• Homily for Palm Sunday

    ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’ That is how our Mass began this morning. The first thing we do today – this extraordinary day, this […]

  • Homily for the Mass of Chrism

    It’s a happy chance that our Chrism Mass this year follows on from yesterday’s solemnity, the Annunciation.  Ideally, the Chrism Mass is kept on the morning of Maundy Thursday – […]

  • Resignation of Cardinal O’Brien: Statement of Bishop Hugh

    I welcome the clear response by Pope Francis to the allegations made against Cardinal O’Brien, and the urgency of the conclusions that have been drawn. Indeed, it was the decision […]

  • Acknowledging Sin brings the World to New Hope

    I’m most grateful to Bishop John for the opportunity to contribute to his programme of catechesis. I am here with a sense of privilege and with a full heart. My […]

  • The dedication of a new statute to St John Ogilvie

    … We’re remembering tonight St John Ogilvie, born in Drum-na-Keith in 1579, died at Glasgow Cross on 10 March, 1615, 400 years ago this year. A Jesuit, a priest and […]

  • Pastoral Letter for 1st Sunday of Lent

    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As you know, the Scottish Parliament is considering a Bill to legalise assisted suicide in certain situations. It is our human, Christian and democratic […]

  • Homily for the 1st Station Mass / Mass of Election

    Around the year 600, a Spanish bishop, St Isidore of Seville, wrote a book about the liturgy of the Church. For historians, it’s a precious record of how things were […]

  • Homily for Ash Wednesday

    Lent is many things. It’s a spring-cleaning – of our lives, our souls. It’s a stock-taking. Or think of a shop getting rid of surplus stock by way of a […]


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