We must fight the ‘culture of death’

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Each year, around the Feast of the Visitation of our Lady, the Catholic Church in Scotland celebrates the Day for Life, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage, and in every condition. Human life is a sacred and precious gift from God and must be treated with the upmost respect. …

Youth Mass at the Cathedral

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Dunkeld Diocese celebrated the launch of its Diocesan Youth Music and Animation Team (DYMAAT) at the evening Mass in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Dundee, on Sunday 25th June 2017,  where Bishop Stephen Robson, was the main celebrant along with several other Priest’s and Deacons of the diocese. Bishop Stephen also thanked Frankie McGuire for his years of work with the Dunkeld …

Annual Scalan Mass

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On Sunday 2nd July 2017, Bishop Joseph Toal celebrated Mass, with priests from across the country, at the historic Seminary at Scalan, near Tomintoul. Hidden deep in the Braes of Glenlivet, the Scalan seminary is arguably one of the most significant sites of historical interest in Scotland for the Church.The old College of Scalan, (named after the Gaelic sgalan, meaning …

Celebrations mark Fr Mike’s 40th anniversary

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Parishioners from St Bernadette’s, Tullibody and the surrounding parishes gathered to celebrate Fr Mike Freyne’s 40th anniversary. Fr Mike was joined by Bishop Stephen and many of his fellow priests for the occasion.

New chaplain appointed to Dundee and Abertay Universities

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Bishop Stephen has announced the appointment of Fr Gregory Murphy OP as Chaplain to the University Catholics of the University Catholics of Dundee and Abertay as from the beginning of September of this year in succession to Fr Michael Carrie. He will be assisted by Deacon Charles Hendry and two of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Fr …

New Vicar Episcopal for Education

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Bishop Stephen has announced the appointment of the important post of Vicar Episcopal for Education, in succession to Mgr Ken McCaffrey. The new Vicar Episcopal will be Fr Tom Shields PhB STL PhD. Fr Tom will be eminently qualified for this post with his academic and pastoral background and be able to fullfil this ministry of support in the Diocese …

Church hits back at ‘non-inclusive’ Tweet

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The Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Office, Anthony Horan has sent a copy of the Catholic church’s anti bullying strategy to Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale, after a controversial Tweet in which she suggested “inclusive education” was not supported in Catholic schools. In a message to the Labour leader, Anthony Horan said; “Catholic schools challenge discrimination and bullying on any …

Scottish Parliament examines culture of fear for those with a faith

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Giving evidence to the Equalities and Human Rights Committee of the Scottish Parliament today (15th June 2017) Anthony Horan, Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Office claimed; “a culture of fear prevents people from being open about their faith.” Mr Horan who was giving evidence to MSP’s on the topic of bullying and harassment in schools, with an emphasis on anti-religious …

Church responds to BMA Motion on Abortion

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In a letter to Scotland’s catholic parishes, the Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Office, Anthony Horan has urged catholic members of the BMA to sign an open letter to the organisation urging delegates to the BMA conference next Tuesday (27 June) to reject a motion calling for abortion to be decriminalised. In the latter Anthony Horan points out that support …

Candidacy Mass for Andrew Marshall

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On Pentecost Sunday, a group of 4th Year seminarians at St Mary’s College, Oscott, were accepted as Candidates for Holy Orders. Among them was Andrew Marshall, a seminarian for the diocese of Dunkeld. During the Mass celebrated by Bishop Peter Doyle of Northampton, Andrew was officially accepted as a candidate by the Church, this is a major milestone in his …