Support for Ukraine appeal from Catholic Bishops

Mission work

In the face of the shocking loss of life, bloodshed, displacement of people and destruction of property in Ukraine, we make these heartfelt appeals. We ask our Catholic communities to sustain the prayer and self-denial of Lent as a constant offering to God, begging for an end to this pointless violence.We ask our fellow Christians everywhere, including Patriarch Kirill and …

Pope Francis delivers BBC’s ‘Thought for the Day’

Mission work

Pope Francis delivers “Thought for the Day” on Radio 4     The Pope has recorded a “Thought for the Day” message, broadcast at 7.45am on BBC Radio 4 today, Friday, 29 Oct 2021. The message can be heard here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0b113ly Dear BBC listeners, good morning! Climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic have exposed our deep vulnerability and raised numerous doubts and concerns about our …

Climate Sunday Initiative in lead up to COP26

Mission work, Press releases

With less than 100 days to go until COP26 – the critical international climate negotiations which the UK government will host and chair in Glasgow in November 2021 – a broad coalition of Christian denominations and charities is calling on all churches to hold a ‘Climate Sunday’ and commit to effective action themselves, before talks begin. So far, more than …

Aid to the Church in Need – February Newsletter

Mission work

ACN Scotland have been working on a number of initiatives in which you and your parish can work with ACN to support the suffering Church this Lent. ACN Scotland have come up with some virtual ways to generate prayer, pass on information about the work of ACN and fundraise as well.

New resources for October, the Month of the Missions

Mission work

Dunkeld’s Vicar Episcopal for the Missions, Fr Mike Freyne, St Bernadette’s, Tullibody, has posted a series of series and links to share during October, traditionally Mission Month. First is a story in which both Archbishop Protase Rugambwa of Tanzania – the Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples – and Pope Francis, emphasise the importance of our missionaries …

Bishops are united against nuclear weapons

Justice and Peace, Mission work, Press release

During his historic visit to Japan last year, Pope Francis declared that “the use of atomic energy for purposes of war is immoral, just as the possession of atomic weapons is immoral”. Seventy-five years on from the unprecedented and horrific destruction of life at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we are called to reflect prayerfully upon the UK’s own possession of nuclear …