Bishop Joseph Toal

Rt. Rev. Joseph Toal is Bishop of Argyll & the Isles

Content Posted by Bishop Joseph Toal

A Reflection from Bishop Joseph

  • 30-10-2010
Those of us who travelled to Rome last week felt very privileged and blessed to attend the Mass of Canonisation for St Mary of the Cross MacKillop and the other five proclaimed as saints...

The Scottish Connection

  • 30-10-2010

Although born in Melbourne in 1842, Mary MacKillop’s family background is closely connected to the Highlands. Her father, Alexander, born in Perthshire, spent part of his early childhood in the Roy Bridge area, was a student for the priesthood in Blairs College, Aberdeen and the Pontifical Scots College, Rome, and then emigrated to Australia in 1838. Her mother, Flora MacDonald, was born in Fort William in 1816, and lived there until she left for Australia with her parents and siblings in 1840.

Reflections on the Papal Visit and Beyond

  • 12-10-2010
As I returned home last week from the wonderful experience of having participated in most of the events during the Papal Visit, firstly in Edinburgh and Glasgow and then in London and Birmingham I thought I was especially important to reflect on the Address of the Holy Father to the Bishops of Scotland, England and Wales at Oscott College on Sunday 19th September.....

The Papal Visit 2010: A Perspective from the Diocese ofArgyll & the Isles

  • 12-10-2010

The 16th September 2010 turned out to be a day of great joy for the Catholic Church in Scotland, and for many other people of our country

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