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Church responds to critics of Safeguarding strategy

Posted by SCMO on 2nd November 2016 in Blogging |
In a response to a letter sent by the former Chair of the Commission examining Safeguarding Protocols in the Catholic Church, the Assistant General Secretary of the Bishops' Conference has rejected claims that the recommendations produced by the McLellan Commission are not being implemented.   In a letter sent to the Bishops' Conference by Rev. Andrew McLellan, the former commission chair claims that action is not being taken, survivors are not being supported and independent scrutiny is not being introduced.   Responding to the letter, the Assistant General Secretary of the Conference, Fr. Tom Boyle said;   "Last  August the Bishops&rs...
 

Scottish Bishops ask First Minister for renewed discussions and dialogue on abortion

Posted by SCMO on 17th November 2017 in Blogging |
Friday 17 november 2017   Scotland’s Catholic Bishops have today (Friday 17 november) published a letter sent to the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, urging her to engage in renewed discussions and dialogue on the issue of abortion.   Their letter, which is copied to Shona Robison, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport and Aileen Campbell, Minister for Public Health and Sport, follows the recent fiftieth anniversary of the Abortion Act (1967) which took place on 27 October, last month.   The Bishops write that “the Church continues to speak up for the intrinsic value of human life and the good of both the child in the womb and its mothe...
 

Bishops Conference of Scotland Meeting: november 2015

Posted by SCMO on 23rd November 2015 in Christianity | Bishops Conference of Scotland,november 2015
At their meeting in Edinburgh last week, Scotland's Catholic Bishops discussed a wide range of issues and received reports from a number of Departments of the Conference. They also held elections for Office Bearers and assigned Episcopal oversight responsibilities to new members.   ELECTIONS & APPOINTMENTS:   The Conference re-elected the exiting office bearers (President: Archbishop Tartaglia, Vice-President: Bishop Toal & Episcopal Secretary: Bishop Gilbert) for a further 3-year term. They also agreed that office bearers could not serve for more than two continuous terms.   Bishop Nolan was appointed President of the Justice &...
 

Bishops urge Catholics to cast their vote

Posted by SCMO on 10th April 2015 in Christianity | general election, Catholics, vote
In a pastoral letter which will be read at all 500 Catholic churches in Scotland this weekend (11/12 April) Scotland's Catholic Bishops, will urge parishioners to participate in the 2015 General Election and to be informed by the teachings of the Church. The detailed statement will list; Life, the Family, the economy, Human Freedom, Peace and Evangelisation as key areas. It will say; "The dignity and value of every human being should be at the heart of politics.   The sanctity of human life, protected from its beginning to its natural end, is not a single issue.   It is the fundamental issue. " "Politicians should defend the institution of marriage and the f...
 

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...
 

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia & Cardinal Vincent Nichols sign joint statement on abortion

Posted by SCMO on 25th October 2017 in Blogging |
Archbishop Philip Tartaglia & Cardinal Vincent Nichols sign joint statement on abortion 23 October 2017 The Presidents of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales & The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland have released a joint Statement on Abortion to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Royal Assent of the Abortion Act which takes place on Friday 27th October 2017. The full text of the statement together with an executive summary are shown below: Executive Summary This statement, published by the Catholic Bishops of England, Wales and Scotland, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 UK Abortion Act, is addressed not onl...
 
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