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Church spokesman writes of "anti- Catholic hostility"

Posted by SCMO on 28th November 2010 in Christianity |

Sunday 28 November 2010Church spokesman claims anti Catholic hostility in Scotland "deep and wide"In an article in today's Sunday Times, the Catholic Church spokesman writes that anti Catholic hostility in Scotland is "deep and wide". Peter Kearney claims that the recent controversy over the allegedly sectarian email sent by a senior SFA official to other SFA staff, may "simply be the tip of a disturbing iceberg of anti-Catholicism in Scottish society". He claims however that the episode has caused catholics in Scotland to draw "a line in the sand." The full text is shown below.ENDSPeter KearneyDirectorCatholic Media Office5 St. Vincent PlaceGlasgowG1 2DH0141 22...

St. Andrew's Conference

Posted by SCMO on 30th November 2012 in Christianity |

The Bishops Conference of Scotland will host an international Conference in Glasgow on Saturday 1 December 2012 to mark the Church s ˜Year of Faith .The ˜St. Andrew s Conference which will be attended by over 300 delegates will provide a platform for guest speakers from around the world to address Pope Benedict XVI s call for a new evangelisation.The speakers will include; Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop of Sydney, Professor George Weigel, one of America's leading public intellectuals, and the biographer of the late Pope John Paul II and the papal Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Archbishop Antonio Mennini.The Conference will be hosted by Archbishop Phil...

Archbishop Gerhard Müller to deliver "Cardinal Winning Lecture"

Posted by SCMO on 13th June 2013 in Christianity |

Thursday 13 June 2013   Archbishop Gerhard Müller the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith will visit Scotland this week to deliver the prestigious "Cardinal Winning Lecture" at the University of Glasgow.   The Archbishop who heads the Vatican department charged with promoting and safeguarding Catholic doctrine has a long standing relationship with Scotland and has visited many times. For ten years he was Bishop of Regensburg, which is twinned with Aberdeen, and has visited as the guest of both Bishops Conti and Moran on a number of occasions.   He will also bring a message from Pope Francis to Scotland's catholics, visit a Ca...

Bishops urge catholics to cast their vote

Posted by SCMO on 10th April 2015 in Christianity | general election, catholics, vote

In a pastoral letter which will be read at all 500 Catholic churches in Scotland this weekend (11/12 April) Scotland's Catholic Bishops, will urge parishioners to participate in the 2015 General Election and to be informed by the teachings of the Church. The detailed statement will list; Life, the Family, the economy, Human Freedom, Peace and Evangelisation as key areas. It will say; "The dignity and value of every human being should be at the heart of politics.   The sanctity of human life, protected from its beginning to its natural end, is not a single issue.   It is the fundamental issue. " "Politicians should defend the institution of marriage and the f...

Government and Catholic Bishops welcome state visit of Pope Benedict XVI

Posted by SCMO on 16th March 2010 in Christianity |

16 March 2010News ReleaseISSUED JOINTLY BY HM GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE CATHOLIC BISHOPS CONFERENCES OF SCOTLAND, ENGLAND AND WALESUK Government and Catholic Bishops welcome state visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the United KingdomThe UK Government and the Catholic Bishops Conferences of Scotland, England and Wales today welcomed the forthcoming visit to the United Kingdom of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. At a joint press conference, (12 noon, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London) they said that the Papal Visit represents an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen ties between the UK and the Holy See on global initiatives, as well as the imp...

Scotland’s Archbishops urge Referendum participation

Posted by SCMO on 29th August 2014 in Christianity |

29 August 2014Scotland s Archbishops urge Referendum participationBoth of Scotland s Catholic Archbishops; Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow and Archbishop Leo Cushley of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, will this weekend (30 & 31 August) distribute pastoral messages on the Independence Referendum to be read at all Masses.Both Archbishops will urge participation in the referendum and ask catholics to engage with the issues being raised in the period up to 18 September.Archbishop Tartaglia commented:"The Scottish Independence Referendum is now just a short time away. Along with the Bishops of Scotland, who are deeply conscious of the importance of this refer...
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