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OBITUARIES TO POPE JOHN PAUL II

Posted by SCMO on 2nd April 2005 in Christianity |
Following the death this evening of Pope John Paul II, below is the text of obituary tributes from each of Scotland's eight Catholic Bishops.  For further information, please follow this link:  https://www.scmo.org/_holy_father/john_paul_ii.asp  For details of:  The Biography of Pope John Paul II  Information on the election of a Pope  A report on the Pope's 1982 visit to Scotland  OBITUARY FOR POPE JOHN PAUL II  CARDINAL KEITH PATRICK O BRIEN  ARCHBISHOP OF ST ANDREWS AND EDINBURGH  PRESIDENT OF THE BISHOPS CONFERENCE OF SCOTLAND  Introduction:  It will be very many years before the full influence of Pope John Paul II on the Catholic Church and on...
 

CARDINAL ADDRESSES general ASSEMBLY

Posted by SCMO on 20th May 2004 in Christianity |
Cardinal O'Brien will address the Church of Scotland's general Assembly on  Friday 21 May at 09.45 and refer to the need for Christians to serve one  another.  In a call for new thinking on the question of shared communion, he will say;  "If we are to be truly in communion with each other, we should celebrate our  differences, and the richness they bring, and be prepared to serve each  other and allow ourselves to be served."  He will also ask the Assembly to remember Scotland's shared Christian  heritage and "go back to our roots before we go forward “ never forgetting  our common ancestry!"  Lastly, in a call for greater prayer amongst Christians,...
 

Scottish Parliamentary elections Statement

Posted by SCMO on 12th April 2011 in Christianity |
Scottish Parliament election 2011   At their meeting in Edinburgh on 12 April 2011, the Bishops Conference of Scotland released the following statement on the forthcoming Scottish Parliament elections:   The Scottish Parliamentary election is a time for Catholics to exercise their duty to be responsible citizens. The Church provides guidance for the Catholic faithful and all people of goodwill in the form of our Social Teaching.   Catholic Social Teaching is helpful addresses all areas of social policies and is independent of party political considerations. The Bishops' Conference has made a resource available, which we recommend to all parishes an...
 

Catholic Church - Pre-election Statement

Posted by SCMO on 28th April 1999 in Christianity |
The Roman Catholic Bishops of Scotland have published their official statement on the forthcoming elections to the Scottish Parliament.The statement - to be read at all Masses week ending 1st /2nd May 1999 - outlines the Bishops' views on a series of issues facing the electors.Roman Catholic Bishops of Scotland have published their official statement on the forthcoming elections to the Scottish Parliament.The statement - to be read at all Masses week ending 1st /2nd May 1999 - outlines the Bishops' views on a series of issues facing the electors.Among the areas highlighted in the document are:~ A concern that euthanasia could be allowed "via the back door" of th...
 

Cardinal Addresses Catholic Headteachers

Posted by SCMO on 9th May 2005 in Christianity |
CHAS CONFERENCE  THE CHALLENGE OF LEADERSHIP IN THE CATHOLIC SCHOOL IN THE 21ST CENTURY  ADDRESS BY CARDINAL KEITH PATRICK O BRIEN  THURSDAY 5 MAY 2005  Welcome and thanks:  Today I am grateful for this opportunity to express thanks - on behalf of all the Bishops and of the Catholic community in Scotland - for all you do as Catholic Head Teachers to help our young people to grow into maturity and to lead lives of goodness and worth. Too often, public attention is only given to teachers at times of crisis, when we are looking to blame some one or some group for society s problems.So today, let me say to you: Thank you for the commitment and dedication you...
 

Bishops urge Catholics to "be active participants in shaping a better society"

Posted by SCMO on 4th April 2016 in Blogging |
In a letter which will be read in all of Scotland’s 500 Catholic parishes this weekend (9/10 April) Scotland’s eight Catholic Bishops will urge parishioners to "be active participants in shaping a better society” not simply "passive spectators” they will also encourage greater participation in the political process, suggesting; "you might well consider it worthwhile to join a political party”  while reminding Catholic voters that "Only if you use your vote can you make a difference and influence our political leaders.”   The call to get involved in the election, scrutinise candidates and parties and...
 
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