Church and Society

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The Vatican abuse summit

BRENDAN GEARY

A Marist brother and clinical psychologist who has extensive experience of dealing with sexual abuse within the Catholic Church assesses the importance of February’s Vatican abuse summit. Continue reading

What is a synodal church?

GERRY O’HANLON

This is an edited version of a talk given by Irish theologian Gerry O’Hanlon to the Newman circle in Edinburgh about Pope Francis’ call for a synodal church. Continue reading

Opening hearts and minds

DUNCAN MACLAREN

The former director of SCIAF addressed the issue of attitudes to refugees and asylum seekers at service in Glasgow Cathedral on 13th January, the feast of St Mungo, as part of the city’s annual St Mungo Festival. Continue reading

Which way for the church?

MARY CULLEN.

The editor sets the scene for the Open House conference in June which will explore some of the new directions opening up in the Catholic Church in Scotland.  The article is followed by two others which highlight, in different ways, the challenges which face the church today. Continue reading
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CURRENT ISSUE
April/May 2019

April/May 2019

CONFERENCE PAPERS

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.