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

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Light from the south

DAN BAIRD takes heart from a ground breaking report on the need for comprehensive reform of church governance.

Full and active participation?

R A HENDERSON looks at the vexed question of liturgical translation and calls for a revision of the current language of the Mass.

A deeply flawed decision

TOM MAGILL questions the Scottish bishops’ choice of the English Standard Version as the biblical text for the new lectionary.

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Feb/Mar 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.