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Post  Annabel on Mon 30 Apr - 18:37

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/News/Dundee/article/22459/dundee-s-catholic-church-sends-message-of-support-to-former-city-student-kate-mccann.html

Dundee's Catholic Church sends message of support to former city student Kate McCann

The Roman Catholic Church in Dundee has expressed support for Kate McCann ahead of the fifth anniversary of the disappearance of daughter Madeleine.


By Andrew Argo
Published in the Courier : 30.04.12
Published online : 30.04.12 @ 04.40pm



Kate McCann studied medicine at Dundee University, graduating in 1992, and is understood to have closely followed her Catholic faith while a student in the city.

A spokesman for the Diocese of Dunkeld said: ''Anyone would pray for the parents of a missing child irrespective of their faith or belief. Madeleine McCann touched the hearts of everyone and especially in Dundee because her mother studied and gained her medical degree here.

''In a way this brings Madeleine's disappearance closer to home because we can identify with her mother as she lived for a spell in Dundee.''

Although her residence in Dundee was some 20 years ago, it is understood Kate regularly attended mass in the city.

The spokesman added: ''She is in our prayers.''

Originally from Liverpool, Kate Marie Healy came to Dundee University on leaving school and after five years of study at Ninewells Hospital she graduated with a MB ChB degree in 1992.

She initially specialised to become a gynaecologist but later became an anaesthetist. She met her husband Gerry McCann while employed at the Western Infirmary in Glasgow and they were married in 1998.

They had family and settled in Leicestershire where Kate became a GP and Gerry took up a post as a cardiologist. Since Madeleine's disappearance Kate gave up her practice and Gerry scaled back to working three days a week.

Born in 2003, Madeleine disappeared on May 3 2007 from the resort of Praia de Luz in the Portuguese Algarve where her family had gone for a holiday.

Scotland Yard detectives have been brought in and last week said they had uncovered new information to suggest Madeleine could be alive and living with her abductor. The senior officer leading an investigative review called on Portuguese police to reopen the case

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Post  Lillyofthevalley on Mon 30 Apr - 19:35

Oh my, this is getting out of hand, the McCanns egos are going to burst if this love fest carrys on.

This review by SY and what Redwood has had to say recently has fanned the McCanns egos and imo they will really feel they are invincible!!!!!

(Or could this be what SY/PJ want?)

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Post  almostgothic on Mon 30 Apr - 19:46

Yes, I'm sure that Hot Lips Healy, as she was known then, 'closely followed her Catholic faith while a student in the city'.

Why no-one ever nicknamed her Hot Gospel Healy I'll never know ...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-483392/Kate-McCann-renowned-alcoholic-binges-university.html

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Post  Lillyofthevalley on Mon 30 Apr - 19:57

AG

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Post  interested on Mon 30 Apr - 20:08

I notice that article in the Mail online states, Hot Lips Healy "led the rest of her colleagues astray". That makes it easier to see how the McCanns could lead their travelling companions (colleagues) astray.......they were and continue to be practiced manipulators.

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Post  Bobsy on Mon 30 Apr - 20:15

And Gerry only works three days a week now, and Kate not working money must be tight, silly me I forgot about the fund for a moment then.

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Post  AnnaEsse on Mon 30 Apr - 20:21

Without wishing any offence to genuine Catholics here, Kate McCann makes me glad I was not brought up as one.

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Post  cherry1 on Mon 30 Apr - 21:11

Lorraine Kelly lives in Dundee and was made the first female rector of the University.-

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Post  Guest on Mon 30 Apr - 21:17

rect.... what?

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Post  cherry1 on Mon 30 Apr - 21:25

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Post  AnnaEsse on Mon 30 Apr - 22:09

cherry1 wrote:Lorraine Kelly lives in Dundee and was made the first female rector of the University.-

That was a fine seat of learning!

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Post  Claudia79 on Mon 30 Apr - 23:25

almostgothic wrote:Yes, I'm sure that Hot Lips Healy, as she was known then, 'closely followed her Catholic faith while a student in the city'.

Why no-one ever nicknamed her Hot Gospel Healy I'll never know ...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-483392/Kate-McCann-renowned-alcoholic-binges-university.html


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Post  Justiceforallkids on Tue 1 May - 6:59

Claudia79 wrote:
almostgothic wrote:Yes, I'm sure that Hot Lips Healy, as she was known then, 'closely followed her Catholic faith while a student in the city'.

Why no-one ever nicknamed her Hot Gospel Healy I'll never know ...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-483392/Kate-McCann-renowned-alcoholic-binges-university.html


sounds like much has not changed!!!!

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Post  fred on Tue 1 May - 8:05

You can't make this up. Leave your kids alone, lose one then become an Internation effing celebrity, with every well known crackpot supporting you,

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Post  yask27 on Tue 1 May - 8:13

A boozer and a sha##er.

Very Catholic.

Does the pope know.

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Post  Thistledown on Tue 1 May - 8:39

Oh my

All the anti-catholic sentiment pouring forth on this thread.

TUT TUT.

so we're all promiscuous binge drinking child neglectors now are we?

I'll get my mum to pray for you all at mass this morning, i'll call her once ive opened my second bottle of wine and shagged the postie.

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Post  AnnaEsse on Tue 1 May - 8:42

Thistledown wrote:Oh my

All the anti-catholic sentiment pouring forth on this thread.

TUT TUT.

so we're all promiscuous binge drinking child neglectors now are we?

I'll get my mum to pray for you all at mass this morning, i'll call her once ive opened my second bottle of wine and shagged the postie.

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No one has generalised in that way apart from you. I'm not Catholic, but most of my family are and I wouldn't dream of insulting them. They know what their religion is about and it's not just a prop for the viewing public.

Please keep your posts clean, decent and refrain from insulting other members.

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Post  Thistledown on Tue 1 May - 8:46

yask27 wrote:A boozer and a sha##er.

Very Catholic.

Does the pope know.

annaesse, between this quote from yask and yours which states you're glad you weren't brought up a catholic i'm afraid you caused offence.

as for keeping it clean I only repeated what yask said. Please refrain from speaking to me like a child when it's you who caused the offence in the first place.

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Post  AnnaEsse on Tue 1 May - 10:43

Thistledown wrote:
yask27 wrote:A boozer and a sha##er.

Very Catholic.

Does the pope know.

annaesse, between this quote from yask and yours which states you're glad you weren't brought up a catholic i'm afraid you caused offence.

as for keeping it clean I only repeated what yask said. Please refrain from speaking to me like a child when it's you who caused the offence in the first place.

I believe if you look, you will find that yask has inserted ##. Did I say I wasn't brought up a Catholic?

ETA: Just checked! Yes, I said I wasn't brought up a Catholic, but my father was Catholic and so are most of my family. I am the moderator here, not you. Please remember that. Being glad that I wasn't brought up as a Catholic is not generalising about that faith nor insulting anyone who is glad to belong to it. I am glad I'm not gay, but that is not an insult to anyone who is. I'm glad I'm not English too, but my children are.

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The power of faith

Post  Annabel on Tue 1 May - 11:54

http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/opinion/anne-pickles/the-power-of-faith-1.949458?referrerPath=opinion/ross_brewster

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Opinion
Anne Pickles

The power of faith

Published at 11:25, Tuesday, 01 May 2012

No two ways about it, the statistical chances now of finding missing Madeleine McCann hover somewhere between slim and nil.

But if any should choose to doubt the all-consuming power of absolute faith, they should look in awe to her parents, Gerry and Kate McCann, who have never – not even for a moment – doubted they will be reunited with their daughter.

They’ll have no truck with statistics.

Only a parent who has lost a child to tragedy could begin to appreciate the pain that loss involves.

Only a parent could dare to imagine which scenario might be preferable – knowing a loved one is safely at peace or clinging to a grain of hope that he or she will one day be home again.

In reality, the McCanns have precious little on which to build their hopes.

A new computer-generated photo, words of comforting encouragement from Scotland Yard. It doesn’t amount to much.

But in the five years since little Maddie left their lives so suddenly, they have constructed a worldwide conscience-case with ability to move mountains.

They will not give up.

They will never stop searching for their daughter.

It’s impossible not to be moved by their determination for longed reunion.

Unconditional love, the kind that recognises no obstacles, accepts no barriers and fights fiercely for its own sake is irresistible.

It can move mountains. Faith of this unquestioning nature has changed the world.

Gerry and Kate McCann have invested all their faith in that power. And frankly, it would seem rudely limited and less than human not to want to do the same – to share their faith.

Police in Portugal do not.

They have said they can find no good reason to reopen the case of missing Madeleine.

They want no more to do with the distraught parents nor with what is believed to be new evidence for investigation.

And former home secretary Alan Johnson didn’t help when he said he wasn’t surprised there was “some resentment” towards the family in Portugal.

Maybe he was right. Desperation, faith and unconditional love are difficult forces to deal with.

They bring screams of frustration at perceived inaction. They combine to produce criticism and are translated too readily as hysterical obsession. A kind of madness.

But what parent in their position wouldn’t act in precisely the same way?

What mother wouldn’t claw ferociously at anyone or anything standing in the way of her holding her lost baby in her arms again?

Police here have refused to say what new evidence they have to suggest Maddie McCann was abducted by a stranger from the family’s holiday flat in Praia da Luz and is still alive.

But their conviction will raise hopes in many who had feared the worst for Maddie.

Not so Gerry and Kate.

For them the flame of hope and conviction has never faltered. And if absolute faith can change the world, it can surely bring a little girl home again to unconditional love.

Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

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Post  Guest on Tue 1 May - 11:59

"No two ways about it, the statistical chances now of finding missing Madeleine McCann hover somewhere between slim and nil."


True - but the statistical chances can be turned into absolute success simply by asking one of between two and nine people to specify her location.

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Post  AnnaEsse on Tue 1 May - 12:02

Annabel wrote:http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/opinion/anne-pickles/the-power-of-faith-1.949458?referrerPath=opinion/ross_brewster

News & Star
Opinion
Anne Pickles

The power of faith

Published at 11:25, Tuesday, 01 May 2012

No two ways about it, the statistical chances now of finding missing Madeleine McCann hover somewhere between slim and nil.

But if any should choose to doubt the all-consuming power of absolute faith, they should look in awe to her parents, Gerry and Kate McCann, who have never – not even for a moment – doubted they will be reunited with their daughter.

They’ll have no truck with statistics.

Only a parent who has lost a child to tragedy could begin to appreciate the pain that loss involves.

Only a parent could dare to imagine which scenario might be preferable – knowing a loved one is safely at peace or clinging to a grain of hope that he or she will one day be home again.

In reality, the McCanns have precious little on which to build their hopes.

A new computer-generated photo, words of comforting encouragement from Scotland Yard. It doesn’t amount to much.

But in the five years since little Maddie left their lives so suddenly, they have constructed a worldwide conscience-case with ability to move mountains.

They will not give up.

They will never stop searching for their daughter.

It’s impossible not to be moved by their determination for longed reunion.

Unconditional love, the kind that recognises no obstacles, accepts no barriers and fights fiercely for its own sake is irresistible.

It can move mountains. Faith of this unquestioning nature has changed the world.

Gerry and Kate McCann have invested all their faith in that power. And frankly, it would seem rudely limited and less than human not to want to do the same – to share their faith.

Police in Portugal do not.

They have said they can find no good reason to reopen the case of missing Madeleine.

They want no more to do with the distraught parents nor with what is believed to be new evidence for investigation.

And former home secretary Alan Johnson didn’t help when he said he wasn’t surprised there was “some resentment” towards the family in Portugal.

Maybe he was right. Desperation, faith and unconditional love are difficult forces to deal with.

They bring screams of frustration at perceived inaction. They combine to produce criticism and are translated too readily as hysterical obsession. A kind of madness.

But what parent in their position wouldn’t act in precisely the same way?

What mother wouldn’t claw ferociously at anyone or anything standing in the way of her holding her lost baby in her arms again?

Police here have refused to say what new evidence they have to suggest Maddie McCann was abducted by a stranger from the family’s holiday flat in Praia da Luz and is still alive.

But their conviction will raise hopes in many who had feared the worst for Maddie.

Not so Gerry and Kate.

For them the flame of hope and conviction has never faltered. And if absolute faith can change the world, it can surely bring a little girl home again to unconditional love.

Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Words! And words need to be backed by action. If the McCanns are so full of hope, why don't their actions match this? Why sit in their apartment on the night their daughter disappeared instead of being out there looking? Why not make sure they hired teams of private detectives who had experience of looking for missing children? Why not visit those lawless villages, where their daughter could be living in a hellish lair? Their actions don't match their fine words.

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Post  almostgothic on Tue 1 May - 12:08

But their conviction will raise hopes in many who had feared the worst for Maddie.

Ahem.
You can say that again!

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Good one - didn't spot that first time around

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Post  Claudia79 on Tue 1 May - 18:17

Thistledown wrote:Oh my

All the anti-catholic sentiment pouring forth on this thread.

TUT TUT.

so we're all promiscuous binge drinking child neglectors now are we?

I'll get my mum to pray for you all at mass this morning, i'll call her once ive opened my second bottle of wine and shagged the postie.

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I was raised a Catholic. All my family is Catholic and I find your post ridiculous.
Btw, Kate is as much a Catholic as I'm a Queen.

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