Back Issues 2016

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Front cover January 2016

January 2016

  • Scottish history: the catholic response
  • Pope says Nope?
  • A remarkable year in politics


February 2016

  • SCIAF’s Lent Appeal
  • Irish National Foresters in Scotland
  • Parish Experiences in Edinburgh


March 2016

  • Easter Rising: reactions in Scotland
  • Scotland and the Easter Rising
  • The Women of 1916

April 2016

  • Reclaiming the ruin of
    St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross.
  • Easter reflection: drones and
    the mystery of the resurrection.
  • Welcoming the stranger:
    interfaith response to refugees.

May 2016

May 2016

  • Orkney archive: George Mackay Brown’s jottings and scrapings.
  • The future of work and the basic income movement.
  • An initial response to Amoris Laetitia.


June 2016

  • A gift fae the giftie
  • Countdown to the EU referendum
  • Is canon law fit for purpose?


August 2016

  • Good influence or good riddance : the Catholic Church in a pluralist society
  • Interview with Professor Sir Tom Devine
  • Unfinished business for banks


September 2016

  • Why retreat
  • Being Jewish in Scotland
  • A sacred trust


October 2016

  • Letter from America
  • Seeking a just peace
  • Jewishness of Jesus

November 2016

  • Scottish Catholic Architecture and material culture
  • The function and future of the Catholic press
  • United we stand: interfaith relationship in  Scotland

December 2016

December 2016

  • The Lords have it
  • Into the West
  • The Election of Donald Trump
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.