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Cardinal comments on London blasts

Posted by SCMO on 7th July 2005 in Christianity |
...em of the support and sympathy of the Catholic community in Scotland.  ENDS  Peter Kearney  Director  Catholic Media Office  5 St. Vincent Place  Glasgow  G1 2DH  0141 221 1168  The full text of the Cardinal's letters is shown below  7 July 2005  The Rt Hon Tony Blair MP  Prime Minister  10 Downing Street  LONDON  SW1A 2AB  Dear Prime Minister  I write on behalf of the Catholic Community in Scotland to assure you of our prayers and support in every way.  We pray for those who have died in today s cowardly, apparently terrorist attack. And we unite in our thoughts for those who have suffered that they and all involve...

Archbishop Gerhard Müller to deliver "Cardinal Winning Lecture"

Posted by SCMO on 13th June 2013 in Christianity |
...hers, and support of the schools in which this vision becomes realised."     The full text of the Archbishop's lecture is shown below (Embargoed 00.05 Saturday 15 June)   ENDS   Peter Kearney Director Catholic Media Office 5 St. Vincent Place Glasgow G1 2DH 0141 221 1168(T) 0141 204 2458(F) 07968 122291(M)   Notes to Editors:   1.               Archbishop Müller's programme:   Visit to the Cathedral Primary School, Motherwell, Friday 14 June, 10.30am (To attend, contact: Michael McGrath, Director, Catholic Education Service - 07793 746094)   Address to clergy, Our Lady of Good Aid Cath...


Posted by SCMO on 20th September 2006 in Christianity |
...Archbishop Mario Conti has this afternoon faxed an urgent appeal to the Home Secretary asking that the deportation of Mr and Mrs Masih Raymond planned for this evening be halted.  The couple * Pakistani Christians * fear they will be subject to persecution and torture if they are forced to return, and are currently taking refuge in the Parish House of St Patrick's Church in Anderston, Glasgow.  Parish Priest, Fr Gerry Nugent, has offered them his own quarters and assured them that he and the parish community will offer them shelter and support until the threat of extradition is lifted.  Fr Nugent said: "I have known Christine and Masih for nearly two years. I...

Cardinal welcomes launch of new Cancer Fund

Posted by SCMO on 5th October 2008 in Christianity |
...Sunday 5 October 2008Cardinal welcomes launch of new Cancer Fund.Cardinal Keith O'Brien has welcomed the launch of a new fund which willsupport women diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy. The "Andrea KearneyFund" has been established in memory of Andrea Kearney who died earlier thisyear following a cancer diagnosis at the beginning of 2007 when she was 38weeks pregnant with her fifth child.Andrea was 41 when she died following 16 months of treatment in May 2008,her husband Peter Kearney is Director of the Catholic Media Office.Commenting on the launch of the fund, Cardinal O'Brien said;"I am delighted to support the "Andrea Kearney Fund" and hope that inthe ye...


Posted by SCMO on 12th May 2004 in Christianity |
...mpaign in support of life explaining that the Catholic Church in Scotland would celebrate a "Day For Life" on 31 May 2004.  Cardinal O'Brien visited Westminster as the guest of Alistair Darling MP, Secretary of State for Scotland. He will attend Prime Minister's question time after which he will be the Secretary of State's guest for lunch at Dover House, his visit ends with a meeting with the Right Hon Michael Martin MP Speaker of the House of Commons.  ENDS  Peter Kearney  Director  Catholic Media Office  5 St. Vincent Place  Glasgow  G1 2DH  0141 221 1168  NOTES TO EDITORS:  1. The full text of Cardinal O'Brien's homily...

World Communications Day - 8 May 2005

Posted by SCMO on 3rd May 2005 in Christianity |
...with your support that we can continue to provide this service so valued by the media in Scotland and beyond. I appeal for your financial support towards that work and urge you to give generously today so that it may continue."  The full text of the letter is shown below.  ENDS  Peter Kearney  Director  Catholic Media Office  5 St. Vincent Place  Glasgow  G1 2DH  0141 221 1168  World Communications Day - Sunday 8 May 2005  (To be read at all Masses 7/8 May 2005)  My Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,  Today the Catholic Church celebrates World Communications Day , not just across Scotland but also throughout the world...
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