Back Issues 2013

Open House has been published since 1990 and main content from February 2013 is available in the articles section.

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January 2013

  • Religious spaces in the work of Robert Burns
  • Vatican II: documents, recollections and regret
  • Cardinal Carlo Martini’s call for radical change

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February 2013

  • Making a difference: churches’ global links
  • Challenging times for ecumenism
  • Participation of Catholics in public life

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March 2013

  • Farewell from Benedict: where now for the church?
  • St Patrick’s Day: remembering Irish women
  • Year of Faith: from gospel to creeds

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April 2013

  • Church in Scotland: first steps in a long journey
  • Orkney at Easter with George Mackay Brown
  • Challenges and hopes
    for the new papacy

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May 2013

  • La Vulnerata: Mary for a wounded church
  • The women of Vatican II remembered
  • Scottish Catholic Archives: anatomy of a decision

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June/July 2013

  • Out of Ulster: G8 and Patrick MacGill
  • Austerity Britain: all in it together?
  • Dialogue and dissent in the Catholic Church

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August 2013

  • Art and music in the  life of the church
  • Remembering Piper Alpha  25 years on
  • A sea change in British Catholicism?

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September 2013

  • Referendum debate: for and against
  • Ethical investment and payday lenders
  • The Holy Trinity:a mystery solved

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October 2013

  • Peacebuilding and the arts
  • Roots of faith and identity
  • Soldiers of faith and fortune

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November 2013

  • The plight of Syrian minorities
  • Young lives stunted by poverty
  • The legacy of a notorious campaign


Feb/Mar 2020

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.