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Cathy MacDonald Cathy MacDonald | 13:30 UK time, Friday, 1 June 2012

Great to be back and spending the summer with you on Sunday Morning, once again. This week my special guest is Father Roddy Johnston, who will be telling us all about his unconventional route to the priesthood.

Now, here's a question for you: where would you find a cursing stone, and would you really use it for that purpose? Dr Donald William Stewart joins me to explain more about this most intriguing of religious artefacts recently discovered on the Scottish island of Canna
Reporter Bob Dickson finds out how an Edinburgh based arts project in Edinburgh is encouraging young people with autism to explore and express their artistic side.
A new fictional detective is about to hit the bookstores, but this one isn't of the hardboiled, hard-drinking variety - one who prefers warm beer over a dry sherry - but a village vicar turned super-sleuth! The author, James Runcie, also happens to be the son of a former Archbishop of Canterbury.

On this Jubilee weekend The Big Lunch is held across the country, encouraging neighbours and communities to come together to share company and food. I'll be having a blether with both Alastair McIntosh of GalGael, and Rev Doug Gay about why sharing a meal with people you might not even know provides social nutrition and a spirit of neighbourliness.

All this and the usual excellent selection of music, listen in between 7am-9pm this Sunday Morning With Cathy Macdonald.


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