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Christmas Messages from the Catholic Bishops of Scotland

Posted by SCMO on 17th December 2019 in Blogging |
17th December 2019   Bishop Hugh Gilbert – Bishop of Aberdeen and President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland   May I wish everyone a joyful Christmas and all good things for 2020! We don’t know the future, but we do know that God is with us – always, everywhere. and that changes everything.   What can we wish for others, for our family and friends, for ourselves? What about change? That might sound rude. But not if it’s meant well. Christmas – God with us – changes everything and something can shift in us through celebrating it. Something new can enter and change our standard selves.   At Christmas – at the Annunciation, to be p...

Diocese of Motherwell expresses ‘significant concerns” over North Lanarkshire’s schools proposals

Posted by SCMO on 2nd May 2014 in Christianity |
2 May 2014 Diocese of Motherwell expresses ˜significant concerns over North Lanarkshire s schools proposals In an extensive submission to North Lanarkshire Council s recent consultation on school provision, the newly appointed Bishop of Motherwell, Bishop Joseph Toal, has raised significant concerns about the Council s commitment to provide Catholic schooling and promised to stand together with the Catholic community in opposing proposals which would dramatically reduce the number of Catholic schools in the Diocese. In a letter to the Council which accompanies a lengthy submission delivered to the Chief Executive today (Friday, 2 May 2014), Bishop...

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...

Solemn Dedication of St. Columba's Cathedral in Oban

Posted by SCMO on 10th June 2004 in Christianity |
Solemn Dedication of St. Columba's Cathedral in Oban  the Solemn Dedication of St. Columba's, Cathedral of the Diocese of Argyll  and the Isles will take place this evening at a Mass concelebrated by all  the Catholic bishops of Scotland.  Cardinal Keith O'Brien will preside at the Mass during which a short liturgy  will take place in which the altar and walls of the Cathedral (completed in  1953) will be anointed with oil of chrism and the altar will be incensed.  Lastly. Lamps will be lit at the places where the cathedral walls were  anointed.  the ceremony takes place the day before the feast of St. Columba (9 June)  but could not be held on the sam...

St. andrew's Conference

Posted by SCMO on 30th November 2012 in Christianity |
the Bishops Conference of Scotland will host an international Conference in Glasgow on Saturday 1 December 2012 to mark the Church s ˜Year of Faith .the ˜St. andrew s Conference which will be attended by over 300 delegates will provide a platform for guest speakers from around the world to address Pope Benedict XVI s call for a new evangelisation.the speakers will include; Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop of Sydney, Professor George Weigel, one of America's leading public intellectuals, and the biographer of the late Pope John Paul II and the papal Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Archbishop Antonio Mennini.the Conference will be hosted by Archbishop Phil...

Funeral Mass of Rt.Rev.John Aloysius Mone

Posted by SCMO on 21st October 2016 in Blogging |
Friday 21st October 2016, St.Mirin   Bishop John Keenan, Bishop of Paisley, will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the Funeral Mass for his predecessor Bishop John Mone (Bishop of Paisley, 1988-2004) in St.Mirin’s Cathedral Paisley.  He will be accompanied by Archbishop Philip Tartaglia and Bishop Brian McGee and other Scottish Bishops, along with the priests of the Diocese of Paisley and the other Scottish Dioceses, principally the ArchDiocese of Glasgow where Bishop Mone was a priest for 32 years prior to his consecration as a bishop.  Numerous nieces and nephews of Bishop Mone and other relatives and friends will be i...
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