Thursday, April 26, 2018
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NEW SAFEGUARDING GUIDELINES: On 21 May 2018, new safeguarding guidelines will come into effect within the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh and across the country’s seven other dioceses.  Read the Full Story
BISHOP BARRON TO SPEAK IN SCOTLAND: The popular Catholic communicator, author and theologian, Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles, will speak for the first time in Scotland later this year when he’ll address an audience at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on the evening of 6 September, it has been announced. Read the Full Story
REQUIESCAT IN PACE: The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh is very saddened to learn of the sudden death, Sunday 8 April, of the Reverend Michael Canon Bagan, Parish Priest of Our Lady & St Ninian in Bannockburn and Sacred Heart in Cowie. He was 64 years old. May he rest in peace. “Canon Mike Bagan was a dedicated priest who served the people of God for nearly 40 years in various roles and in numerous parishes across the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh,” said Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews & Edinburgh, 9 April, “He was a well known figure across the diocese but was particularly at home in Stirlingshire where he spent the majority of his priestly ministry.” Read the Full Story
CHURCH CLOSURE PLANS DROPPED: Archbishop Leo Cushley has dropped draft proposals to close a significant number of churches across the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh, following a two-year consultation with the people of the Archdiocese which included nearly 120 public meetings attended by over 7,000 parishioners. “If you choose to consult with parishioners and priests, then you have to listen to what they are saying and, in this instance, I was happy to be persuaded by the case that was made to me by many of our people and clergy,” said the Archbishop, Sunday 25 February, “The fact is, people are very attached to their local churches and have expressed a wish in many places to keep them.”   Read the Full Story
CURIAL APPOINTMENTS: Archbishop Cushley has nominated six priests of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh to key posts within the Archdiocesan Curia, each responsible for a particular area of evangelisation. As of 23 November 2017, the following are nominated Vicars Episcopal, with duties in the following areas: Read the Full Story
ARCHDIOCESE CONSECRATED TO IMMACULATE HEART: Archbishop Leo Cushley has consecrated the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Fatima, Portugal, upon the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance there to three local shepherd children. Read the Full Story
CURIAL REFORM BRIEFING: On Monday 7 August, Archbishop Leo Cushley announced the proposed reform of the Curia of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh. This started a period of consultation with the curial staff affected. Below is the Archbishop Cushley’s message outlining his rationale for renewing the structure of the Curia as he “endeavours to build and live a Vatican II Church” in collaboration with the clergy and laity of the Archdiocese. Appropriately, the Archbishop unveiled his proposal to the existing curial staff and was keen to reassure them that any proposed structural renewal in no way reflects upon their professional competence or commitment to the Archdiocese which is, of course, greatly valued.   Read the Full Story
HOLY MASS & CONFESSION FINDER APP LAUNCH: Beneath the dome of St Peter’s Basilica in Rome and amid the skirl of the Scottish bagpipes, Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews & Edinburgh has unveiled what is thought to be the world’s first interactive, GPS-powered, Holy Mass and Confession finder app. “This is a little bit of smart technology that could make a big impact on how the the Catholic Church brings the mercy of God and the joy of the Gospel to our contemporary world,” said the Archbishop, Tuesday 23 November in Rome. Read the Full Story
WE HAVE FOUND THE MESSIAH: On Palm Sunday 2015, Archbishop Leo Cushley unveiled his vision for the future of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh in a pastoral letter entitled We Have Found the Messiah. “My big message is that the renewal and, yes, growth of the Catholic Church in our part of Scotland is very possible but only if we create vibrant Christian communities gathered closely around Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist,” To view the film click here. Read the Full Story

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Clergy Changes

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The Archbishop has announced the following changes in the staffing of the Archdiocese:

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