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Statement on seminary provision

Posted by SCMO on 2nd April 2009 in Christianity |
2 APRIL 2009Statement on seminary provision from the Bishops Conference of Scotland. The Bishops Conference has decided to concentrate the seminary education of priests for Scotland in the historic institution, the Pontifical Scots College Rome (1600) with the commencement of the 2009/10 academic year. By so doing the bishops take advantage of the spiritual, cultural and academic opportunities available in the Roman Pontifical Universities and other institutes of higher learning at the heart of the church.This will result in the closure of Scotus College, Glasgow and the provision elsewhere of facilities for lay formation, which is also a concern for the bisho...

Ordination of Scotland's youngest Bishop

Posted by SCMO on 8th December 2008 in Christianity |, Royal Scots College, Valladolid, Spain and the STBPontifical University of Comillas, Spain.Served as Assistant Priest, St. Peter s Daliburgh (1980-83); Staff member,St. Mary s College Blairs (1983-86); Priest, St. Michael s Ardkenneth StUist (1986-91);   St Kieran s Campbeltown; (1991-1993); and St Mary sBenbecula (1993 “ 1999).   Spiritual Director, Royal Scots College, Salamanca(1999 “ 2005); Rector, , Royal Scots College, Salamanca (2005 “ 2008).Mgr Toal is from a family of nine children, he has 5 brothers and 3 sisters,all living in Scotland....

Scotus College Staff and Students Celebrate 10th Anniversary With Pilgrimage to Eilan Ban

Posted by SCMO on 21st May 2003 in Christianity |
...As part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of Scotus College, the national seminary in Scotland, the College community went on pilgrimage to Eilean Ban, an island on Loch Morar, near Mallaig, where there had been a seminary for "heather priests" in the early eighteenth century. Loch Morar is as picturesque a spot as can be found, with the landscape dotted with small islands. Eilean Ban is situated in the middle of the Loch and can only be approached by boat, and so the party from the College were ferried across to the island, stirringly done to the accompaniment of bagpipe music. The island had been chosen as a suitable site for the training of priests many c...

Scots College Rome

Posted by SCMO on 5th February 2006 in Christianity |
...The Bishops' Conference of Scotland have announced the appointment of a new Rector and a new Vice-Rector for the Scots College in Rome  The Holy See has appointed Father Paul Milarvie as Rector of the Scots College and the Bishops' Conference have appointed Father Francis Dougan as vice-Rector.  Fr Paul Milarvie currently holds the post of Vice Rector and so will remain in Rome, while Father Dougan will transfer from Our Lady and St. Anne's Parish in Hamilton later this month.  Commenting on his appointment, Fr Dougan who is also chaplain to Holy Cross High School in Hamilton said: "It is exciting but a  bit daunting at the same time. I pray that I am up to...

Aberdeen Priest, to become Spiritual Director of the Royal Scots College in Salamanca

Posted by SCMO on 20th December 2017 in Blogging |
...Aberdeen Priest, to become Spiritual Director of the Royal Scots College in Salamanca20 December 2017 Fr Stuart Chalmers has been appointed by the Scottish Bishops’ Conference as Spiritual Director of the Royal Scots College in Salamanca. Commenting on his appointment, the Bishop of Aberdeen, Bishop Hugh Gilbert said:“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Fr. Staurt for his great dedication and support, both to me personally, and to the Diocese and I wish him every blessing and success in his forthcoming Iberian endeavours.”Bishop Gilbert added;“The members of the Bishops’ Conference are most pleased that he has accepted this appointment and...


Posted by SCMO on 29th August 2010 in Christianity |
...Sunday 29 August 2010POLL SHOWS OPPOSITION TO THE PAPAL VISIT EVAPORATING  Opposition to next month s Papal Visit to Scotland seems to be dramaticallysmaller than predicted, according to a new poll out today. The surveysuggests that a few as 2% of Scots say they re strongly opposed to thevisit with over fifteen times as many people saying they re in favour of it.The survey, carried out by Opinion Research Business   and surveying over1000 adults across Scotland, finds that only 2% of Scots say they stronglyobject to the visit whilst another 3% say they object .Commenting on the findings, Cardinal Keith Patrick O Brien said; I am greatly heartened by the r...
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