Ecclesiology

The experience of Galloway diocese

WILLIAM R MCFADDEN A parish priest and former rector of Scotus College reflects on the opportunity for a renewed focus on the ministry of all the baptised as the Catholic Church faces up to dramatic decline in Mass attendance and clergy numbers.
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A fledgling movement for renewal – August 2013

JOE FITZPATICK  Professor Werner Jeanrond, formerly Professor of Divinity at Glasgow University and now master of St Benet’s Hall at Oxford, spoke for many when he expressed dismay at the absence of an organised laity in Britain compared with other European countries. (The Observer, News, 19 May) A Scot living in England finds hope for change in a new movement. Continue reading
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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.