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Statement on Fergusons of Port Glasgow from Bishop John Keenan

Posted by SCMO on 23rd August 2014 in Christianity |
Statement on Fergusons of Port Glasgow from Bishop John Keenan, Bishop of Paisley   23 August 2014   Commenting on the closure of the Ferguson Shipbuilders yard in Port Glasgow, Bishop John Keenan said:   Together with the entire community of Port Glasgow and the whole population of Inverclyde, I was deeply saddened to hear the news last week that Ferguson Shipbuilders in Port Glasgow had gone into administration after more than 100 years in business.   My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this news; the employees themselves, but also their families and the wider community for whom this yard had been a landmark on the Clyde f...
 

Bishop Keenan on three person embryos

Posted by SCMO on 3rd February 2015 in Christianity | Bishop Keenan, three person embryos, human fertilisation and embryology
Following today's vote in the House of Commons to allow three person embryos, Bishop John Keenan, the Bishop of Paisley said; "The proposed techniques fail on a number of ethical grounds which should concern us all: They destroy human life, since in order to construct a disease free embryo, two healthy ones will have to be destroyed. The technique is not a treatment, it does not cure anyone or anything, rather it seeks to remove anyone affected by certain conditions from the human gene pool. Destroying those who have a particular disease and presenting it as a cure or as progress is utterly disingenuous and completely unethical. No other country in the world h...
 

Catholic Church endorses Jewish call for end to anti-Semitism

Posted by SCMO on 23rd February 2015 in Christianity | Bishop John Keenan, anti-semitism, Jewish, community
...e share. Bishop Keenan added: Mindful of our  unique bond with Judaism, recent murderous attacks on Jews across Europe and a growing tide of anti-Semitic incidents at home are upsetting for Catholics to witness. We deplore such intolerance and hatred and commit ourselves to peaceful coexistence and respect. The Jewish community in Scotland is small, located mostly within the Diocese of Paisley and according to some reports it is shrinking as many Jews decide to seek security and safety among larger communities elsewhere in the UK or in Israel. Their departure is Scotland s loss, as a nation we will be culturally and spiritually impoverished without a Jewish...
 

Bishops say, high standards of infection control mean public worship and parish life can carry on

Posted by SCMO on 5th October 2020 in Blogging |
....”   Bishop Keenan added:   “Although no evidence has emerged of cases or clusters connected to our churches, we have every confidence that, if parishes continue their high standards of infection control, then public worship and parish life can carry on and we will continue to be able to attend to the spiritual welfare of the nation.”   “Among the many terrible effects of this pandemic is a surge in cases of depression, hopelessness and suicide. The loss of normality in all its facets has left many feeling bereft and desolate, in need of spiritual solace, like never before. It is in times of greatest peril that we need the spiritual comfort of p...
 

Mercy Bus Takes To The Road Again

Posted by SCMO on 26th July 2019 in Blogging |
....    Bishop Keenan added;   “The Mercy Bus works because so many lay men and women reach out to shoppers in the environment of the Bus and invite them to go in to chat with the priests inside or receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  So, the Mercy Bus is a sign of the essence of the Church where lay faithful go out to their peers to welcome into the pastoral care of priests who teach and heal.”   ENDS   Peter Kearney  Director  Catholic Media Office  5 St. Vincent Place  Glasgow  G1 2DH  Tel:    0141 221 1168 Mob:  07968 122291 ISDN: 0141 204 4956  pk@scmo.org  www.scmo.org   Notes to Editors:   - For further inf...
 

New Bishop of Argyll and the Isles

Posted by SCMO on 28th December 2015 in Christianity | Bishop-Elect McGee,Diocese of Argyll and the Isles
...Pope Francis has today appointed Monsignor Brian McGee as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles. The diocese has been vacant since April 2014 when Bishop Joseph Toal became the Bishop of Motherwell. Mgr. McGee is currently Vicar General of the Diocese of Paisley and Parish Priest of Holy Family Parish, Port Glasgow.   Reacting to his appointment, Bishop-Elect McGee said:   “It was very humbling, and indeed frightening, to be informed by the Papal Nuncio that Pope Francis had nominated me to be the new Bishop of the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles. However, after reflection and prayer I now face this mission with quiet but defi...
 
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