Pope’s letter about WYD

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Dear Young Friends, We continue our spiritual pilgrimage toward Krakow, where in July 2016 the next international World Youth Day will be held. As our guide for the journey we have chosen the Beatitudes. Last year we reflected on the beatitude of the poor in spirit, within the greater context of the Sermon on the Mount. Together we discovered the …

Bishop’s Diary

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BISHOP STEPHEN ROBSON’S APPOINTMENTS Week beginning 21st February 2015 SATURDAY, 21st FEBRUARY Demonstration of SPRED (Religious Education for persons with learning difficulties) St Ninian Pastoral Centre, Lawside, Dundee 11.00-15.00 SUNDAY, 22nd FEBRUARY Morning – Pastoral Visit and Confirmations, St Thomas’ Arbroath; 3pm – Rite of Election, Cathedral, Dundee ; SUNDAY 22nd-TUESDAY 24th FEBRUARY Visit to St Mary’s Seminary, Oscott, Birmingham …

Special Envoy at St John Ogilvie Mass

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Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor – the former Archbishop of Westminster – has been asked by the Holy Father to be his special envoy at the celebrations which will involve Solemn Vespers at St Aloysius Church, Glasgow at 7.30pm on March 9 and a Mass in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Glasgow at 7.30pm on March 10, St John Ogilvie’s feast day. John …

3 person embryos – Bishop Keenan

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Following the vote in the House of Commons (Tuesday 3rd February) to allow 3 person embryos, Bishop John Keenan, the Bishop of Paisley said; “The proposed techniques fail on a number of ethical grounds which should concern us all: they destroy human life, since in order to construct a disease free embryo, two healthy ones will have to be destroyed. …

Beyond the stats

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A quick glance at the ‘religion’ section of the UK’s most recent census, 2012, makes interesting reading. It would appear that for years we have been underestimating our Catholic population in Scotland. Our Catholic community has of course been enlarged by immigration over the years, we knew that. What we didn’t know was that in an age of declining membership …

Pope’s Lenten Message

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Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each communities and every believer. Above all it is a “time of grace” (2Cor 6:2). God does not ask of us anything that he himself has not first given us. “We love because he first has loved us” (1Jn 4:19). He is not aloof from us. Each …

Extraordinary Form Mass

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Shortly after Bishop Stephen came to the Diocese last year he was asked to consider permitting and promoting the celebrating the Extraordinary Form of the Mass in the Diocese (the so called ‘Vetus Ordo’ or the ‘Old Mass’). Extraordinary Form of the Mass has never been abrogated (forbidden) though it was largely disused or restricted in the Church since the …

Prayers for Asia Bibi

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Prayer – Information –  Action Please join Aid to the the Church in Need in prayer this month and ask God to protect the Christian people in Pakistan who are suffering discrimination and oppression because of their faith: Heavenly Father, you know all of those who suffer in your name. We ask that you be with the Christians in Pakistan and encourage …

Bishop’s Newsletter December 2014

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Download Bishop Robson’s latest newsletter. The Season of Advent has been for us each year a Season of waiting, attention; A Season of anticipation, a Season of longing and a Season of desire.  Waiting, anticipation, longing and desire for the Lord to come to us!  During Advent we have remembered the promise that the Lord will come at the end …