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Posted by SCMO on 2nd April 2005 in Christianity |
Following the death this evening of Pope John Paul II, below is the text of obituary tributes from each of Scotland's eight Catholic Bishops.  For further information, please follow this link:  For details of:  The Biography of Pope John Paul II  Information on the Election of a Pope  A report on the Pope's 1982 visit to Scotland  OBITUARY FOR Pope JOHN PAUL II  CARDINAL KEITH PATRICK O BRIEN  ARCHBISHOP OF ST ANDREWS AND EDINBURGH  PRESIDENT OF THE BISHOPS CONFERENCE OF SCOTLAND  Introduction:  It will be very many years before the full influence of Pope John Paul II on the Catholic Church and on...

Pope Francis invited to visit Rome’s Pontifical Scots College

Posted by SCMO on 20th January 2016 in Christianity | Pope Francis,Scots College,Rome
Pope Francis has been officially invited to visit the Pontifical Scots College in Rome to help mark this year’s 400th anniversary of its founding as a seminary.   “The Pontifical Scots College has a truly remarkable history and, so, it would be wonderful if Pope Francis could join us as we celebrate that past with pride while looking to the future with great confidence and trust in the Lord,” said Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews & Edinburgh 20 January.       The Pontifical Scots College in Rome was founded in 1600 by Pope Clement VIII to provide an education for young Scottish Catholic men who, due to...

400 Aniversary Mass for St. John Ogilvie

Posted by SCMO on 10th March 2015 in Christianity | anniversary, mass, St John Ogilvie, Bishop Tartaglia
Pope Francis has sent a special envoy to Glasgow to mark the 400th anniversary of the martyrdom of St John Ogilvie, Scotland s only post-reformation canonised Catholic martyr. Cardinal Cormac Murphy O Connor “ the former Archbishop of Westminster - has been asked by the Holy Father to be his special envoy at a Mass in St Andrew s Cathedral, Glasgow at 7.30pm on March 10, St John Ogilvie s feast day.In his homily, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia will highlight attacks on religious freedom, which he will claim, is: "fragile, not always recognised, not always respected, in some places denied, leading, as we know, to persecution, sectarianism and brutality. St John...

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia backs ‘journalism of moral integrity’

Posted by SCMO on 10th May 2018 in Blogging |
Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, President of the Communications Commission of the Bishops Conference of Scotland, has written to all 500 Catholic parishes this weekend (12/13 May) to mark World Communications Day.     This year, Pope Francis has chosen ‘Truth’ as the theme of his Communications Day message and bemoaned the persistent spread of “fake news”. In his letter, based on the Pope’s theme, Archbishop Tartaglia writes:     “Pope Francis reminds us that Communication is part of God’s plan for us, allowing us to express and share all that is true, good and beautiful.”     Pope Francis has urged Catholics to:     “…contri...

Pope Francis puts family at the heart of communication

Posted by SCMO on 14th May 2015 in Christianity | communications Sunday, family, Pope Francis, Archbishop Tartaglia
In a pastoral letter which will be read at all 500 Catholic parishes in Scotland this weekend (16/17 May, 2015) to mark the 49th  World Communications Day, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia calls on all Catholics to embrace the role of the family as the true building block of a good society, which can be used as a force for dialogue and reconciliation and acknowledges the role of modern media in enabling families to share their stories, faith and forgiveness with others. Archbishop Tartaglia reflects on Pope Francis call to Catholics around the world to see families as a resource rather than as a problem for society and invites families to be examples of Christ s...

Church welcomes Pope Francis’ decision to accept Cardinal O’Brien’s resignation

Posted by SCMO on 20th March 2015 in Christianity | Cardinal Keith O'Brien, resignation, Archbishop Cushley, Pope Francis
The Catholic Church in Scotland has welcomed the decision of Pope Francis to accept the resignation of Cardinal Keith Patrick O Brien from the rights and duties of a Cardinal. In what is an unprecedented action, Cardinal O Brien has now removed himself from the key duties that pertain to the office of Cardinal: the election of any future Pope and the assistance of the Holy Father in the governance of the Universal Church. Cardinal O Brien will also be reduced to a strictly private life with no further participation in any public, religious or civil events. Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews & Edinburgh said; As most people are aware, Pope Francis is a go...
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