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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...
 

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...
 

Catholic Bishops launch new Tribunal website

Posted by SCMO on 14th December 2015 in Christianity | Catholic bishops,tribunal,marriage
The Catholic Bishops of Scotland have launched a new website to support the work of the Scottish Catholic Interdiocesan (SCI) Tribunal.    The launch coincided with the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and the beginning of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, when recent innovations introduced by Pope Francis into the Church’s marriage law begin to take force.    The website provides information aimed at helping those you want to petition the Church for a marriage annulment.   Monsignor Peter Magee, SCI Tribunal Officialis said:   “The website is intended, firstly, to help people better understand what...
 

Fr.Dan Fitzpatrick is new Roman Rector

Posted by SCMO on 14th July 2015 in Christianity | Scots college, Rome, new rector, Fr Dan Fitzpatrick
Vatican appoints Paisley Priest   Acting on the proposal of the Bishops Conference of Scotland, the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy has appointed Fr.Daniel Fitzpatrick as the next Rector of the Pontifical Scots College succeeding Monsignor John Hughes. Fr Fitzpatrick will take up his new post on 1st August 2015.    A medical doctor prior to his ordination to the priesthood in 2001, Fr.Dan has been the Vice-Rector of the Scots College in Rome since February 2012.   A native of Paisley, Fr Dan Fitzpatrick was a parishioner of St.Mirin's Cathedral Parish, where his mother Margaret remains a parishioner.    He attended St.Catherine's Primary School...
 

Scottish delegation travel to Philadelphia for World Meeting of Families

Posted by SCMO on 22nd September 2015 in Christianity | Bishop John Keenan, Pope Francis, World Meeting of Families, Philadelpia
For the first time ever, the Catholic Church in Scotland will be officially represented at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, between 22 and 25 September 2015.       The delegation will be led by Bishop John Keenan of Paisley and include Fr. Nicholas Monaghan from the Church’s National Commission for Marriage and the Family. They will be joined by John Deighan, former Parliamentary Officer of the Bishops Conference, now director of SPUC Scotland and his wife Angela, as well as Fr. John McGinley from the Archdiocese of Glasgow.       The World Meeting of Families, from 22 September – 25 September, i...
 

First lay woman appointed Chancellor

Posted by SCMO on 27th June 2016 in Blogging |
The Diocese of Galloway has appointed the first lay woman Chancellor. Ann Tierney will take up her post on Friday 1 July.   Commenting on the appointment, Bishop Bill Nolan of Galloway said:   “I am delighted that Ann Tierney has agreed to accept this post. She has been the PA to my two predecessors, Bishop Taylor and Bishop Cunningham. She is well respected by the clergy and laity of the Diocese and she is eminently qualified to carry out this role.”   Ann commented:   “I have been with the diocese for the last thirty years and have carried out a wide variety of tasks during that time. It is an honour to have been c...
 
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