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Church spokesman writes of "anti- Catholic hostility"

Posted by SCMO on 28th November 2010 in Christianity |

Sunday 28 November 2010Church spokesman claims anti Catholic hostility in Scotland "deep and wide"In an article in today's Sunday Times, the Catholic Church spokesman writes that anti Catholic hostility in Scotland is "deep and wide". Peter Kearney claims that the recent controversy over the allegedly sectarian email sent by a senior SFA official to other SFA staff, may "simply be the tip of a disturbing iceberg of anti-Catholicism in Scottish society". He claims however that the episode has caused Catholics in Scotland to draw "a line in the sand." The full text is shown below.ENDSPeter KearneyDirectorCatholic Media Office5 St. Vincent PlaceGlasgowG1 2DH0141 22...

St. Andrew's Conference

Posted by SCMO on 30th November 2012 in Christianity |

...I period, Catholics experienced a relatively comfortable fit between the culture of the Church and the ambient public culture throughout the regions in which Christianity had been long established Since then, the culture of the West has become aggressively secular which often manifests itself through a deep hostility to Gospel truth (especially moral truth) and a determination to drive Christians who affirm those truths out of the public square and into a privatized existence on the margins of society .Professor Weigel will suggest, the Church faces a challenge that is somewhat similar, at least structurally, to the challenge it faced in communist lands during...

Government and Catholic Bishops welcome state visit of Pope Benedict XVI

Posted by SCMO on 16th March 2010 in Christianity |

...come from Catholics and people of all faiths. As well as providing spiritual leadership to over a billion Catholics around the world, including six million in the UK, the Pope and the Holy See have great influence on global policy in areas such as international development, sustainability and the relationships between religions.   The Papal visit represents an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen ties between the UK and the Holy See on action to tackle poverty and climate change as well as the important role of faith in creating strong and cohesive communities. We aim to build further on the positive relationship we have developed in recent years. Cardinal K...

Archbishop Gerhard Müller to deliver "Cardinal Winning Lecture"

Posted by SCMO on 13th June 2013 in Christianity |

...Thursday 13 June 2013   Archbishop Gerhard Müller the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith will visit Scotland this week to deliver the prestigious "Cardinal Winning Lecture" at the University of Glasgow.   The Archbishop who heads the Vatican department charged with promoting and safeguarding Catholic doctrine has a long standing relationship with Scotland and has visited many times. For ten years he was Bishop of Regensburg, which is twinned with Aberdeen, and has visited as the guest of both Bishops Conti and Moran on a number of occasions.   He will also bring a message from Pope Francis to Scotland's Catholics, visit a Ca...

Bishops urge Catholics to cast their vote

Posted by SCMO on 10th April 2015 in Christianity | general election, Catholics, vote

...ration of Catholics to join political parties and to dedicate themselves to political service in a way that remains faithful to the Gospel of Jesus Christ."     ENDS Peter KearneyDirectorCatholic Media Office5 St. Vincent PlaceGlasgowG1 2DH0141 221 1168(T)0141 204 2458(F)07968 122291(M)   Note to Editors: The full text of the letter appears below A Pastoral Letter from the Bishops Conference of Scotland  on the General Election Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ On the Seventh of May the people of Scotland will vote in what may be the most unpredictable General Election in generations. While each of us alone will decide ...

Scotland’s Archbishops urge Referendum participation

Posted by SCMO on 29th August 2014 in Christianity |

... 29 August 2014Scotland s Archbishops urge Referendum participationBoth 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.Both Archbishops will urge participation in the referendum and ask Catholics to engage with the issues being raised in the period up to 18 September.Archbishop Tartaglia commented:"The Scottish Independence Referendum is now just a short time away. Along with the Bishops of Scotland, who are deeply conscious of the importance of this refer...
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