The Lords have it

MARY CULLEN. As politicians and commentators continue to argue over the consequences of last year’s Brexit vote, and institutions struggle to hold their own in the face of populist claims, Open House’s editor finds much needed insight and analysis in the proceedings of the House of Lords. Continue reading

Reclaiming the ruins of St Peter’s seminary


For the last eight years the public arts company NVA has been leading efforts to find a new future for St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross, which closed in 1980. The creative possibilities of the site were revealed at Hinterland, a ten day event which took place in the run up to Easter. Continue reading

Catholics and the referendum


This is the second of two articles on Catholics and the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence by a senior lecturer in sociology.  Here he considers the alignment of younger Catholics with the independence movement. Continue reading

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.