Silent Vigil witnesses to 9 million UK abortions since 1967

Pro Life

SPUC Dundee branch (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children) held the 17th consecutive annual silent vigil to commemorate the passing of the 1967 Abortion Act on 22nd October in Dundee City Centre.  It was a smaller event than usual due to the current restriction on public gatherings.  ‘We chose not to advertise the event more widely this year but didn’t …

In God’s Image – revision

Safeguarding

We are revisingIN GOD’S IMAGEthe Safeguarding Policy Manual ofthe Catholic Church in Scotland.We welcome all commentsthat will help us to improve our Safeguarding practice. Please provide your comments onlineby 30th November 2020:bit.ly/3cuTsnP WHAT IS IT?IN GOD’S IMAGE is the Safeguarding Policy Manual of the Catholic Church in Scotland, first published in March 2018. It is now being reviewed to ensure …

Auchterarder stoic in response to COVID-19

Press releases

Since the churches unlocked their doors in July, the parishioners of Our Lady’s in Auchterarder have opted to celebrate Mass outdoors. Their small Church can only accommodate eight family places whilst maintaining social distancing restrictions. Parishioner, David Homewood, said, “Every Sunday and Wednesday, Mass has been celebrated outside in the elements come wind, rain or sunshine.  Even the 4 ‘umbrella’ Masses have …

Parliament News

Press release

      Catholic Parliamentary Office    E-Newsletter October 2020 Bishop Stephen highlighted the work being carried out by the Catholic Parliamentary Office and commended its diligence in the face of fast moving changes that are taking place – particularly during these days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Catholic Parliamentary Office is an agency of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland and its role is to …

Safeguarding statement 2020

Safeguarding

 In May 2018, the Bishops of Scotland published the document ‘In God’s Image’ as an “Instruction on Safeguarding for implementation in all Catholic canonical jurisdictions in Scotland and by all other groups and organisations in Scotland subject to a legitimate canonical authority of the Catholic Church”.  For the public, and for Catholic faith communities in particular, it was written to …