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Disappearing icebergs: Scotland and sectarianism


An Edinburgh academic examines the evidence for sectarianism in Scotland.

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Reflections on home and the Catholic imagination


This is an edited version of a lecture given by a leading academic at the University of Glasgow in September. It asks how memories of home might inspire creative sacramental imaginings.

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A life less ordinary

Lynn Jolly

I share with many readers of Open House a long association with the subject of this interview. Mine goes back to an early appreciation of social justice as inherent to the gospel. I credit him with first alerting me to that compelling truth over 30 years ago. In light of that, subjecting both of us to the Open House interview process was unlikely to be a relaxed affair, loaded as it was with a mix of remembered youth (mine) and taciturn reserve (his). Experience told me to keep the questions focusedĀ and not to expect wide-ranging discourse. Since the subject ...

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Dec/Jan 2020

In June 2019 Open House held a conference exploring possible new directions for the Catholic Church in Scotland. See conference papers.

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