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2 July
Jul 2
02nd July 2019

Tuesday 2 July 2019   The Catholic Church in Scotland will welcome five more candidates into the priesthood in July.   Deacons Mark O’Donnell, Kevin Lawrie and Kieran Hamilton will be ordained for the Diocese of Motherwell; Deacon William McQuillan will be ordained for the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh; and Deacon Ronald Campbell will be ordained for the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles.   Six of Scotland’s eight dioceses will receive men into the priesthood in 2019, bringing the total number of ordinations this year to ten.   Commenting on the news, Bishop John Keenan, President of Priests for Scotland said:   “I am delighted that the Catholic Church in Scotla...

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3 June
Jun 3
03rd June 2019

3rd June 2019   Homily delivered by Bishop Joseph Toal, Bishop of Motherwell, during the Funeral Mass for Bishop Emeritus Joseph Devine, at Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral, Motherwell on Monday 3rd June 2019   A few moments ago, we listened to a beautiful passage from the Book of Revelation, the Apocalypse, and the image of the new eternal Jerusalem from St John’s Vision, gave us a picture of the Church in heaven which then reflects onto its structure here on earth. The temple is the Lord with the Lamb by his side - through the Lamb worship and glory is offered to God and all the sacrificial offerings due to God and expressed in the one eternal offering of the Lamb. The new Jerusalem ...

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1 June
Jun 1
01st June 2019

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ   From a like to an Amen– From social network communities to the human community   In his message for World Communications Day this year, Pope Francis returns to the theme of the internet and the world of social communications, reminding us that no matter what technology might offer us the human person does not want to be left isolated and alone. I urge you to read his text in full, which is available on the website of the Catholic Media Office at www.scmo.org.   In his letter, Pope Francis draws our attention to an ambivalence in social media that we have begun to experience ourselves. We appreciate greatly that online sources represent...

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