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New Safeguarding Manual comes into force

Posted by SCMO on 21st May 2018 in Blogging |
In a letter sent to all Catholic parishes over the weekend, Bishop Joseph Toal, who is responsible for Safeguarding on behalf of the Bishops ofScotland,has marked the publication of new national Safeguarding standards which come into force on Monday 21stMay.   In his letter, Bishop Toal commends the publication of ‘In God’s Image’, a new and extensive manual which offers comprehensive guidance and instruction on every aspect of Safeguarding in the Catholic Church.   On behalf of all the Bishops of Scotland, he writes:   “Your Bishops want you to know that we aspire to the highest standards of care and protection of all, and we are committed to...
 

Little Sisters of the Poor to leave Dundee

Posted by SCMO on 24th October 2014 in Christianity |
The Little Sisters of the Poor order have today announced that they will be leaving Dundee in 2015. The Sisters are making every effort to ensure continuity of care at the Wellburn Care Home which they operate and are actively negotiating with various parties at present, in the hope of securing a new operator for the facillity.  Commenting on the decision, the Provincial of the order, Sister Joseph said; It is with great sadness and regret that the Little Sisters of the Poor have decided that they will be leaving Dundee in 2015. This has been a very painful decision for us, but due to a decrease in the number of Vocations to the Congregation and the age of th...
 

Give the poorest of the poor a new start

Posted by SCMO on 18th May 1999 in Christianity |
The Catholic bishops of Great Britain today publish a comprehensive statement calling far the remission of the unpayable debts of the world's poorest countries. The 3,000-word document, 'Life, Debt and Jubilee', is launched in advance of the G8 Summit in Cologne in June, and on the eve of the 'Great Jubilee' of the year 2000.In their statement, the bishops say that debt remission has become a "practical necessity in order to tackle global poverty". Recent increases in British aid are welcomed, but commitment to poverty elimination of all governments, both debtor and creditor, is called for.The statement is to be published by CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas D...
 

Catholic Church welcomes Parliaments Rwanda motion

Posted by SCMO on 24th March 2004 in Christianity |
Speaking as the Scottish Parliament prepared to debate a motion marking the 10th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda and the Millennium Development Goals, Cardinal Keith O'Brien welcomed the debate and congratulated MSP Des McNulty who drafted the motion.  Cardinal O'Brien noted; "It is over a month since I myself, returned from a visit to Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. On my return I asked that the people of Scotland and indeed the people of the world, do not abandon Rwanda these ten years after the genocides. The world seems to go from crisis to crisis ­ but the genocides in Rwanda some ten years ago were in some ways almost without prec...
 

Science and religion intertwined writes Bishop Keenan

Posted by SCMO on 12th May 2015 in Christianity | Science, religion, Bishop John Keenan,
Science and religion intertwined writes Bishop Keenan. Writing in today s Scotsman (12 May 2015) Bishop John Keenan, the Bishop of Paisley describes the Catholic Church and the science as "conjoined twins in the advancement of knowledge Dogmatic certainties are as likely to be found in both science as they are in religion writes Bishop Keenan, but rather than competing, science and religion should complement one another. Bishop Keenan claims that no one should feel "compelled to make a choice between science or religion, presuming that aligning ourselves with one entails rejecting the other. Adding "finding the really important truths of existence needs both...
 

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...
 
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