We must fight the ‘culture of death’

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Each year, around the Feast of the Visitation of our Lady, the Catholic Church in Scotland celebrates the Day for Life, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage, and in every condition. Human life is a sacred and precious gift from God and must be treated with the upmost respect. …

Mother Teresa Sisters coming to Dundee to tackle severe poverty

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A new convent of the Missionaries of Charity, known as the Mother Teresa Nuns, is to open in Dundee—the third in Scotland. Four sisters from the order’s convent in Birmingham will arrive in Dundee on Friday May 12. Dunkeld diocesan chancellor Malcolm Veal said it was ‘wonderful news’ and the city would be blessed by their presence. The congregation was …

Scots College Seminarians to serve at Papal Easter Vigil

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The Sacred Triduum reaches its climax with the Easter Vigil. This year the seminarians and deacons of the Pontifical Scots College have been invited to serve at the Papal celebration. The liturgy celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus and will start in the Basilica of St. Peter at 8.30pm. (7.30pm UK Time) Throughout its long history in Rome, the College has …

Scotland’s Youngest Branch of the UCM opens in Perth

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Fr Colin Golden, parish priest of Our Lady of Lourdes, welcomed Bishop Stephen Robson, Bishop of Dunkeld, to celebrate the start of Scotland’s youngest branch of the Union of Catholic Mothers on Friday 11th March. Representative of the UCM, both National and Diocesan gathered to witness the news shoots of life for an association that marked its centenary in 2013. …

Prayer of Pope Francis for the Jubilee

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Lord Jesus Christ, you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father, and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him. Show us your face and we will be saved. Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money; the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things; made Peter weep after …

McLellan Commission Report

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Responding to the report and offering the Public Apology called for in its first recommendation, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia said: “As the President of the Bishops’ Conference, and on behalf of all the Bishops of Scotland, I want to offer a profound apology to all those who have been harmed and who have suffered in any way as a result of …

Stirling – Youth Event

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The Bishops Conference of Scotland is reluctantly having to cancel Stirling 2015 July 30-August 2 due to a lack of up-take on a national level. Says Dunkeld Youth Officer, Frankie McGuire, “This is a little bad news I’m afraid folks. Unfortunately the Bishops of Scotland have decided to cancel Stirling 2015 due to low uptake in some diocese. Here at …

Beyond the stats

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A quick glance at the ‘religion’ section of the UK’s most recent census, 2012, makes interesting reading. It would appear that for years we have been underestimating our Catholic population in Scotland. Our Catholic community has of course been enlarged by immigration over the years, we knew that. What we didn’t know was that in an age of declining membership …