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Death of Archbishop Philip Tartaglia

Posted by SCMO on 13th January 2021 in Blogging |
13 January 2021   The following statement has been issued by the Archdiocese of Glasgow:   The Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia, has died suddenly at his home in Glasgow. He was 70 years old.    Archbishop Tartaglia, who had served as Archbishop of Glasgow since 2012, had tested positive for COVID 19 shortly after Christmas and was self-isolating at home.  The cause of death is not yet clear.    The Archbishop had served as leader of Scotland’s largest Catholic community since 2012.  The Pope’s Ambassador to Great Britain, Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti has been informed.  It will be for Pope Francis to appoint a new Archbishop to su...

Scotland’s Catholic Bishops mourn the death of Archbishop Philip Tartaglia

Posted by SCMO on 13th January 2021 in Blogging |
13 January 2021   Scotland’s Catholic Bishops mourn the death of Archbishop Philip Tartaglia   Following the death of Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, the President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, Bishop Hugh Gilbert has issued the following statement:   “It is with the deepest sadness that we have learned today on the Feast of St. Kentigern (Mungo) of the death of our brother bishop and friend Philip Tartaglia. His loss to his family, his clergy and the people of the Archdiocese of Glasgow will be immeasurable but for the entire Church in Scotland this is a day of immense loss and sadness.   He was a gentle, caring and warm-hearted pastor...

Bishops appoint new Vice Rector for Scots college

Posted by SCMO on 12th June 2020 in Blogging |
Bishops appoint new Vice Rector for Scots college 12 June 2020   A new Vice Rector has been announced for the Pontifical Scots college in Rome. Fr Nick Welsh (36) was chosen for the post by the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland and is expected to begin the role in September.   He is currently parish priest at Our Lady and St Andrew, covering Galashiels, Melrose and Selkirk, and Vicar Episcopal for Education for the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh.   Commenting on the appointment, Archbishop Leo Cushley, Archbishop of St Andrews & Edinburgh said: “The Bishops thank Fr Nick for accepting this role and acknowledge the big change in having...

Ordination of Scotland's youngest Bishop

Posted by SCMO on 8th December 2008 in Christianity |
Monday 8 December 2008Ordination of Scotland's youngest BishopThe ordination of Scotland's youngest Bishop will take place on Monday 8December 2008 at 6pm in St. Columba's Cathedral, Oban. Monsignor JosephAnthony Toal will be ordained by Cardinal Keith O'Brien as the new Bishop ofthe Diocese of Argyll and The Isles. He will become the tenth Bishop ofArgyll and The Isles since the restoration of the Scottish Hierarchy in 1878and will succeed Bishop Ian Murray who has been Bishop since 1999.Commenting ahead of the ceremony, Bishop-elect Toal said; As a Priest of the diocese of Argyll and The Isles I look forward very muchto serving the Priests and people of the Di...

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...

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...
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