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Cardinal congratulates Malta

Posted by SCMO on 28th June 2004 in Christianity |

Cardinal O'Brien congratulates Malta for being a Christian voice in the newly enlarged EU.  Cardinal Keith O'Brien on a visit to the island of Gozo in Malta to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Church of Ss peter & Paul on Tuesday 29 June 2004, used his homily to join join with Pope John Paul II in thanking Malta for its commitment to promote the mention of Europe's Christian heritage in the European Constitution.  The Cardinal added;  "as a Catholic Christian country the voice of Gozo and Malta must continue to be heard among those other voices now members of the European Union."  The full text of Cardinal O'Brien's homily is shown below.  ENDS  ...

Pope appoints new Bishop to Aberdeen

Posted by SCMO on 13th October 2003 in Christianity |

At 12noon in Rome today (11am GMT) Pope John Paul II announced that he has appointed Canon peter Moran as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Aberdeen.  Canon peter was ordained in 1959 and has served as a priest in the Diocese of Aberdeen since then, latterly as Diocesan Administrator for the past 18 months following the translation of the former Bishop of Aberdeen, Mario Conti to the Archdiocese of Glasgow.  Reacting to the news, the President of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland, Cardinal-designate Keith Patrick O'Brien said;  "I have know Canon peter for almost 20 years since my time as Rector of Blairs College in Aberdeen, where he was a valued member of ...

Pope appoints new Bishop of Aberdeen

Posted by SCMO on 04th June 2011 in Christianity |

Saturday 4 June 2011   At 12 noon today in Rome (11am GMT) it was announced, that Pope Benedict XVI had nominated Abbot Hugh Gilbert as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Aberdeen.   He will succeed Bishop peter Moran who has been Bishop since 2003. Reacting to his appointment, Abbot Hugh who is currently Abbot of Pluscarden Abbey near Elgin said;   The Holy Father, Benedict XVI, has nominated me to succeed Bishop peter Moran as Bishop of Aberdeen. As a Catholic Christian and Benedictine monk, I accept this as the call of Christ, and, trusting in the help of God and the saints, intend to give myself wholeheartedly, like my predecessors, to the lay peo...

Cardinal welcomes launch of new Cancer Fund

Posted by SCMO on 05th October 2008 in Christianity |

Sunday 5 October 2008Cardinal welcomes launch of new Cancer Fund.Cardinal Keith O'Brien has welcomed the launch of a new fund which willsupport women diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy. The "Andrea kearneyFund" has been established in memory of Andrea kearney who died earlier thisyear following a cancer diagnosis at the beginning of 2007 when she was 38weeks pregnant with her fifth child.Andrea was 41 when she died following 16 months of treatment in May 2008,her husband peter kearney is Director of the Catholic Media Office.Commenting on the launch of the fund, Cardinal O'Brien said;"I am delighted to support the "Andrea kearney Fund" and hope that inthe ye...

Cardinal O'Brien visits Ukraine

Posted by SCMO on 26th June 2005 in Christianity |

Cardinal O'Brien visits Ukraine  Cardinal Keith O Brien will visit the Ukraine from Saturday 25 June 2005, for six days, returning to Scotland on Thursday 30 June 2005.  He goes at the invitation of Bishop Markijan Trofimiak, the Bishop of Lutsk, Ukraine. On the first full day of his visit, he will celebrate Mass at St Alexander s Cathedral in Kiev and his visit will conclude by celebrating High Mass in the Cathedral dedicated to Ss peter and Paul in Lutsk. On the other days, the Cardinal will visit local parish communities and attend a concert in his honour on the evening of Tuesday 28 June 2005 in Lutsk.  The visit commemorates the 4th anniversary of the vi...

Scottish Bishop challenges credibility of peter Tatchell

Posted by SCMO on 12th September 2010 in Christianity |

Scottish Bishop challenges credibility of   peter TatchellSunday 12 September 2010The Bishop of Paisley, Bishop Philip Tartaglia has labelled Channel 4 s decision to give peter Tatchell an hour-long prime-time programme in which to attack the Pope and the Catholic Church disturbing .Archbishop Tartaglia who is President of the Church s National Communications Commission said; that peter Tatchell s past statements, that "not all sex involving children is unwanted, abusive and harmful" cast huge doubt on his claim to be an expert on human sexuality or a credible critic of the Pope or of the Catholic Church. Channel 4 will broadcast ˜The Trouble With The Pope ...
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