ROW OVER MARRIAGE PLANS FOR CATHOLIC PRIESTS

In a new book From the Depths of Our Hearts,written with conservative Cardinal Robert Sarah, the former pope forcefully defends mandatory celibacy for priests in what appears to be a strategically timed interjection aimed at putting pressure on Pope Francis not to change the church’s centuries-old rule on celibacy for priests. … More ROW OVER MARRIAGE PLANS FOR CATHOLIC PRIESTS

GRACE WILL PAINT HIGH COURT JUDGE, LADY DORRIAN

Grace Payne-Kumar with Lord Justice Clerk, Lady Dorrian. By Bill Heaney Scottish Portrait Awards are proud to announce that  21-year-old Grace Payne-Kumar’s selection for the SPA 2019 exhibition has won her the commission to paint the official portrait of Lady Dorrian. Lady Dorrian is the Lord Justice Clerk, the second most senior judge in Scotland, … More GRACE WILL PAINT HIGH COURT JUDGE, LADY DORRIAN

SEAMUS HEANEY: THE MANY STAGES OF THINKING

This discussion of Heaney’s politics and understanding of place is admirably nuanced, yet never unclear. He does full justice to Heaney’s complex understanding of “locations of writing”, places enlivened by association with literature, and his related understanding of his own home, which situates it in a broad spatial and temporal context. O … More SEAMUS HEANEY: THE MANY STAGES OF THINKING

LENNOX – A RICH FRAMEWORK OF INTRIGUE

Synchronicity’s energy and enthusiasm for Lennox has been amazing and their vision of the character and his story reflects mine perfectly. I am convinced Claire and the team offer the ideal partner in bringing Lennox—who is a subtly nuanced and complex character—to the screen. I am very excited to see it all coming together.” … More LENNOX – A RICH FRAMEWORK OF INTRIGUE

RESPECT THE EARL AND COUNTESS OF DUMBARTON’S DECISION

Prince Harry and Meghan (left) and Prince Harry with JJ Chalmers, BBC broadcaster and ex-soldier from Renton, West Dunbartonshire. By Lizzie Healey This week the Earl and Countess of Dumbarton have announced they are stepping back from their senior roles in the Royal Family. In a statement Prince Harry and Meghan said they intend to … More RESPECT THE EARL AND COUNTESS OF DUMBARTON’S DECISION