Sunday, 31 January 2010

What do you think?

Please keep sending in your questions. The reflection on baptism is a short precis of Fr Bruno's talk at Theology in the Bar, which takes place at the Southsider pub every Tuesday evening at 8.15pm.

Thanks for the questions and comments received. Make a comment or send an email to ask a question, start a debate, or state your views.


Friday, 29 January 2010

Who needs salvation?

Christianity emphasises the importance of Baptism for anyone who wants to follow Jesus and be saved. This was Jesus's instruction (John 3.5). Baptism saves us from eternal death and brings us to a new life, a real life in Christ.
But who needs salvation?
'All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God' (Romans 3.23)
In order to understand Baptism, we need also to see that all human beings are flawed, broken, in need of restoration. This re-creation offered by Jesus is found in the washing of Baptism.
Baptism is the Sacrament by which we become Christians. It frees us from Original Sin, makes us children of God, temples of the Holy Spirit and members of the Church.
But it also points forward, allowing true human flourishing by the gifts of faith, hope and love by which God brings us to himself.
We are pilgrims: Christians are in the world but not of the world (cf. John 15.19) and the grace of Baptism begins and points towards the destination of our lives - Jesus Christ. This destination is only reached with God's work. This is begun in Baptism.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Church hunt

On Saturday the 23rd January, the CSU organised a sponsored Church hunt across Edinburgh in aid of KTDO. The idea was to try and visit all the 28 catholic parishes listed in Edinburgh in just one day. The event was a great success and raised well over £600, not to mention everyone having a fantastic – although very tiring time – doing it.

The CSU is very busy helping with fundraising for the new Chapel - for more information see

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

The Door is open again

We're starting Almighty Answers again, ready to receive any question about Christianity, from anyone, anytime...

From now on there will be a weekly post to which we will invite questions and comments, and we will also post on the life of the Chaplaincy here at George Square. Tell your friends to drop in to almighty answers....