Ecclesiology

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Missions and closures

BOB HENDRIE

There was a time when we were urged to look with admiration and for inspiration to mission countries.  We were regaled with stories of priests travelling from station to station to say Mass.  There they would provide the church’s blessing for those marriages which had taken place and preside over those in waiting, hear confessions – with upturned bicycles to provide the necessary canonical grille with their spokes.  (We were all like that in those days) 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

Mapping the future in Galloway

MARY CULLEN.

A meeting of parish pastoral council representatives offered a snapshot of the way in which lay people are taking responsibility for the church’s life and mission in Dumfries and Galloway. Continue reading

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February/March 2019

February/March 2019

CONFERENCE PAPERS

Open House held a conference on the role of lay people in the governance of the Catholic Church in November 2013. See conference papers.