Faith in Time of Covid January 2021

Sat 6th  February 2021

The first talk by Bishop Egan has been recorded.

Faith in the Time of Covid

Archbishop Cushley invites you to join the remaining series of Sunday talks from distinguished speakers who will offer their thoughts and approach to the pandemic. Each event is free and lasts 30 mins. All events will be broadcast on YouTube at <<HERE>>

Dr Mary Rice Hasson, 5pm, 07 Feb. Register Covid-Hasson  

Professor John Haldane, 5pm 14 Feb. Register: Covid-Haldane  

Rt Hon Gordon Brown, 5pm, 21 Feb. Register Covid-Brown


Starting – Saturday 30th January 2021


Edinburgh Jesuit Centre February 2nd – Feast of Candlemas:

‘A Light in the Darkness’ exploring ways to cope with the Covid Crisis. with John Bell of the Iona Community. Zoom and streaming online.  Details on:  [email protected]


Feast Day of St Josephine Bakhita  February 8th:

February 8th 2021 is the International Day of Prayer and Reflection Against Human Trafficking and the feast day of St Josephine Bakhita. There are upwards of 40 million people trafficked and held in modern slavery today.  Pope Francis has said “we declare in the name of all people and of every one of our own Creed that modern slavery—in the form of human trafficking, forced labour, prostitution or the trafficking of organs—is a crime against humanity.”  and asked us to “work together to eradicate the terrible scourge of modern slavery in all its forms.” St Josephine Bakhita is the patron saint of persons who are trafficked and was herself a victim of human trafficking. She was born in Darfur, Sudan in 1869, was kidnapped as a child and sold into slavery. She was canonised by Pope Francis in 2000. You can read her story here: 


St Margaret Lecture

Sister Catherine Droste OP will give this year’s St Margaret of Scotland Lecture. Archbishop Cushley will conclude the event with a reflection. It takes place online on Wednesday, 10 February, 4:00-5:30pm.  Registration details at


Mary, Queen of Scots Lecture

The Scottish Catholic Historical Association and the Scottish Catholic Heritage Collections Trust are delighted to be able to invite you to Mary Queen of Scots: An Afterlife, an online zoom lecture by Dr Steven J Reid (University of Glasgow). The event will be held on Wednesday 10th February 2021 at 5:00pm, online via ZOOM. Please ensure that you sign-up at the following link to secure a space:


Scottish Laity Network: Lenten Journey 2021

Whilst the attention of the world is focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, we must not lose sight of the urgency required in addressing the global Climate Emergency. Responding to both Pope Francis invites us to imagine new ways of living together on this planet, ways that are in harmony with creation and ways that address the growing division between rich and poor, nationally and internationally. To contribute to not only imaging these new ways but making them a reality Pope Francis created the COVID-19 Commission and he summed up its aim in just three words ‘Prepare the Future’. This is radically different from prepare for the future; which implies our future is already set and all we can do is react to it. Prepare the Future focusses on our ability to become, as Paul VI invited us to be, ‘artisans of our own destiny’. To help us prepare the future we warmly invite you to join us on Lenten Journey: 

Discipleship for Artisans of our own Destiny ~ Preparing the Future

Each week we will have a presentation by one of our companions who will address a particular area within the context of Hope. We begin of Thursday 18th February with Jim Skea – Co-chair of Working Group III of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – sharing his thoughts on What is the Hope of COP 26?

For further information please contact: [email protected]