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Churches and politicians must work together claims Cardina

Posted by SCMO on 9th May 2004 in Christianity |

"Churches and politicians must work together" claims Cardinal O'Brien in  homily to City of edinburgh Council.  Speaking at the "Kirking of the Council" at St. Giles Cathedral in edinburgh  today (Sunday 9 May), Cardinal Keith Patrick O'Brien called on Churches and  politicians to work together to alleviate the City's problems. At the same  time he called on civic leaders to recognise the City's "longstanding  Christian identity" pointing out that although falling church attendance  posed challenges for Church leaders - even greater falls in election turnout  posed huge challenges for politicians. Cardinal O'Brien noted;  "Between 1998 and 2002 church a...

Archbishop Emeritus Keith Patrick Cardinal O’Brien (1938-2018) RIP

Posted by SCMO on 19th March 2018 in Blogging |

Death Notice   Archbishop Emeritus Keith Patrick Cardinal O’Brien (1938-2018) RIP     At 1am on Monday 19 March 2018, His Eminence Keith Patrick Cardinal O’Brien, Archbishop Emeritus of St Andrews & edinburgh, died at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Newcastle-upon-Tyne surrounded by family and friends and fortified by the rites of Holy Church. RIP. He was 80 years old.     Commenting upon the news, Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews & edinburgh said: “In life, Cardinal O’Brien may have divided opinion – in death, however, I think all can be united in praying for the repose of his soul, for comfort for his grieving family an...

Episcopal Ordination of Archbishop-elect Leo Cushley.

Posted by SCMO on 20th September 2013 in Christianity |

...drews-and-edinburgh.html  4. The Homily will be delivered by Cardinal Harvey and closing remarks by Archbishop Cushley. The Archbishop's closing remarks are shown below:  EMBARGO - 00.01 - 21 September 2013Address of Archbishop Cushley  Eminences,Excellencies, distinguished guests,Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,Thank you – all of you – for attending this ordination ceremony.   I ’d like to start by thanking Cardinal Harvey for coming from Rome.   Cardinal Harvey was my first boss when I went to the Secretariat of State, and he used to tell me of his time in edinburgh as a deacon - and so it was an easy step for me to ask him to come back to be ...

Pope Francis appoints new Bishop of Dunkeld

Posted by SCMO on 11th December 2013 in Christianity |

...WEDNESDAY 11 DECEMBER 2013  Pope Francis appoints new Bishop of DunkeldPope Francis has today appointed Bishop Stephen Robson, currently Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of St. Andrews and edinburgh as the new Bishop of Dunkeld.  Bishop Robson will replace Bishop Vincent Logan who stood down as Bishop of Dunkeld after almost 30 years in December 2010 on health grounds. Monsignor Basil O Sullivan has been the Administrator of the Diocese in the interim.Reacting to the announcement, Bishop Robson said; I am deeply honoured to have been chosen by Pope Francis as the next Bishop of Dunkeld. Dunkeld is a beautiful diocese set in the heart of Scotland and I look ...


Posted by SCMO on 30th August 2010 in Christianity |

...ST NINIAN'S DAY PARADE LAUNCH: WELCOMING THE HOLY FATHER TO SCOTLAND   ST MARGARET'S CHAPEL, edinburgh CASTLE, 10.15 HRS, TUESDAY 31 AUGUST       Cardinal Keith Patrick O'Brien, will today launch the St Ninian's Day Parade - a 'grand Scottish spectacle' to welcome Pope Benedict XVI to this country next month while also raising money for good causes at home and abroad. To launch the event, the Cardinal will be joined by the Minister for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop MSP.   The Holy Father arrives in edinburgh on the morning of 16 September - St Ninian's Day - where he will meet Her Majesty The Queen at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. It's estima...

Pope appoints new Scottish Bishop

Posted by SCMO on 8th May 2012 in Christianity |

...Tuesday 8 May 2012  Pope Benedict XVI has today appointed the Very Reverend Monsignor Stephen Robson as the new Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of St. Andrews and edinburgh. The new Bishop will assist Cardinal Keith O Brien in the administration of the diocese. The diocese last had an Auxiliary Bishop in 1996 and the appointment reflects Cardinal O Brien s national responsibilities and his international role as a member of a number of Pontifical Councils in Rome.Commenting on the appointment Cardinal O Brien said; I have known the new Auxiliary Bishop, Mgr Stephen Robson for well over 35 years. He has been involved with me in pastoral work and school work, ...
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