Brexit, borders and peace in Ireland


An Irishman who has lived in Scotland for many years considers the potential impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland’s peace settlement and the prospect of a new border between the Republic and the North, which voted to remain. Continue reading

Lessons from South America

MARY CULLEN. At February’s meeting of the Glasgow Newman Circle, Fr Timothy Curtis SJ offered a theological reflection on his experience as parish priest in Guyana, drawing out lessons for the Catholic Church in Scotland as it faces the challenge of parishes without priests. Continue reading

Faith in the public square

LYNN JOLLY. Open House’s literary editor interviews Duncan MacLaren, who has spent most of his working life contributing to international development.  What inspires him and how does he view current approaches to international development and politics?

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April/May 2019

April/May 2019


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.