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Sign a friend to Text Alerts & win "The Passion" tickets

Posted by SCMO on 23rd March 2004 in Christianity |
Following the recent launch of the Catholic Media Office's "Text Alert" service, a message sent to all text subscribers today invites them to sign a friend to SCMO text alerts and win a pair of tickets to see "The Passion of the Christ". If you haven't already signed up to the "Text Alert" service please consider doing so. Sign up is simple and all alerts are free. Just text the message SCMO to 84880. Once you've subscribed, ask a friend to text SCMO plus YOUR mob no to 84880 to automatically be entered into the competition. Winners will be drawn on 25.3.04.  ENDS  Peter Kearney  Director  Catholic Media Office  5 St. Vincent Place  Glasgow  G1 2DH  0141...
 

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia backs ‘journalism of moral integrity’

Posted by SCMO on 10th May 2018 in Blogging |
Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, President of the Communications Commission of the Bishops Conference of Scotland, has written to all 500 Catholic parishes this weekend (12/13 May) to mark World Communications Day.     This year, Pope Francis has chosen ‘Truth’ as the theme of his Communications Day message and bemoaned the persistent spread of “fake news”. In his letter, based on the Pope’s theme, Archbishop Tartaglia writes:     “Pope Francis reminds us that Communication is part of God’s plan for us, allowing us to express and share all that is true, good and beautiful.”     Pope Francis has urged Catholics to:     “…contri...
 

Scottish Bishops celebrate centenary of Catholic Education at Edinburgh Castle

Posted by SCMO on 13th November 2018 in Blogging |
Tuesday 13 November 2018     Scotland’s Deputy First Minister, John Swinney will celebrate the centenary of the 1918 Education Act together with the Catholic bishops of Scotland tomorrow evening (Wednesday 14thof November) at a reception in Edinburgh Castle.     The event marks the beginning of the week that leads up to the date the Act was signed, bringing Catholic schools into the state sector, 21stNovember 1918, and is the culmination of a year of special celebration and reflection.     Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, President of the Scottish Catholic Education Commission said:     “The Scottish Government’s support for Catholic school...
 

New Scalan altar honours persecuted Scots

Posted by SCMO on 13th August 2019 in Blogging |
13 August 2019   A new altar has been installed at Carfin Grotto in Motherwell to honour the Scots forced to practise their Catholic faith clandestinely through two and a half centuries of persecution, from 1560 onwards.   The altar is named after the secret seminary in the Braes of Glenlivet which operated from 1716 to 1799 in contravention of the Penal Laws against Catholicism. The laws forbade the celebration of Mass in Scotland; priests were prohibited from being in Scotland at all.   Fr Michael Briody, President of the Scalan Association said:   “There are several shrines at Carfin Grotto honouring the Irish, Polish, Lithuanian and Ukrainian i...
 

Scottish Church Leaders Urge Truthfulness in Political Debate

Posted by SCMO on 27th November 2019 in Blogging |
27th November 2019   Ten Scottish church leaders have joined together in calling for a respectful tone in the ongoing political debate - that recognises the human value in all people.   As campaigning enters the final three weeks before the General Election on 12 December, the leaders have urged people to think of the many issues that unite rather than divide.   The statement says:   “As people of faith, we believe in the flourishing of local communities and the importance of acting to make sure this can become a reality. There are many issues which divide us but many more that can unite us – and the realisation of a fairer, more equal and more j...
 

Schools Charter Clarification

Posted by SCMO on 20th March 2005 in Christianity |
The following statement on the implications of the Charter for Catholic  Schools was issued today by Mr Michael McGrath, Director of the Catholic  Education Service.  "In June 2004, the document ˜A Charter for Catholic Schools in Scotland was  published by the Scottish Catholic Education Service on behalf of the  Bishops Conference of Scotland to describe the distinctive educational  provision offered by Catholic schools in Scotland."  "The Charter outlined ten essential elements of the Catholic Church s  philosophy of education which can be found in Catholic schools throughout  Scotland. The Charter stresses the Catholic school's role as a communit...
 
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