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Pope Benedict XVI confirms he will visit Scotland.

Posted by SCMO on 5th February 2010 in Christianity |
...brate the anniversary of your election as Bishop of Rome andPastor of the Universal Church. We are pleased to take that special annualopportunity to bring the Petrine Ministry of the Pope before the people ofScotland and their representatives, and to offer prayers that God maybless and protect you.When in 1878 Pope Leo XIII re-established the Scottish hierarchy the HolySee acknowledged Scotland as a distinct nation, albeit within a Kingdomformed from the union of the Scottish and English crowns subsequent to theReformation. As Scots Catholics we are proud of our nation s longrelationship with the Holy See.It has been a feature of Your Holiness teaching to remin...

Pope Benedict's Homily, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, 16.9.10

Posted by SCMO on 16th September 2010 in Christianity |
...the 450th anniversary of the Reformation Parliament,  but also the 100th anniversary of the World Missionary Conference in Edinburgh, which is widely acknowledged to mark  the birth of the modern ecumenical movement.   Let us give thanks to God for the promise which ecumenical understanding  and cooperation represents for a united witness to the saving truth of God s word in today s rapidly changing society.  Among the differing gifts which Saint Paul lists for the building up of the Church is that of teaching (cf. Rom 12:7).  The preaching of the Gospel has always been accompanied by concern for the word: the inspired word of God and the  culture in whi...

Cardinal calls on Christians to act together in the face of "aggressive secularism"

Posted by SCMO on 22nd April 2011 in Christianity |
...the 450th anniversary of the Reformation I put before you first of all some thoughts on Christian unity. Followed by that, I propose that the reason for our increased apostolate in seeking Christian unity must be our ongoing action together in the face of aggressive secularism to maintain our Christian heritage and culture in our great country.JOURNEY TOWARD CHRISTIAN UNITY:In thinking of Christian unity who can forget the visit of the first Pope ever to our country “ Pope John Paul II speaking on the subject he stated clearly and unequivocally: We are only pilgrims on this earth, making our way towards that heavenly kingdom promised to us as God s children....

Bishop Tartaglia welcomes Prime Minster's recognition of "Christian values"

Posted by SCMO on 21st December 2011 in Christianity |
...21 December 2011Archbishop Tartaglia welcomes Prime Minster's recognition of "Christian values"In a letter to Prime Minster David Cameron, Bishop Philip Tartaglia has welcomed his acknowledgment of "the fundamental contribution of Christianity to British society". Commenting on a speech delivered at Oxford University by the Prime Minster to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, Archbishop Tartaglia welcomed the Prime Minster's words which he said came at a time when "many of us are concerned that freedom of religion, understood not simply as freedom to worship, but also as freedom to express and teach our faith, is in danger of being eroded in the...

Archbishop warns politicians against attempts to “redefine nature”

Posted by SCMO on 25th March 2012 in Christianity |
...Archbishop warns politicians against attempts to redefine nature In a strongly worded sermon, delivered in the presence of representatives of Scottish civil and political life and the Papal Ambassador to Britain, Archbishop Mario Conti of Glasgow will warn against changes in the law designed to recreate society and redefine nature .In his sermon to mark the seventh anniversary of the election of Pope Benedict XVI, the Archbishop   will echo the Pope s words at Westminster Hall in which the Pontiff warned against the dangers of accepting the ideas of those who would exclude Christianity from having any influence in public life.  The Archbishop will say: T...

Cardinal O'Brien visits Ukraine

Posted by SCMO on 26th June 2005 in Christianity |
...Cardinal O'Brien visits Ukraine  Cardinal Keith O Brien will visit the Ukraine from Saturday 25 June 2005, for six days, returning to Scotland on Thursday 30 June 2005.  He goes at the invitation of Bishop Markijan Trofimiak, the Bishop of Lutsk, Ukraine. On the first full day of his visit, he will celebrate Mass at St Alexander s Cathedral in Kiev and his visit will conclude by celebrating High Mass in the Cathedral dedicated to Ss Peter and Paul in Lutsk. On the other days, the Cardinal will visit local parish communities and attend a concert in his honour on the evening of Tuesday 28 June 2005 in Lutsk.  The visit commemorates the 4th anniversary of the vi...
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