Social Issues

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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

1918: A panacea for Catholic education in Scotland?

Mary Cullen.

The editor of Open House reports on a lecture given by Professor Sir Tom Devine exactly 100 years to the day after the Education (Scotland) Act of 1918 received royal assent.  Was it, he asked, a panacea for Catholic education in Scotland? Continue reading

The stories behind the names

FLORENCE BOYLE.

In this, the centenary year of the Armistice, a resident of the village of Old Kilpatrick traced the stories behind the names on her local war memorial.  Continue reading

From the Firth of Forth to the Indian Ocean

HONOR HANIA and ALISON CLARK

As summer holiday cruises become increasingly popular, two Open House contributors highlight the changing role of the church’s ministry to seafarers.  Honor looks at its history, and Alison at one chaplain’s journey from the Firth of Forth to the Indian Ocean. Continue reading

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CURRENT ISSUE
Oct/Nov 2019

Oct/Nov 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.