16/10/2017 11:44 am

Vigils of Prayer - 50 Years of the Abortion Act

On 27 October 2017 marks 50 years since the 1967 Abortion Act was passed in England, Scotland and Wales. At this time, we will pray for and remember all lives lost before birth and offer practical and emotional support to women and men who are worried and concerned about an unexpected pregnancy. 

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16/10/2017 4:00 pm

CTS Onefifties - A collection of classic titles to celebrate the 150th birthday of CTS Publishers

To mark 150 years of publishing, the Catholic Truth Society is releasing a new series from its extensive archives. On 16 October 2017 the first 25 titles will be released in print and ebook and the series will continue through 2018 taking us from Victorian England to the two great wars, from the certainties of 19th century piety to the 1968 sexual revolution. The 64-page minibooks will be in classic CTS pocket-size format, and priced at 150p to mark the anniversary.

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12/10/2017 12:00 pm

The Art of Dying Well wins Digital Audio prize at the Jerusalem Awards

The Art of Dying Well and its podcast series won the Jerusalem Award for digital audio at an awards ceremony held last night, Wednesday 11 October, at BAFTA, Piccadilly London.

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11/10/2017 10:29 am

Bishop: Unacceptable that minority groups are confronted by systemic racism, discrimination and inequality

The Lead Bishop for Racial Justice for the Catholic Church in England and Wales, the Rt Revd Paul McAleenan, responds to the publication of the government audit on the different experiences of people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. 

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09/10/2017 5:34 pm

Norfolk convent welcomes 'party girls' for new TV documentary

The Daughters of Divine Charity in Swaffham are set to feature in a new high-profile four-part TV documentary on Channel 5 called Bad Habits when five 'party girls' are sent to the Norfolk Convent for two weeks.

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06/10/2017 11:49 am

Child Dignity Declaration seeks to awaken world to realities of internet's impact on children

Pope Francis has met with delegates attending a four-day world congress on 'Child Dignity in the Digital World' and was presented with the group's final declaration containing 13 separate calls to action. 

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04/10/2017 6:00 pm

Memorial Mass for HE Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, RIP

Cardinal Vincent Nichols celebrated a Memorial Mass for his predecessor Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor in Westminster Cathedral in the presence of HRH the Princess Royal, Princess Anne, other members of the Royal Family, members of the clergy and hundreds of the faithful who regarded Cardinal Cormac with such affection.

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04/10/2017 4:00 pm

Statement of the Heads of the Christian Churches in the Kurdistan Region on the Referendum Crisis

In the aftermath of the last regime change, the Iraqi Christians have been exposed to a continued series of painful attacks. These began with the attacks by Al-Qaida, through those of the Islamic party militias, to gangs belonging to organized crime, and ending with the gangs of ISIS, which forcefully displaced our people from Mosul and the Plain of Nineveh. During this time the successive governments that came to power after 2003 failed to defend and safeguard the Christian component of the Iraqi citizens, and failed to protect their legal rights. This has led to the emigration of many Iraqi Christians. At present, our future does not appear to hold any good for us, nor does it indicate a continuation of Christian existence in this part of the world where Christianity has existed since the first century AD. 

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Pope sends message to Apostleship of Sea congress in Taiwan

Pope Francis has sent a message to the 24th World Congress of the Apostleship of the Sea which is taking place this week in the Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung. In the message, signed by Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the pope says he hopes the congress will serve to strengthen all those who support people living and working at sea.

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29/09/2017 3:00 pm

Pope to focus on “fake news” in message for World Communications Day 2018‎

Pope Francis will focus on the harmful effects of fake news against journalism for peace, in his message for peace for World Communications Day next year. ““The truth will set you free” (Jn 8:32). Fake news and journalism for peace,” the Pope announced with a post on Twitter.

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02/10/2017 12:00 pm

Pope Francis prays for victims of Las Vegas shooting

Pope Francis has expressed his “spiritual closeness” to victims of the deadly shooting in Las Vegas, which left more than fifty people dead, and hundreds more wounded.

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29/09/2017 7:00 pm

100 years of the Balfour Declaration - Bishop Declan Lang joins host of eminent speakers

Bishop Declan Lang will join a host of eminent speakers discussing the Balfour Declaration on Tuesday 31 October 2017 in Methodist Central Hall, Westminster

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26/09/2017 3:00 pm

Bishops visit European Union to deepen links with the Church in Europe

Bishops from England and Wales met with representatives from European Union institutions to listen and convey issues of concern at a key time in negotiations for the UK's exit.

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21/09/2017 12:00 pm

Archbishop Gallagher at UN: combating slavery is a priority

The Vatican has told a United Nations meeting in New York that the fight against forced labour, slavery and human trafficking is one of the defining priorities of Pope Francis’ papacy.

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20/09/2017 12:00 pm

New Taskforce launched to fight scandal of Slavery

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, chaired the first Evening Standard round table on modern slavery.

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19/09/2017 11:18 am

Bishop echoes Pope Francis’ call for prayer and action to support Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims

The lead Bishop for international affairs, the Rt Revd Declan Lang, has urged Catholics in England and Wales to take up Pope Francis’ call for prayer and action to support Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims. 

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15/09/2017 3:02 pm

Cardinal Nichols offers prayers for victims of Parsons Green explosion

Following the terrorist act on a train at Parsons Green Underground Station, 15 September, Archbishop of Westminster Cardinal Vincent Nichols has issued the following statement. 

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30/08/2017 3:49 pm

Pope supports October conference on religious education and formation for people with disabilities

The Kairos Forum - a UK-based organisation that responds proactively to the spiritual and religious needs of people with disabilities - is partnering with the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization to run a global conference in Rome to help people with disabilities fully engage in the life of the Catholic Church.

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13/09/2017 12:29 pm

Archbishop's Homily: "Cormac was a priest to his fingertips"

The Most Revd George Stack, Archbishop of Cardiff, has preached the homily at the Funeral Mass of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor in Westminster Cathedral. 

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12/09/2017 5:31 pm

Archbishop Longley's Sermon: Solemn Vespers for Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor's Funeral Rites

The Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, delivered the sermon at the Solemn Vespers in Westminster Cathedral, with Cardinal Vincent Nichols presiding, as part of the Funeral Rites for Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor.

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