Church and Society

The future of the Catholic press

FLORENCE BOYLE.

A Catholic laywoman reports on a meeting of last month’s Glasgow Newman Circle which discussed the issues raised by the sale of the Scottish Catholic Observer, led by journalist Kevin McKenna.  Continue reading

Letter from America

MICHAEL L O’NEILL.

A Scot who has lived in America for many years reflects on the presidential campaign and the intersection of religion and politics in contemporary America. Continue reading

Seeking a just peace

MARIAN PALLISTER.

A justice and peace activist reports on the visit to Scotland of Pax Christi co-ordinator Pat Gaffney who reminded her audiences that the price of nuclear weapons is paid by the poor. Continue reading

Good influence or good riddance?

WILLY SLAVIN

Good influence or good riddance?

This was the title of a conference in June which was held in Trinity College, Dublin, on the place, if any, of the Catholic Church in a pluralist society such as Ireland has, rather suddenly, become. A retired parish priest of the Archdiocese of Glasgow reports on its findings. 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.