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Bishops say, high standards of infection control mean public worship and parish life can carry on

Posted by SCMO on 5th October 2020 in Blogging |
Scotland’s Catholic Bishops say, high standards of infection control mean public worship and parish life can carry on.   Monday 5 October 2020   In a letter sent to Scotland’s 500 Catholic parishes, the bishops of Scotland urge the catholic community to maintain their “meticulous” infection control and safety measures. The letter points out, that the rate of Covid-19 infections is on the rise across Scotland and public anxiety is increasing, asking priests and parishioners, to “persevere in our efforts to reduce the risk of transmission and to ensure that our parishes and communities adhere to all infection control measures that have been put in...
 

Safeguarding procedures within the Catholic Church in Scotland

Posted by SCMO on 23rd August 2013 in Christianity |
In a letter published in the Tablet newspaper today (23 August) Archbishop Mario Conti corrects a number of inaccuracies relating to Safeguarding procedures within the Catholic Church in Scotland. At their June 2013 meeting the Bishops' Conference of Scotland agreed to publish the existing National Audits conducted by the National Safeguarding Office.   These audits draw together the work of the Diocesan Safeguarding Offices in any one calendar year beginning in  2006.   It is hoped to publish these audits late in the autumn of 2013.   They will contain all the aspects of the work of the eight dioceses of the  Church in Scotland  with regard to safeguar...
 

Bishop welcomes new Justice and Peace appointment.

Posted by SCMO on 9th January 2003 in Christianity |
Bishop John Mone today (Monday 1st September), welcomed the appointment of Dr Richard McCready to the post of National Secretary of the Catholic Bishops' Justice and Peace Commission. Bishop Mone said; "I am very pleased that Richard has accepted this appointment and especially pleased that this important post has now been filled." He added:" I am looking forward to working with him in the future and join the staff of our Justice and Peace Commission and the whole Catholic community in Scotland in wishing him every success in his work." Speaking from the Commission's Glasgow office, as he took up his post Richard McCready said: "I am delighted to have been a...
 

Catholic Bishop speaks out on detention of asylum seekers children

Posted by SCMO on 13th March 2003 in Christianity |
 Catholic Bishop speaks out on detention of asylum seekers children Speaking following a visit to Dungavel Removal Centre near Strathaven, Bishop John Mone, Bishop of Paisley and President of the Catholic Church's Justice and Peace Commission has described the detention of children in a prison environment as "a disgrace" and "unacceptable". Bishop Mone has called on the Home Secretary to close the 'Family Unit' at Dungavel and find a "more humane way" of dealing with asylum seekers and their families. The full text of his statement is shown below. In August 2001 Bishop Mone called on Scots to view asylum seekers, "as an enrichment to our society not a chall...
 

Bishop John Mone calls on Jack McConnell to defend or denounce the Dungavel Detention Centre's

Posted by SCMO on 9th May 2003 in Christianity |
In a strongly worded letter published in today's "Herald" newspaper Bishop John Mone, President of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland's Justice and Peace Commission called on Scotland's First minister Jack McConnell to defend or denounce the Dungavel Detention Centre's "Family Unit". Bishop Mone concludes:"We urgently require a quicker and fairer system of assessment of political refugees. A system that respects their human and civil rights and does not bring shame on our country." The full text of the letter is shown below. Dear Sir, Two years ago in the wake of the murder of Firsat Dag a 22-year-old asylum seeker living in Glasgow I called on the people o...
 

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...
 
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