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Scotland’s Catholic Bishops announce range of safeguarding initiatives

Posted by SCMO on 25th November 2013 in Christianity |
Scotland s Catholic Bishops announce range of safeguarding initiatives.Monday 25 November 2013.Embargo 11.00The Bishops Conference of Scotland has today announced details of three safeguarding initiatives, which will be launched over the next 12 months. In a letter read out at all of Scotland s 500 Catholic parishes yesterday (24 November, the Feast of Christ the King) the President of the Bishops Conference, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia said: We recognise the trauma and pain that survivors of abuse have suffered and we are committed to providing for them both justice and healing. The Archbishop added that 2013 had been a test of faith for Catholics, but the...

Scottish Bishops make 2004 year of "Life and Family"

Posted by SCMO on 15th December 2003 in Christianity |
Scottish Bishops make 2004 year of "Life and Family"  In a letter to all Catholics in Scotland this week, Cardinal Keith O'Brien calls on them to support marriage and the family and to build "a culture of life" in Scotland. The letter which will be read at all masses in Scotland on the weekend of 27/28 December explains what steps Scotland's Catholic Bishops will be taking in 2004 towards achieving these goals.  On 2 February 2004, a quarter of a million leaflets will be circulated throughout Scotland's Catholic parishes highlighting the Church's teaching and understanding of marriage and family life.  On 31 May 2004, the Church in Scotland will celebrate a "...

Introduction of New Missal in Scotland

Posted by SCMO on 12th April 2011 in Christianity |
Tuesday 12 April 2011   Scottish Bishops confirm introduction of new missal.   At their meeting in Edinburgh on Monday 11 April 2011, the Bishops of Scotland agreed to begin the introduction of the new English translation of the Roman Missal from Sunday 4 September. The full Missal will be in use throughout Scotland from the first Sunday of Advent (27 November).   In a Letter to be sent to all clergy, Bishop Joseph Toal, President of the National Liturgy Commission said; Pope Benedict XVI has described the new English translation of the Missal as an immense service to Catholics throughout the English-speaking world Scotland s Bishops welcome the o...

Safeguarding procedures within the Catholic Church in Scotland

Posted by SCMO on 23rd August 2013 in Christianity |
In a letter published in the Tablet newspaper today (23 August) Archbishop Mario Conti corrects a number of inaccuracies relating to Safeguarding procedures within the Catholic Church in Scotland. At their June 2013 meeting the Bishops' Conference of Scotland agreed to publish the existing National Audits conducted by the National Safeguarding office.   These audits draw together the work of the Diocesan Safeguarding offices in any one calendar year beginning in  2006.   It is hoped to publish these audits late in the autumn of 2013.   They will contain all the aspects of the work of the eight dioceses of the  Church in Scotland  with regard to safeguar...

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...

Cardinal O'Brien and Archbishop Conti thank all those involved in Papal Visit

Posted by SCMO on 22nd September 2010 in Christianity |
Cardinal O'Brien and Archbishop Conti thank all those involved in Papal Visit.The President and Vice President of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland Cardinal Keith O'Brien and Archbishop Mario Conti have issued a message of thanks to all those who made the visit of Pope Benedict XVI "such a happy and memorable day".In a joint letter sent to organising teams from across Scotland they say;"To all of the people of our beloved Scotland, who made the successor of Peter an honorary Scot for the day, we say, Thank you from the bottom of our heart. The message gives special praise to the broadcast and print media in Scotland saying thanking journalists for their"exper...
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