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The heartstone pilgrimage

IAN CAMPBELL. Pilgrimage seems to be the thing at the moment.  Not only the phenomenal popularity of all the various branches of the Camino to Compostela, but also near home, revivals of old pilgrimages such as to Whithorn and St Andrews and the creation of new ones such as the St Cuthbert’s and the St Oswald’s Ways, both of which I have enjoyed walking.  The present piece, however, is about making a walk I do several times a week into something [more]

Letter from America: The cult of the gun

MICHAEL L O’NEILL April 4th was the 50th anniversary of the assassination, by shotgun, of Martin Luther King Jr in Memphis, Tennessee, and June 6th will be the 50th anniversary of Robert F (Bobby) Kennedy’s assassination, by hand gun, in Los Angeles, California. This Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 14 students and three members of staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (named after Florida’s most famous environmentalist), in South Florida’s Broward County city of Parkland (the Fort Lauderdale area), were  assassinated, by [more]

Hearing the Good News in Palestine

MIKE MINETER. A Catholic layman highlights the work of a theological centre in East Jerusalem in promoting peace with justice in Israel-Palestine through non-violent action. As I write, the Palestinian Land Day has been commemorated with a mass non-violent protest in Gaza.  Land Day recalls the internationally recognised right of return for Palestinian refugees, of whom about 1.3 million are crammed into the open prison of Gaza. During the protest, Israeli forces killed 15 people and injured 1500, over-filling hospitals already depleted [more]

March/April 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.