Clergy changes – Autumn 2021

Press releases

Bishop Stephen Robson recently announced the following Clergy appointments in the Diocese of Dunkeld: Fr Samuel Alabi MSP, parish priest at Our Lady of Sorrow’s, Fintry has been recalled for service to his Religious Congregation after seven years in the Diocese of Dunkeld. He will take up a new appointment in London. Mgr Neil Gallagher, at present parish priest in …

Ordination Photos

Press releases

Watch the Ordination Mass here – Scenes from the livestream video

Leaders of multiple faiths sign common declaration ahead of COP26

Press releases

A declaration signed by leaders of all the UK’s major faiths has been released ahead of the COP26 Conference in Glasgow. The document has been signed on behlaf of the Scottish Catholic Bishops, by Bishop Brian McGee, Bishop of Argyll and the Isles and President of the Scottish Catholic Bishops’ Committee for Inter-religious dialogue and Sister Isabel Smyth of the Sisters of Notre Dame, secretary …

Pope Francis backs planned move for Scots College in Rome

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Plans to relocate the Pontifical Scots College in Rome have been backed by Pope Francis. Archbishop Leo Cushley met with the Holy Father at the Vatican on Saturday (18 September) to discuss the proposed move. Speaking after the meeting, Archbishop Cushley said: “Pope Francis expressed his full support for the intentions of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland to move the …

New Knights and Dames invested in Dundee

Press releases

At a ceremony in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Dundee, on Saturday 3rd September 2021, Bishop Stephen Robson invested 5 new Knights and 5 new Dames to the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre. The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre is a Papal Order made up of Knights and Dames. Unlike other Papal Orders, membership is not given as a reward …

A literary evening for Dundee and Perth Catenians

Catenian Association, Lay Associations, Press releases

At the start of September, the Dundee and Perth Circle of the Catenian Association returned to live meetings after eighteen months of virtual encounters on ZOOM. Gathering at Perth’s Royal George Hotel, Circle President, Sheriff Kevin Veal extended a warm welcome to the members who had joined the Circle, in blind faith, during lockdown.  Brother President Kevin said,  “The Dundee …

Scottish Government accused of ‘riding roughshod over democracy’

Abortion, Press releases

The Scottish government has been accused of breaking with convention and deliberately diminishing the views of thousands of individuals who responded to a consultation on home abortions in July. In a strongly worded critique, the Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Office, Anthony Horan has condemned the decision to nullify the responses of the majority of people who took part in …