Lessons from South America

MARY CULLEN. At February’s meeting of the Glasgow Newman Circle, Fr Timothy Curtis SJ offered a theological reflection on his experience as parish priest in Guyana, drawing out lessons for the Catholic Church in Scotland as it faces the challenge of parishes without priests. Continue reading

Faith in the public square

LYNN JOLLY. Open House’s literary editor interviews Duncan MacLaren, who has spent most of his working life contributing to international development.  What inspires him and how does he view current approaches to international development and politics?

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A perspective on development


A former senior civil servant who spent many years promoting understanding of international development in the UK reflects on its importance for the health of society at home as well as its role in the elimination of global poverty. Continue reading

Finding Hope


Every year, SCIAF’ Lent campaign reminds us of the gospel call to build a more just world by sharing what we have with people in developing countries who are struggling to survive.  SCIAF’s communications manager outlines this year’s campaign message which reminds us of the impact of climate change on the world’s poorest countries. 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.