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Tributes paid to Bishop Ian Murray

Posted by on 23rd January 2016 in Blogging | Bishop Ian Murray
  Tributes have been paid to Bishop Ian Murray, former Bishop of Argyll & the Isles, who died yesterday (Friday 22 January) aged 83.   Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow, President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland said:   “On behalf of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland I would like to offer Bishop Murray’s family our deepest and most prayerful sympathies,”   “During his active years as a bishop, Ian Murray played a full part in the life and work of the Bishops’ Conference contributing with humanity, faith and humour to everything that we did. He will be sorely missed. May God rest h...

New Rector nominated for Royal Scots college Spain

Posted by SCMO on 24th June 2014 in Christianity |
New Rector nominated for Royal Scots college Spaincollege to re-open as a Seminary in January 2016 In a dual announcement the Bishops of Scotland have nominated a new Rector for the Royal Scots college, Salamanca, Spain and have asked him to do the preparatory work for the re-opening of the college as a Seminary.   As a Royal foundation it is the King of Spain who will appoint the new Rector, with the approval of the Holy See, and the Bishops of Scotland propose the candidate.  Father Tom Kilbride, currently parish priest of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Glasgow, has been nominated by the Bishops Conference of Scotland and has been tasked by them to prepare the...

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...

Fr.Dan Fitzpatrick is new Roman Rector

Posted by SCMO on 14th July 2015 in Christianity | Scots college, Rome, new rector, Fr Dan Fitzpatrick
Vatican appoints Paisley Priest   Acting on the proposal of the Bishops Conference of Scotland, the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy has appointed Fr.Daniel Fitzpatrick as the next Rector of the Pontifical Scots college succeeding Monsignor John Hughes. Fr Fitzpatrick will take up his new post on 1st August 2015.    A medical doctor prior to his ordination to the priesthood in 2001, Fr.Dan has been the Vice-Rector of the Scots college in Rome since February 2012.   A native of Paisley, Fr Dan Fitzpatrick was a parishioner of St.Mirin's Cathedral Parish, where his mother Margaret remains a parishioner.    He attended St.Catherine's Primary School...

Cardinal O'Brien announces new Rector for Pontifical Scots college in Rome.

Posted by SCMO on 10th March 2004 in Christianity |
Cardinal O'Brien announces new Rector for Pontifical Scots college in Rome.  Speaking from the Scots college in Rome, Cardinal Keith O'Brien today announced that Fr. Philip Tartaglia would be the new college rector.  Speaking to the college community he said;  "It gives me great pleasure to advise you that the Congregation for Catholic Education have appointed Fr. Philip Tartaglia on the advice of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland as your new rector. I have know Fr. Tartaglia for many years and recall his hospitality to me when he was rector of Chester's college in Bearsden. I wish him every success in this new endeavour."  He added;  "At the same time an...

Pope Appoints New Bishop for Argyll and The Isles

Posted by SCMO on 16th October 2008 in Christianity |
Thursday 16 October 2008Pope Appoints New Bishop for Argyll and The IslesAt 12 noon in Rome today, 16 October (11am GMT) Pope Benedict XVI announced that he has appointed Monsignor Joseph Anthony Toal as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Argyll and The Isles.Mgr Toal will succeed Bishop Ian Murray who has been Bishop since 1999. Reacting to his appointment, Mgr Toal who is currently Rector of the Royal Scots college in Salamanca said; I am honoured that Pope Benedict XVI has chosen me to be the new Bishop of Argyll and The Isles. I am acutely aware of my unworthiness and the words of Simon Peter, in St Luke s Gospel, leave me alone Lord, I am a sinful man have...
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