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Bishops publish letter of hope on Pandemic

Posted by SCMO on 7th December 2020 in Blogging |
...hat every crisis presents opportunities.  We have well-founded reasons for hoping that the Pandemic has led society to a rediscovery of the dignity of every human person, especially the most vulnerable,[7] along with a new appreciation of the goodness manifested by so many.[8] A refreshingly simple human response to the Pandemic emerged across the world.  Governments urged their citizens to make difficult and prolonged sacrifices for the sake of the most vulnerable and they willingly responded.  In Scotland we were asked to stay at home to save the lives of the elderly and those with underlying health conditions while countless fellow citizens served on the...

Scotland’s Catholic Bishops finalise plans to reopen churches

Posted by SCMO on 3rd June 2020 in Blogging |
...rough-out-crisis/   Peter Kearney Director Catholic Media Office 0141 221 116807968 122291

Roman Catholic Church in Scotland launches campaign in support of farming and fishing communities

Posted by SCMO on 14th March 2001 in Christianity |
...scalating crisis in the farming and fishing industries. It now seems that the livelihood of very large numbers of people,and the welfare of thousands of families are at stake. As Bishops, we feel the time has come for us to speak, pray and act.Accordingly we would ask you to organise, at the very earliest opportunity, and regularly, prayer services in your parish, to allow people to come together to ask the Lord for a speedy deliverance from this time of trial.For example, Sunday evening Lenten Devotions may be geared towards this intention or a period of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, with sufficient publicity to allow people to come along. Or again, a sp...

President of Sciaf Speaks Out On Middle East crisis

Posted by SCMO on 4th August 2002 in Christianity |
...d by this crisis will find this peace in the days and weeks ahead."  ENDS  Note to editors:  SCIAF has sent £10,000 to provide emergency food and health care for the worst affected on the ground.Paul Chitnis, chief executive of SCIAF can be contacted on 07748 183698.  Bishop John Mone can be contacted through Peter Kearney, Catholic Media Office Director on 07968 122291  The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) is the official overseas aid and development agency of the Catholic Church in Scotland. It supports projects for change among poor people in Africa, Asia and Latin America, responds to emergency appeals and campaigns for a more just wor...

Scotland's Catholic Bishops meet the Pope

Posted by SCMO on 3rd April 2003 in Christianity |
...e as "the crisis of civilisation", a crisis which must be countered by "the civilisation of love, founded on the universal values of peace, solidarity, justice and liberty, which find their full attainment in Christ" (No. 52). The new evangelisation to which I have summoned the whole Church (cf. Novo Millennio Ineunte, 40) can prove a particularly effective instrument for helping to usher in this civilisation of love. Of course, the new evangelisation, as all authentic Christian evangelisation, must be marked by hope. For it is Christian hope that sustains the proclamation of the liberating truth of Christ, enlivens faith communities and enriches society with th...

Catholic Bishops offer support to refugees

Posted by SCMO on 11th September 2015 in Christianity | Archbishop Tartaglia, refugee, crisis, support, Pope Francis
...anitarian crisis. In support of your response and inspired by Pope Francis, I write to offer the assistance of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland in any plans that may emerge in the months to come to support and assist the new arrivals to our country.  Many of our parishioners hail from families with a history of fleeing conflict and poverty in the 19th and 20th centuries to find a new home in Scotland. In the subsequent decades we have established an effective network of parishes that exist to promote the Christian faith and thus contribute to the common good. I have been asked by the Bishops to place our parish resources...
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