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Independent Safeguarding Audits welcomed by Catholic Church

Posted by SCMO on 30th January 2020 in Blogging |
Thursday 30th January 2020   An independent audit of safeguarding processes in the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh and the Diocese of Galloway published today (Thursday 30 January 2020) has been welcomed by both dioceses.   The audit was commissioned by the Independent Review Group (IRG) established by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Scotland in 2017. Its role is to help ensure the implementation of recommendations made in a comprehensive report into safeguarding in the Catholic Church in Scotland by the McLellan Commission in 2015. The IRG is an autonomous body that works separately from the Catholic Church and is chaired by Baroness Helen...

Message to the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh

Posted by SCMO on 27th February 2013 in Christianity |
Wednesday 27th February 2013Message to the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh  From Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, Apostolic Administrator    My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,  The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, has appointed me Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh.    These are painful and distressing times for this venerable Archdiocese. You have lost your Cardinal Archbishop in the most difficult of circumstances.   I am so sorry for everyone involved and I assure them of my prayers. I too feel pained and distressed. The people of the Archdiocese are having to bear the impact of these sad events as you go abo...


Posted by SCMO on 4th May 2007 in Christianity |
Now that the trial of the man accused of the murder of Angelika Kluk is over it is possible to comment on the events as they affect the Archdiocese of Glasgow.  At times it seemed that Fr Gerry Nugent was the one on trial. He was not. It is only fair to recall that his "open house" policy at St Patrick's resulted in many needy people being helped directly or indirectly over the years. Many applauded this policy, without perhaps taking into sufficient account the dangers inherent in its operation in today's society.  On the other hand the prudence expected of any priest in such circumstances was not exercised. His weaknesses and lack of judgement have been expo...

Pope appoints new Archbishop of Glasgow

Posted by SCMO on 24th July 2012 in Christianity |
Pope appoints new Archbishop of Glasgow==STRICT EMBARGO 11AM TUESDAY ==Pope Benedict XVI has today, July 24 2012, appointed Bishop Philip Tartaglia (until now Bishop of Paisley) as Archbishop of Glasgow.   The new Archbishop will succeed Most Rev Mario Joseph Conti, who has been Archbishop since 22 February 2002.  Commenting on the appointment, the new Archbishop-Elect said: I am conscious of the historic place of the Archdiocese of Glasgow in the history of Christianity in Scotland and of its importance for the Catholic community in particular.   It is a great honour for me to be appointed Archbishop of my native city and diocese. Archbishop Tartaglia said...

Inaugural Mass of New Archbishop of Glasgow

Posted by SCMO on 7th September 2012 in Christianity |
...ty of the Archdiocese and leaders of other Christianchurches and the Provosts of the local authorities whose territories liewithin the Archdiocese of Glasgow.  Following the scripture readings the new Archbishop will preach hisfirst homily as Archbishop of Glasgow. The text of the homily isreproduced below. This homily is STRICTLY EMBARGOED until 12 noonSaturday September 8.  The Mass will be attended by over600 people, including the Bishops ofScotland, representatives of the other Christian denominations, over 150 priests from all over Scotland and some from Italy and lay people representing each of the nearly 100 parishes in the Archdiocese of Glasgow.  You...


Posted by SCMO on 5th April 2005 in Christianity |
...ARRANGEMENTS FOR MOURNING FOR POPE JOHN PAUL II IN GLASGOW  Following the death of Pope John Paul II, the following arrangements have been made to allow the people of Glasgow and Paisley to pray for the deceased Pontiff and pay their respects:  Tonight (Tuesday) at 7pm, in every parish in the Archdiocese of Glasgow and the Diocese of Paisley * a total of approximately 140 churches * a Requiem Mass will be celebrated by the local parish priest for Pope John Paul.  Tomorrow night (Wednesday) a solemn Requiem Mass will be offered in St Andrew's Cathedral, Clyde St, Glasgow for the Pope by Monsignor John Gilmartin, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Glasgow and...
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