Church and Society

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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 focused and not to expect wide-ranging discourse. Since the subject on this occasion was 'himself' I further expected to be in and out in five so what follows was no small feat. Continue reading

Mission to day: the Francis effect

DUNCAN MACLAREN

The annual celebration of Mission Sunday in the Catholic Church takes place on 20th October.  An experienced worker in the field of international development reflects on the shifting focus of the church’s understanding of mission. Continue reading

A champion of the laity

DAN BAIRD

Cardinal Newman will be canonised by Pope Francis on 13th October.  One of the leading members of the Glasgow Newman Circle highlights his lasting contribution to the church. Continue reading
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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.