six times a year.

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Hope for the future

BRENDAN LEAHY The Bishop of Limerick finds signs of hope for the future of the church in the World Meeting of Families. The World Meeting of Families, which is held in a different country every three years, took place in Dublin at the end of August.  It was a great event of hope.  With over 1,800 journalists covering the three-day Pastoral Congress and the thirty-six hours of the Pope’s presence in Ireland, the message of the family gathering reached the four corners [more]

Eucharistic sharing

STEPHEN REILLY. A priest who co-ordinates the spiritual and pastoral formation of student teachers traces the development of Catholic teaching on intercommunion, which reveals that it is more nuanced than is commonly perceived. As a parish priest in Motherwell for ten years I had the good fortune of encountering in our local Church of Scotland parish a Christian community which could work hand in hand with our Catholic parish.  Many friendships were formed, and perhaps we even caught some glimpses of the [more]

The stories behind the names

FLORENCE BOYLE. In this, the centenary year of the Armistice, a resident of the village of Old Kilpatrick traced the stories behind the names on her local war memorial.  Standing in the centre of Old Kilpatrick, in the shadow of the Erskine Bridge, is a simple, stylised cairn, topped by a Celtic cross which records the names of the casualties of both world wars.  Surname and initials are listed in alphabetical order with no distinction for rank.  I like to think that [more]


October/November 2018


Open House held a conference on the role of lay people in the governance of the Catholic Church in November 2013. See conference papers.