As we approach the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings a powerful statement has been released by the Catholic bishops of Scotland, England, and Wales. Statement on nuclear weapons from the Bishops of Scotland and England & Wales During his historic visit to Japan last year, Pope Francis declared that “the use…

New Hate Crime Bill – the freedom to disagree must be protected, say Scotland’s Bishops  Wednesday 29 July 2020 The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s new Hate Crime and Public Order Bill. In a submission to the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee the Conference has stated that any new law must…

We now have an online booking form on the Home Page of our website to enable you to register for Mass.  It’s about halfway down the page, near the pictures of All Saints Church and St. Stephen’s Church. All you need to do is complete the form, stating your name, email address, telephone number and…

15th July 2020 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I join with your Parish Priests in welcoming you back to the public celebration of Holy Mass this weekend. While offering warm greetings to those present at Mass, I extend my prayers and good wishes to those not able to come, particularly those still shielding and…

Scotland’s Catholic Bishops have welcomed the First Minister’s comments today (Thursday 9 July) on places of worship and have announced the resumption of communal worship in Catholic parishes from 15 July. Commenting on the move, the President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, Bishop Hugh Gilbert said; “Over the past month, our parishes have been…

The Scottish bishops have been approached by the Colombian Truth Commission to make an appeal to any Columbians residing in Scotland as a result of the conflict that occurred during the civil unrest with FARC. Could you ask your parishes if they know of any Columbian parishioners and pass on the info below. The Truth…

Face masks and gloves must be worn at funerals by all those attending. The maximum number of people who can attend is 15.

The Diocese has placed an online donations facility through the PAYA group on the diocesan website – www.rcdom.org.uk. By clicking on the link on the web site, you are taken to another page which highlights four Diocesan funds for contributions and the option to choose any of the parishes in the diocese too, by simply typing in four letters…

This new law could affect abortion provision in Scotland so please make your voice heard Last year MPs at Westminster voted to impose an extreme abortion regime on the people of Northern Ireland. This was despite all MPs representing Northern Ireland opposing the move. The UK Parliament will soon debate the new legislation and it…

Ecumenically, this is a very important week. We celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) and remember again the 25th Anniversary of “ Ut Unum Sint”, furthermore, we continue with our weekly commitment to praying with Scottish Christians for an end to the pandemic afflicting our…

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