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Death of Mgr David Gemmell

Posted by SCMO on 6th March 2008 in Christianity |
Following the sudden death of Monsignor David Gemmell on Thursday 6 March 2008 the following statement has been issued by the Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh:"The Cardinal and Priests of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh were stunned this morning to hear of the sudden death of Right Reverend Monsignor David Gemmell (54), Administrator of St Mary s Cathedral in Edinburgh. He was on a short break in Barcelona to attend a football match, accompanied by his colleague from the Cathedral, Fr Hugh Purcell.After a meal yesterday evening with Fr Purcell he let it be known that hefelt unwell but did not need medical help. This morning when he did notapp...

Church launches nationwide promotion of "The Passion"

Posted by SCMO on 16th March 2004 in Christianity |
As "The Passion" breaks US box office records, Catholic Church in Scotland  launches a nationwide promotion of the film.  The Catholic Media Office will this week send a mailing to all of Scotland's  Catholic parishes, promoting the film "The Passion of The Christ".  The mailing will include a letter from Bishop Joseph Devine, President of  the National Communications Commission in which he describes the film as  "the most powerful I have ever seen", and adds "it is undeniably a  profoundly religious film, which I believe does not seek to attack or  demonise any group".  Bishop Devine concludes by urging Catholics to see the film.  The full text of the...

Week of events to mark a united Europe

Posted by SCMO on 20th April 2004 in Christianity |
20 April 2004  Week of events to mark a united Europe  With the European Union on the brink of its greatest ever enlargement, the Bishops of COMECE will lead a series of events from 17 to 24 April 2004 to underline the responsibility of Christians for building a united Europe.  Beginning on Saturday 17 April, the bishops will lead 300 pilgrims from 25 different countries on the centuries-old camino to Santiago de Compostela, passing through Burgos, León, Ponferrada and other sites. They will be joined by religious and lay people from all walks of life who have responded to the Bishops invitation on 9 May 2003 . Each day will include a walk, an ecumenical...

Retired Bishop publishes his fourth book at 91

Posted by SCMO on 31st July 2017 in Blogging |
31 July 2017 Retired Bishop publishes his fourth book at 91. The former Bishop of Galloway, Bishop Maurice Taylor has published a book on the Sunday Gospels, written to provide “information, explanation and reflection” and designed to be used by individuals or groups in scriptural discussion and analysis. Commenting on the book, Bishop Taylor said: “This book, is an attempt on my part to respond to the call to share the gift of faith which God has given to me. It is a kind of companion to an earlier book of mine: ‘What Are They Talking About?’ “I hope it provides – information, explanation, reflection, suggestion, resolution. It may be useful,...

Catholic Schools Bringing Values to Life

Posted by SCMO on 31st January 2009 in Christianity |
Catholic Schools are Bringing Values to LifeThroughout Catholic Education Week (1st to 7th February 2009) Scotland s Catholicschools will celebrate their achievements in Bringing Values to Life for youngpeople. A variety of support materials have been sent to all 393 Catholic schoolsand every one of Scotland s 500 catholic Parishes.Commenting on the week, Michael McGrath, Director of the Scottish Catholic EducationService, said: At this time it is most appropriate that pupils, teachers and parents in Catholicschools are being urged to reflect on the values which young people need as thefoundations of their lives, especially given the current global financial c...

Church highlights vital work at Holyrood exhibition

Posted by SCMO on 26th November 2018 in Blogging |
Monday 26 November 2018     CALL NOTICE     Tomorrow evening (Tuesday 27 November) the Catholic Bishops of Scotland will join members of Parliament at a special exhibition in Holyrood to mark the significant contribution of the Church to Scottish society and beyond.     The event, sponsored by Elaine Smith MSP, highlights the extensive work carried out by agencies and commissions of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland and its associated organisations.     Bishop Hugh Gilbert, President of the Bishops Conference of Scotland said:     “The bishops of Scotland are very grateful to Elaine Smith, MSP, for sponsoring this event and to Aile...
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