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Pope Francis puts family at the heart of communication

Posted by SCMO on 14th May 2015 in Christianity | communications Sunday, family, Pope Francis, Archbishop Tartaglia
In a pastoral letter which will be read at all 500 Catholic parishes in Scotland this weekend (16/17 May, 2015) to mark the 49th  World Communications Day, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia calls on all Catholics to embrace the role of the family as the true building block of a good society, which can be used as a force for dialogue and reconciliation and acknowledges the role of modern media in enabling families to share their stories, faith and forgiveness with others. Archbishop Tartaglia reflects on Pope Francis call to Catholics around the world to see families as a resource rather than as a problem for society and invites families to be examples of Christ s...
 

Church welcomes Pope Francis’ decision to accept Cardinal O’Brien’s resignation

Posted by SCMO on 20th March 2015 in Christianity | Cardinal Keith O'Brien, resignation, Archbishop Cushley, Pope Francis
The Catholic Church in Scotland has welcomed the decision of Pope Francis to accept the resignation of Cardinal Keith Patrick O Brien from the rights and duties of a Cardinal. In what is an unprecedented action, Cardinal O Brien has now removed himself from the key duties that pertain to the office of Cardinal: the election of any future Pope and the assistance of the Holy Father in the governance of the Universal Church. Cardinal O Brien will also be reduced to a strictly private life with no further participation in any public, religious or civil events. Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews & Edinburgh said; As most people are aware, Pope Francis is a go...
 

Pope Francis appoints new Bishop of Paisley

Posted by SCMO on 8th February 2014 in Christianity |
Pope Francis appoints new Bishop of Paisley Pope Francis has today (Saturday 8 February 2014) appointed Fr John Keenan, as Bishop of Paisley.  The Diocese of Paisley has been vacant since September 2012, when Bishop Philip Tartaglia became Archbishop of Glasgow. Fr David Boyd has been the Administrator of the Diocese in the interim.Reacting to the announcement, Bishop-Elect Keenan said; While nervous at my appointment, I have been very uplifted at the congratulations and good wishes I have received so far which have given me more confidence.   Everyone I speak to says Paisley is a wonderful diocese with good priests and people full of faith. I am looking fo...
 

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia welcomes publication of Pope Francis’ Encyclical “Laudato Si”

Posted by SCMO on 18th June 2015 in Christianity | Pope Francis, Archbishop Tartaglia, encyclical, Laudato Si
Archbishop Philip Tartaglia welcomes publication of Pope Francis Encyclical Laudato Si on care for our common home.Commenting on the publication today (18 June) of  the Pope s Encyclical letter, Archbishop Tartaglia said;     "I welcome Pope Francis wide-ranging instruction,  Laudato Si (Praise Be) on the care of God s creation as a timely and profound response to what is increasingly seen as an immensely pressing concern and unavoidable moral imperative to care justly and effectively for our natural environment which is shared by human beings and by all the creatures of the earth.     Pope Francis proposes a much-needed vision of an integral eco...
 

Archbishop Gerhard Müller to deliver "Cardinal Winning Lecture"

Posted by SCMO on 13th June 2013 in Christianity |
Thursday 13 June 2013   Archbishop Gerhard Müller the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith will visit Scotland this week to deliver the prestigious "Cardinal Winning Lecture" at the University of Glasgow.   The Archbishop who heads the Vatican department charged with promoting and safeguarding Catholic doctrine has a long standing relationship with Scotland and has visited many times. For ten years he was Bishop of Regensburg, which is twinned with Aberdeen, and has visited as the guest of both Bishops Conti and Moran on a number of occasions.   He will also bring a message from Pope Francis to Scotland's Catholics, visit a Ca...
 

Scots Seminarians meet Pope Francis

Posted by SCMO on 14th April 2016 in Blogging |
To mark the 400th anniversary of priestly formation the seminarians from the Pontifical Scots College in Rome will have a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican later today (Thursday 14 April)   They will be accompanied by Archbishop Philip Tartaglia and Archbishop Leo Cushley and by the staff of the College the Rector, Fr. Daniel Fitzpatrick, the Vice Rector, Fr. Gerald Sharkey and the Spiritual Director, Fr. Mark Cassidy.   Archbishop Tartaglia said:   “I am very pleased to be participating along with Archbishop Leo Cushley at the Audience Pope Francis has kindly agreed to grant to our College in Rome to mark the 400th Ann...
 
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