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14 November
Nov 14
14th November 2018

Wednesday 14 November     Pax Christi Scotland, a newly-formed peace project, will officially launch later this month (23-25 November) with its inaugural conference at the Conforti Centre in Coatbridge, hosted and funded by the Xaverian Missionaries.       Its mission is to promote peace in the family, the school, the parish, and the wider community. The project will fall under the guiding principles of Pax Christi International (the Peace of Christ) a global, Gospel-based faith movement, whose mission is to create a world where people can live in peace, without fear of violence in any form.      Key speakers at the event include Liz Dornan of the Scottish Catholic Education Service, who will address the issue of promoting an environment of peace in our schools.     Marian Pallister, member of the Pax Christi Scotland steering group said:      “Pope Francis has encouraged us to create a society in which nonviolence pervades all aspects of our lives. It is no longer enough to demonstrate against nuclear weapons and campaign against arms sales. We must start at grass roots level to instil an ethos of nonviolence in the home, the playground, and the parish. If we can be at peace with our physical neighbour, it becomes easier to reach out in peace and love to the ‘neighbours’ Christ suggests - the migrant, the refugee, the stranger.     “Pax Christi Scotland aims to nurture nonviolence at every level.”     ENDS     Peter Kearney Director Catholic Media Office 5 St. Vincent Place Glasgow G1 2DH 0141 221 1168 07968 122291 pk@scmo.org www.scmo.org     Note to Editors:   For further information about Pax Christi Scotland contact Marian Pallister, marian.pallister@zen.co.uk, or 07768 731145     If you would like to attend the conference please contact Anna at Conforti, anna@confortiinstitute.org. Registration will be from 5pm on the Friday and all meals from Friday supper to Sunday lunch are included.  ...

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13 November
Nov 13
13th November 2018

Tuesday 13 November 2018     Scotland’s Deputy First Minister, John Swinney will celebrate the centenary of the 1918 Education Act together with the Catholic bishops of Scotland tomorrow evening (Wednesday 14thof November) at a reception in Edinburgh Castle.     The event marks the beginning of the week that leads up to the date the Act was signed, bringing Catholic schools into the state sector, 21stNovember 1918, and is the culmination of a year of special celebration and reflection.     Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, President of the Scottish Catholic Education Commission said:     “The Scottish Government’s support for Catholic schools is greatly appreciated, I welcome the fact that events like this recognise the contribution which Catholic schools make to education in Scotland and to wider Scottish society.”     Barbara Coupar, Director of the Scottish Catholic Education Service, said:     “We are delighted that members of the Scottish Catholic Education Community have been invited, along with representatives of the other Denominational bodies that have schools within Scotland (Episcopalian and Jewish communities), to celebrate this historic occasion.      “It is fitting that the Deputy First Minister should mark the centenary of the 1918 Act, an Act which saw Scotland move ahead of other countries in supporting the right of parents to educate their children according to their faith, as denominational schools are yet another area within education where Scotland remains sector leading.       “This event shows the ongoing partnership between the Government and the Church and highlights the support that denominational education has from our elected members.  In particular, we are honoured that the Papal Nuncio will be attending as Mr Swinney’s guest.”     Deputy First Minister John Swinney added:     “I am delighted to celebrate that, for 100 years now, Catholic schools have been part of the fabric of the Scottish education system.     “The 1918 Education Act recognised the significant contribution that faith-based schools make to Scotland and the Scottish Government maintains that outlook today.     “Every child in Scotland should have an equal chance to fulfil their potential. We welcome the continued contribution of Catholic schools in helping to achieve that ambition by fostering an environment where children can follow their faith, learn successfully and become confident individuals.”     ENDS     Peter Kearney Director Catholic Media Office 5 St. Vincent Place Glasgow G1 2DH 0141 221 1168 07968 122291 pk@scmo.org www.scmo.org     Notes to Editors:     Images will be available from the Scottish Catholic Media Office: mail@scmo.org   Two Catholic secondary schools will provide musical entertainment; Notre Dame High School, Greenock and St Ambrose, Coatbridge. A pupil from St Benedict’s High School, Linwood – Evonne Jeffrey will pipe guests in to the great hall.   The guests from the Catholic Church include: the eight bishops of Scotland, the nominated Church Representatives on Local Authority Education Committees, Head Teachers and pupils from each of the eight Scottish Catholic dioceses. ...

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7 November
Nov 7
7th November 2018

Wednesday 7 November     At their meeting on Wednesday 7 November 2018, the members of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland elected the following office bearers, who will serve a term of three years:     President: Bishop Hugh GilbertVice President: Bishop John KeenanEpiscopal Secretary: Bishop Brian McGee     Commenting on his election, Bishop Gilbert said;      “I am honoured to have been chosen as President of the Bishops’ Conference and thank the bishops for the trust they have placed in me. I accept the mandate given to me aware of the challenges the church faces, while conscious of the great treasures she holds and continues to offer as a point of reference in an often disorientated world. I would be grateful for prayers for all the Bishops of Scotland.”     ENDS     Peter KearneyDirectorCatholic Media Office5 St. Vincent PlaceGlasgowG1 2DH0141 221 116807968 122291pk@scmo.orgwww.scmo.org     Note to editors:   1. Images of the new office bearers are available here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/139632090@N07/albums/72157666531058155     2. Biography: Bishop Hugh Gilbert     Born in Emsworth, Hampshire, 15thMarch 1952; baptised ‘Edward’ in the Church of England; received into the Roman Catholic Church, 1970; educated at St Paul’s School, London, and King’s College, University of London (B.A. Hons, 1974); entered Pluscarden Abbey 1974, receiving the name Hugh; final profession, 10thMarch 1979; theological studies, Fort Augustus, 1977-82; ordained priest, 29thJune 1982; Novice Master 1985-2004; Prior 1990-92; Abbot 1992-2011. Nominated bishop of Aberdeen, 4thJune 2011, and ordained by Cardinal Keith O’Brien, at Aberdeen, 15thAugust 2011....

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