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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...

little sisters of the poor Home, Wellburn, Dundee

Posted by SCMO on 3rd March 2015 in Christianity | little sisters of the poor, Dundee, Dunkeld, Bishop Robson

In October of 2014 the little sisters of the poor announced, that due to a shortage of Vocations they could no longer continue their mission at the Wellburn Care Home in Dundee, bringing to an end 152 years of caring lovingly for the vulnerable elderly in Dundee.     On   27th February 2015, the little sisters verbally accepted an offer from the Diocese of Dunkeld to continue the vital mission of care and support for the infirm elderly at Wellburn, by allowing the Diocese to take over the Home. the legal and practical arrangements for the transfer of mission will be worked out over the coming months. Sr Joseph Christine, Mother Provincial of the little Sis...

Archbishop Conti speaks against "End of Life Assitance Bill

Posted by SCMO on 15th February 2010 in Christianity |

Archbishop Conti opposed to Margo MacDonald s End of Life Asssitance Bill the Archbishop of Glasgow, the Most Reverend Mario Conti, has hit out against Margo MacDonald s End of Life Assistance Bill by saying it is wrong in principle and that hard cases made bad laws. the head of Scotland s most populous diocese made clear his opposition by stating that it is wrong in principle for someone to take their own life and it is wrong in principle for someone to help them to do so.  Speaking during the annual ˜Mass for Health Care Workers Archbishop Conti went on to emphasise that attempted suicide is no longer a criminal offence but that laws against ass...

Cardinal's Rally Address

Posted by SCMO on 1st July 2005 in Christianity |

Cardinal to address Edinburgh Rally with message of support from Pope Benedict XVI.  In his speech to the Make Poverty History rally in Edinburgh tomorrow, Cardinal Keith O'Brien will call on those present, not to be,  " an accomplice in barbarity!" he will say, that "To be passive or indifferent in the knowledge that one child dies needlessly every three seconds is to be an accomplice in barbarity!"  In a call to the G8 leaders he will claim that,  "there is a great realisation today among the peoples of the world that we have a moral obligation to share of our goods wealth with those who have none." And urge them to "listen to the voices of the millions of...

Give the poorest of the poor a new start

Posted by SCMO on 18th May 1999 in Christianity |

the Catholic bishops of Great Britain today publish a comprehensive statement calling far the remission of the unpayable debts of the world's poorest countries. the 3,000-word document, 'Life, Debt and Jubilee', is launched in advance of the G8 Summit in Cologne in June, and on the eve of the 'Great Jubilee' of the year 2000.In their statement, the bishops say that debt remission has become a "practical necessity in order to tackle global poverty". Recent increases in British aid are welcomed, but commitment to poverty elimination of all governments, both debtor and creditor, is called for.the statement is to be published by CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas D...

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...
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