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In accordance with best practice and in line with a commitment given in 2013, Scotland’s Catholic Bishops have today, 16 December 2014 published the Diocesan Safeguarding Audit for 2013.
Delivering the sermon at the Service to mark the 1st Anniversary of the Clutha Vaults Tragedy at Glasgow Cathedral on Saturday 29th November 2014, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia will speak of the effect the tragedy had on so many people, reminding those who lost friends or family, that "a year is not yet long enough for many people to come to terms with bereavement, and especially with bereavement which comes from an unexpected tragedy."
Pope Francis has today (Saturday 22 November 2014) appointed Fr. William Nolan, as Bishop of Galloway. Fr. Nolan is currently parish priest of Our Lady of Lourdes, East Kilbride and Vicar General of the Diocese of Motherwell.
The Little Sisters of the Poor order have today announced that they will be leaving Dundee in 2015.
The following letter has been sent today to Scotland's First Minister by the President of the Bsihops' Conference of Scotland, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia.
- By SCMO SCMO
- 19th September, 2014
The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland recognises and respects the result of the Scottish referendum, that Scotland should remain a part of the United Kingdom, and commends all those who participated in what was a was a passionate and sometimes partisan debate.
Responding this week (15 September) to the Proposed Organ and Tissue Donation (Scotland) Bill, the Catholic Parliamentary Office on behalf of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland has made clear its objection to an opt-out system of organ donation as it removes the “important principle of consent in our legal system and undermines the integrity of the person”
Both of Scotland’s Catholic Archbishops; Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow and Archbishop Leo Cushley of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, will this weekend (30 & 31 August) distribute pastoral messages on the Independence Referendum to be read at all Masses.
Statement on Fergusons of Port Glasgow from Bishop John Keenan, Bishop of Paisley
Pope Francis has sent his good wishes and prayers to athletes and theologians gathering at a conference in Glasgow on the eve of the Commonwealth Games.