Bishop responds to publication of Independent Review Group report on Safeguarding

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Responding to the IRG report, Bishop Joseph Toal, who has responsibility for overseeing the work of the Scottish Catholic Safeguarding Service, said: “The Bishops of Scotland are grateful to Baroness Helen Liddell and members of the Independent Review Group for their work in externally reviewing and monitoring the Safeguarding practices of the Catholic Church in Scotland.  We welcome their report and …

A Day of Prayer For Victims of Abuse

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Calling for prayers for the success of the Meeting of the Episcopal Conference Presidents from all over the world in Rome this week, on the Protection of Minors, Bishop Robson expressed his desire for “frankness, fruitful exchanges, strong determination to put things right, and productive decisions.” Bishop Stephen also announced that Bishops’ Conference of Scotland has proposed that the Friday …

Dunkeld to launch initiative to bring lapsed Catholics back to the Church

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Dunkeld Diocese to establish ‘School of Catechists’ for new evangelisation, Our are hoping that a catechesis programme beginning this weekend can help bring lapsed Catholics back to the fold and ‘create a Church of missionary disciples.’ In a pastoral letter released last month, Bishop Stephen Robson of Dunkeld revealed that 2019 would be a ‘Year of Re-Evangelisation.’ These efforts will …

Fr James McCruden RIP

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The family and friends and the priests and people of the Diocese of Dunkeld mourn the death of Fr James McCruden who died in the early evening of Sunday, 30th December, the feast of the Holy Family. RIP. Father Jim was Parish Priest of St Joseph’s Callander, St Fillan’s, Doune and Killin and was a much loved and compassionate pastor …

Christ the King: Town and Gown Mass

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Bishop Stephen Robson was assisted by Fr Gregory Murphy, Chaplain to Dundee and Abertay University, at Mass on the Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, King and Redeemer, in St Andrew’s Cathedral, on Sunday 25th November 2018. The Mass was attended, as is tradition, by representatives of ‘Town and Gown’; civic and academic representatives from Holyrood and Westminster, local government …

Michelin plant closure

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Bishop Stephen Robson, Bishop of Dunkeld, has offered his support and prayers to all those affected by the Michelin plant closure in Dundee. Commenting on the company’s announcement of its intentions to close the plant, he said: “I am dismayed to hear that the Michelin plant which has been such a significant employer in Dundee for over 26 years and …