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Pastoral Letter from the Bishop of Aberdeen

Posted by SCMO on 30th November 2004 in Christianity |

Pastoral Letter on the Eucharist, from the Bishop of Aberdeen.  North East Catholics have been asked by their Bishop to explore the meaning  Of the mass. Bishop Peter Moran wrote to all Catholics in the Aberdeen Diocese and asked them to deepen their knowledge of the mass.  Bishop Peter explained Our Sunday mass is our deepest contact with God in  The week. Pope John Paul II has declared a special Year of the Eucharist, and I would like all North East Catholics to go to courses of study organised in their own parishes about the mass.   One of my priorities when I became bishop a year ago was the Christian  formation of all our parishioners, including ad...

Cardinal O'Brien's WYD lectures

Posted by SCMO on 22nd August 2005 in Christianity |

Cardinal O'Brien's WYD lectures.  Attending last week's World Youth day events in Cologne, Cardinal Keith O'Brien delivered two catechesis sessions on 18 and 19 August. In the first, the Cardinal spoke on the topic; "MEETING CHRIST IN THE EUCHARIST" describing the Eucharist as;  "a help for our journey through life, a help for our journey into eternity, that bond which unites us with the whole Church in Heaven, on Earth and in Purgatory, and which hopefully one day will be our ˜Viaticum , our final ˜way to Almighty God."  Cardinal O'Brien recounted several masses he had celebrated throughout his life as a priest, bishop and cardinal, the last mentioned b...

400 Aniversary mass for St. John Ogilvie

Posted by SCMO on 10th March 2015 in Christianity | anniversary, mass, St John Ogilvie, Bishop Tartaglia

Pope Francis has sent a special envoy to Glasgow to mark the 400th anniversary of the martyrdom of St John Ogilvie, Scotland s only post-reformation canonised Catholic martyr. Cardinal Cormac Murphy O Connor “ the former Archbishop of Westminster - has been asked by the Holy Father to be his special envoy at a mass in St Andrew s Cathedral, Glasgow at 7.30pm on March 10, St John Ogilvie s feast day.In his homily, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia will highlight attacks on religious freedom, which he will claim, is: "fragile, not always recognised, not always respected, in some places denied, leading, as we know, to persecution, sectarianism and brutality. St John ...

mass for France

Posted by SCMO on 18th November 2015 in Christianity | Archbishop Tartaglia, Glasgow, Paris, France,

mass for France   Following the terror attacks in Paris last Friday Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, Archbishop of Glasgow, will offer a mass for France this evening in St Andrew’s Cathedral at 5.15pm. The theme of the mass will be “hope and solidarity”.     The mass will be attended by the Lord Provost of Glasgow to represent the city and the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson MSP, who will represent the Scottish Government. The Honorary Consul of France, Dr John Campbell, will do a reading in French during the mass and will offer a vote of thanks at the end.     Archbishop Tartaglia’s homily is ...


Posted by SCMO on 31st January 2005 in Christianity |

Following on a very fruitful week in Guatemala with Father Tommy Greenan,of the Archdiocese of St. Andrew's & Edinburgh, Cardinal O'Brien and Monsignor David Gemmell journeyed on to Chiapas in Mexico along with Father Henry McLaughlin. Fr Henry recently moved from his parish in Huixtian to join a team led by Dominicans in the parish of San Jacinto de Polonia in Ocosingo in the Chiapas region. Here Fr Henry is one of a team serving a 'parish' population of around 250,000 people!  The following is an extract from Cardinal O'Brien's diary;  "The week began on Sunday 23 January 2005 with a day of contrasts. Initially we flew in a small Cessna aircraft (maximum...


Posted by SCMO on 2nd April 2005 in Christianity |

...on in the mass media as to the effect that the election of Karol Wojtyla would have on Communist Eastern Europe in general and on Poland in Particular.  Looking back now on the Pontificate of Pope John Paul II, most commentators would agree that the collapse of Communism was due in no small measure to his influence. His tireless journeying around the world in the service of the Gospel right up to the end of his life has impressed everyone.  From a personal point of view, Monday May 31st and Tuesday June 1st 1982 are among the most memorable days of my life. On that Monday I was present in Murrayfield to witness the rapturous reception that our young people gav...
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