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New Bishop of Argyll and the Isles

Posted by SCMO on 28th December 2015 in Christianity | Bishop-Elect McGee,Diocese of Argyll and the Isles
Pope Francis has today appointed Monsignor Brian McGee as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles. The diocese has been vacant since April 2014 when Bishop Joseph Toal became the Bishop of Motherwell. Mgr. McGee is currently Vicar General of the Diocese of Paisley and Parish Priest of Holy Family Parish, Port Glasgow.   Reacting to his appointment, Bishop-Elect McGee said:   “It was very humbling, and indeed frightening, to be informed by the Papal Nuncio that Pope Francis had nominated me to be the new bishop of the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles. However, after reflection and prayer I now face this mission with quiet but defi...

Scottish Government urged to follow Pope’s lead and foster “constructive dialogue”

Posted by SCMO on 13th October 2020 in Blogging |
Scottish Government urged to follow Pope’s lead and foster “constructive dialogue” !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?"http":"https";if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=p+"://";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");   Tuesday 13 October 2020   The Bishop of Motherwell, Bishop Jopseph Toal has called on the Scottish Government to act in the words of Pope Francis to “foster encounter and to seek convergence on at least some issues.” Writing in today’s Herald newspaper, Bishop Toal, referring to the r...

Scottish Bishops ask Pope's senior child protection adviser to advise them on safeguarding

Posted by SCMO on 8th February 2015 in Christianity | safeguarding, Tina Campbell, Bishop Toal
Scotland's Catholic bishops have been advised by the US priest appointed by Pope Francis to run the Commission for the Protection of Minors. Monsignor Robert Oliver travelled to Salamanca in Spain to address the bishops during an in-service session at the end of January. The bishops met to discuss the care of survivors of abuse and invited Mgr. Oliver to lead them in their discussions. In an opinion article in today's (Sunday 8 February) Sunday Times, Bishop Joseph Toal, admitted that the church had to learn from past failings and contnue to develp best practice in collaboration with others.  He also describes how the church must "demonstrate to survivors a w...

Scotland's political leaders pay respects to Pope

Posted by SCMO on 4th April 2005 in Christianity |
This evening, Cardinal O'Brien will celebrate a Requiem Mass for civic, political, church and faith leaders in St Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh at 7.30pm, following the death of the Pope.  You are invited to send a reporter/photographer/camera crew.  Among the guests will be; Mr Jack McConnell MSP, First Minister, Mr Jim Wallace MSP, Deputy First Minister, Mr Alistair Darling MP, Secretary of State for Scotland, Rev. Findlay MacDonald, Principal Clerk to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland (deputising for the Moderator who is in Poland).  The congregation will be addressed by the First Minister at the end of the Mass.  In his homily this evening,...

Scottish delegation travel to Philadelphia for World Meeting of Families

Posted by SCMO on 22nd September 2015 in Christianity | Bishop John Keenan, Pope Francis, World Meeting of Families, Philadelpia
...; “Pope Francis too identifies the crisis of the natural ecology as, in essence, a crisis of within our human ecology, of which the family is the heartbeat. Indeed you could almost see all the threats to our world best when you see the effect they have in undermining natural families. So I have high hopes for this World Meeting of Families, ahead of the Synod of Bishops in Rome, to cast some new light and give fresh energy to the Church's witness on behalf of the Family in our modern world.”     Ends Peter Kearney  Director  Catholic Media Office  5 St. Vincent Place  Glasgow  G1 2DH  0141 221 1168...

Pope appoints new Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh

Posted by SCMO on 24th July 2013 in Christianity |
...News from the Catholic ChurchPope appoints new Archbishop of St. Andrews and EdinburghPope Francis has today, July 24, 2013, appointed Monsignor Leo Cushleyas Archbishop of St. Andrews & Edinburgh.The new Archbishop will take over the governance of the Archdiocesefrom Archbishop Philip Tartaglia who has been Apostolic Administratorfollowing the resignation of Cardinal Keith O'Brien, who was Archbishopfrom August 1985 until March 2013.Mgr Cushley is presently Head of the English-language section of theVatican s Secretariat of State and has been a close collaborator ofboth Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. In his capacity as Prelate ofthe Anticamera Mgr Cush...
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