Lawside Convent

Lawside to close as strategic review looks to future of Dunkeld Diocese

Press release

Addressing the clergy this week, Bishop Stephen revealed the perilous state of diocesan finances and the steps that are already being taken to address the growing problem. As the impact of the pandemic becomes clearer, there are still many questions in the Church about the ‘new normal’ and, in particular, the Church’s future after lockdown with attendances at Mass still …

Day of Prayer for Eastern Christians on Sunday, 9th May 2021

Press release

Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald, former papal nuncio to Egypt and delegate to the Arab league, has encouraged Catholics to take part in the Day of Prayer for Eastern Christians on Sunday, 9th May 2021.  In an open letter to Catholics across the UK, Cardinal Fitzgerald urged the faithful to join him in praying for ‘the first evangelisers without whom Christianity would never …

Scottish Bishops comment on Irish worship ban

Press release

Commenting on the recent decision by the Irish Government to enact restrictions which do not allow public worship, the President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, Bishop Hugh Gilbert has issued the following statement: “As the Catholic Church in Scotland this year celebrates the 1500th Anniversary of the birth of St Columba who brought the faith from Ireland to Scotland in the …

Anniversary Mass for Mgr Hendry

Press release

On 30th April 2021, Holy Mass will be celebrated at 12noon in St Mary Magdalene’s to pray for the repose of the soul of Mgr Hendry on the first anniversary of his death.  Mgr Hendry’s death occurred at the start of the first lockdown and, with churches closed, no Requiem Mass was permitted under the COVID-19 restrictions. The parish priest …

A guide to the parliamentary elections – from the Catholic Parliamentary Officer

Dunkeld News, Press release

26TH April 2021 Information prepared by the CPO (catholic Parliamentary Office) for the Bishops Conference of Scotland about the stance of the various political parties in Scotland preparing for the May 6thScottish Elections on some of the crucial questions of importance to the Catholic Church in this election. This table contains a sample of issues of significance for the forthcoming Scottish …

Election notes from the Scottish Bishops

Press release

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This election presents us with an opportunity to play our part in putting human life and the inviolable dignity of the human person at the centre of Scotland’s political discourse.  We often see politics through a party prism, which can create a divisive, and occasionally fractious, political environment. Whilst party politics can be an …

St John the Baptist's, Perth

Bishops call for end to the numerical cap on places of worship

Press release

Responding to last week’s statement on the reopening of Places of Worship by the First Minister, the Catholic Bishops of Scotland have issued a statement welcoming the move and calling for a removal of the cap, which limits the number of people who can attend. Instead, the bishops maintain congregation size should be calculated in accordance with the size of …

Month’s Mind Mass for Bishop Vincent Logan

Press release, Streaming

Bishop Stephen Robson, Mgr Aldo Angelosanto, Canon Kevin Golden, Mgr Basil O’Sullivan, Mgr Ken McCaffrey and Fr Mark Cassidy celebrated Bishop Vincent Logan’s Month’s Mind Mass – on Friday 26th February 2021 – the 40th Anniversary of Bishop Vincent’s Episcopal Ordination.

Mass, Saturday in 6th Week of Ordinary Time (B)

Press release, Streaming

You will be like a spring whose waters never run dry The Lord says this: If you do away with the yoke, the clenched fist, the wicked word, if you give your bread to the hungry, and relief to the oppressed, your light will rise in the darkness, and your shadows become like noon. The Lord will always guide you, …