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 …

First Anniversary Mass – Mgr Hendry

Press releases

Bishop Stephen Robson and Mgr Ken McCaffrey will celebrate Mass at Ss Peter & Paul’s RC Church, Dundee, for the repose of the soul of Mgr Hendry on the First Anniversary of his death – at 7pm on Friday 30th April. The Mass will be live-streamed on the parish YouTube Channel for those who are unable to attend in person. …

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 …

Blairs Museum reopens with over 500 years of Catholic heritage

Dunkeld News

The Blairs Museum in Aberdeen will reopen on Friday 30th April 2021, after an extended period of closure arising from the COVID pandemic. Blairs Museum offers a unique insight into Scotland’s Catholic history and heritage with spectacular collections spanning more than 500 years it is located on South Deeside Road, Blairs, Aberdeen, housed in part of the former national junior seminary.  …

Pro-Life examines Dundee candidates’ voting intentions

Press releases

Election candidates from the main parties have being interviewed recently on the subject of their voting intentions on pro-life issues.  Dundee’s Clare McGraw told Dunkeld News, “This is usually distributed in the form of a leaflet available at the church doors.  As this will be near-impossible this year, you are inviting people to share this information via their social media …

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 …