Tag - scottish catholic observer

Catholic Church in Scotland A Danger to Spiritual Health? Sadly, Yes…

From the Scottish Catholic Observer (SCO) - 16/2/19   [Editorial comment in bold]... Pupils at an East Kilbride primary school marked Catholic Education Week in a mindful way recently, as they welcomed a meditating priest. Fr Laurence Freeman OSB, who is the director of the World Community for Christian Meditation, arrived at St Vincent’s Primary School...

Scottish Bishops Punish Faithful With Annual Reminder of Abuse Scandals

From the Scottish Catholic Observer... Church establishes yearly Day of Prayer for victims of abuse The Bishops of Scotland [pictured above] have established A Day of Prayer for those who have suffered abuse, to be marked on the Friday following Ash Wednesday. The Church issued resources to every parish in Scotland to be used this Friday, March...

Scots RE Teacher: why lack of teaching on purity & sin in Catholic Schools?

Pauline Gallagher, an RE teacher in Glasgow Archdiocese, argues that LGBT guidelines make it difficult to keep teaching true to the Gospel AS a dedicated RE teacher in a Catholic school in Glasgow Archdiocese, I want to share fully the Church’s teaching and the Gospel with my pupils. In Scotland today, as the authorities prepare to...

Does God Speak To Us In Dreams?

There's a very good reason why we are often advised to "sleep on it" when faced with a decision. It's possible to wake up with an entirely different mindset, glad that we didn't act, as initially planned, since now we have a fresh perspective after a good night's sleep. Add to the benefit of...

Why On Earth Do We Need Una Voce Scotland Or The Latin Mass Society?

FR JOHN BOLLAN, St Joseph’s Parish, Diocese of Paisley writes: "I’m conscious of a dissonance in my own mind with regards to Mass in the Extraordinary form (sic).  It appeals to me aesthetically… And yet I make excuses. Perhaps my principal concern is that this Mass should not be a vehicle of protest or nostalgia,...

Jiggery-Pokery At The SCO…

In June 2013, we re-published a letter written by Martin Blackshaw, aka Athanasius, to the Scottish Catholic Observer, correcting certain errors proposed by Dr Harry Schnitker in a series of articles published in the SCO, on the history of the papacy. Click here to read that letter and blog discussion.  We were more than a little surprised...

Scottish Catholic Observer: No Future For Traditional Mass – Good Riddance!

In a disgraceful attack on the traditional Latin Mass in a recent edition of the Scottish Catholic Observer (SCO), Hugh Dougherty reveals himself to be about as Catholic as John Knox.   Martin Blackshaw, aka Catholic Truth blogger Athanasius, wasted no time in submitting a rebuttal, which has been rejected by the editor on spurious grounds.   Interestingly, the...

Should Catholic Newspapers Employ Lapsed Journalists?

Confessions of a part-time Mass-goer    It’s the time of year when the experience of Jesus is most profound and vivid, even for non-regular Mass attenders, says KEVIN McKenna My name is Kevin McKenna and I don’t go to Mass every week. If there was a self-help group for Catholic back-sliders like me I’d probably be...

Loftus Lashes Out: Summorum Pontificum A Mere “Concession”…

Below is an extract from the column by Mgr Basil Loftus (of "there's no physical resurrection and no physical real presence" fame) published in the Scottish Catholic Observer dated Friday 13/12/13. There is no direct link to the piece online, so the relevant portion is copied below. The fact that he gets away with the rubbish...