Pope Francis backs planned move for Scots College in Rome

Press releases

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 …

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 …

Responsibility and Respect for Others in the Body of Christ – A short guide for parishes beyond Level Zero

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On Monday 9th August the Scottish Government lifted almost every restriction that has shaped parish life since March 2020. What does this mean for your parish? The government guidance continues to promote the following: –  maintaining good hand hygiene- everyone should sanitise their hands on entering and leaving the Church –  practising respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette –  wearing face coverings …

Blairs opens new interactive museum

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Blairs Museum, Scotland’s National Catholic Museum has launched a brand-new website featuring an interactive virtual museum and shop, thanks to funding from the Scottish Government’s “Museum Recovery and Resilience Fund” established to protect Scotland’s culture and heritage sectors from the impacts of Covid-19.  The new website unites all the collections of the Scottish Catholic Heritage Collections Trust Museum, and the …