History

St Patrick’s witness for today

ANTHONY ALLISON An Irish academic living in Scotland offers a reflection for St Patrick’s Day and finds inspiration in the saint’s willingness to step outside the comfort of his own community.
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New pontiff, old problems

MICHAEL J WALSH A historian and author takes a long view of church teaching and challenges the view that tradition is unchanging. He suggests how Pope Francis might foster a different understanding.
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Roots of faith and identity

GERARD HAND A parish priest from Edinburgh reflects on what we might learn from two iconic places of worship on the Orkney Islands as we approach the referendum on Scottish independence.
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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.