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The Scottish Catholic Historical Association and the Scottish Catholic Heritage Collections Trust are delighted to co-host:

Mary Queen of Scots: An Afterlife

Presented by Dr Steven J Reid of the University of Glasgow

10th February 2021, 5:00pm Via Zoom

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Bishop Hugh Gilbert, the Bishop of Aberdeen and President of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland, was the main concelebrant at Archbishop Philip's Requiem Mass, and was joined by Mgr Hugh Bradley (Archdiocesan Administrator) and Canon Gerry Tartaglia (Archbishop Philip's brother).

Bishop Hugh's lovely homily is reproduced below:

“Anyone who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I shall raise him up on the last day.”

There are so many settings in which to have known Archbishop Philip: as a member of his family, or in his school and student days, in Rome, in the seminaries and parishes he served, as Bishop of Paisley and Archbishop of Glasgow. There were the many circles he moved in: of ecumenical dialogue, Catholic education about which he was so engaged and realistic, the civic life of Glasgow, not forgetting its sport. So many people touched by him, so many aspects to a life, so many perspectives to view it from. Three score years and ten. Our memories are fragments of a greater whole, and that whole – the mystery of a person - is in the mind and hands of God. “On the earth the broken arcs, in the heaven a perfect round.”

Today, in Christ, we remember Philip’s life, we give thanks for it and we pray for its completion and the comfort of the bereaved. We bring him and ourselves before God in a literal and metaphorical great Eucharistic prayer of hope and affection.

Following the death of Archbishop Tartaglia, and in accordance with the rules laid down by the Church’s Code of Canon Law, the College of Consultors of the Archdiocese has elected a Diocesan Administrator.

The new Administrator of the Archdiocese will be Monsignor Hugh Canon Bradley, who has served until now as Vicar General under Archbishop Philip.

Mgr Hugh, having made the required Profession of Faith, now assumes day-to-day control of the functioning of the Archdiocese until the Holy Father, Pope Francis, names a new Archbishop of Glasgow.

A native of Croy, Mgr Hugh was ordained by the late Cardinal Winning in 1989 and holds ecclesiastical degrees in philosophy, theology and Church history from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome as well as a BA from Strathclyde University in Glasgow.

Mgr Hugh is currently Parish Priest of the historic old parish of Holy Cross, Crosshill, but has a wealth of administrative experience, having served as an official at the Congregation for Catholic Education at the Vatican, General Secretary of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, and latterly as Vicar General of the Archdiocese.

It is with the greatest sorrow that we announce the death of our Archbishop.

The Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia, has died suddenly at his home in Glasgow. He was 70 years old.

Archbishop Tartaglia, who had served as Archbishop of Glasgow since 2012, had tested positive for COVID 19 shortly after Christmas and was self-isolating at home. The cause of death is not yet clear.

The Archbishop had served as leader of Scotland’s largest Catholic community since 2012.

The Pope’s Ambassador to Great Britain, Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti has been informed.

It will be for Pope Francis to appoint a new Archbishop to succeed Archbishop Tartaglia, but until then the Archdiocese will be overseen by an administrator.

My dear brothers and sisters, the first thing I want to say is that this Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph is a feast of Christmas. When Mary and Joseph took their firstborn son to the Temple in Jerusalem to consecrate him to God, their meeting with Simeon and Anna in the Temple seemed to endorse the mystery of their child’s identity. Simeon and Anna rejoiced over the baby whom they recognised as the saviour of Israel and as the light of the world.

Mary knew that her son was unique. She knew that Jesus “was born not out of human stock, or urge of the flesh or will of man but of God himself”. Joseph too was given the grace to understand that the child born of his wife was conceived by the Holy Spirit and would be called the Emmanuel, God with us.

So on the Feast of the Holy Family, we once again joyfully and thankfully celebrate the mystery of Christmas and renew our faith in Jesus as the Incarnate Son and as the saviour who frees us from sin and death and leads us to eternal life. The Feast of the Holy Family, then, is by no means a sentimental or sugary adjunct to the festive season but is a joyful celebration of the Christmas mystery itself.

Technology offers us the possibility of assisting at Mass even when we cannot be physically present.

Even though it is now possible to celebrate Mass with a congregation once more, strict limits mean not all who would wish to go to Mass can find a place. Therefore parishes will continue to reach out through digital means to those who cannot come to church.

Parishes offering live stream liturgies are as follows:

 

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