25/05/2018 10:30 am

Safeguarding Annual Report

The National Catholic Safeguarding Commission has today, 25 May 2018, published its Annual Report for 2017. 

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24/05/2018 12:00 pm

Appointment of Fr Michael Fava QHC as Deputy Chaplain-General of the Army

On 18 May 2018 the Military Secretariat announced the appointment of Fr Michael Fava QHC, priest of the Diocese of Portsmouth, to be the next Deputy Chaplain-General to Her Majesty’s Land Forces Army from November 2018. The role, in direct support of the Chaplain-General, is effectively that of Head of Army Chaplaincy Personnel, in the rank of Brigadier (or ‘one star’). This selection is the first time that a Catholic Chaplain has reached such an appointment in any of the three Services.

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23/05/2018 5:36 pm

Building trust to fight human trafficking

Trust is the key component in fighting human trafficking was the central message from Cardinal Nichols to delegates at a United Nations conference this week. 

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22/05/2018 6:08 pm

Prioritise the eradication of human trafficking, Cardinal tells business leaders in New York

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of both the Bishops' Conference and Santa Marta Group, has addressed business leaders at an anti-trafficking meeting in New York today, 22 May 2018. 

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22/05/2018 12:11 pm

Cardinal tells married couples that patience and holiness should be the foundation of relationships

At the annual Mass in thanksgiving for the Sacrament of Matrimony at Westminster Cathedral on 19 May 2018, Cardinal Vincent told couples present that "this holiness to which the Lord calls you will grow through small gestures". 

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17/05/2018 3:21 pm

UK's first Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner resigns - Cardinal Nichols praises Kevin Hyland

Cardinal Nichols, president of the Santa Marta Group - an international alliance of the Catholic Church and law enforcement officials, set up at the behest of Pope Francis - thanked Kevin Hyland for his dedication and leadership following his resignation as the UK's Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner.

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16/05/2018 11:41 am

Cardinal asks for prayers for people of Gaza and offers support to the territory's small Catholic community

Cardinal Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, has visited the Catholic parish in Gaza and is keen that they should not be forgotten at this desperate time. 

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15/05/2018 12:00 pm

Statement from Bishop Declan Lang and Bishop Christopher Chessun on recent violence in Gaza

Bishop Declan Lang, chair of the Holy Land Coordination and Bishop Christopher Chessun, Bishop of Southwark, said today: "The terrible loss of life in Gaza caused by the Israeli army's use of live fire against civilians is to be condemned unequivocally."

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15/05/2018 12:57 pm

Archbishop - Christians, Muslims and Jews need to articulate fundamental human values together

Archbishop Kevin McDonald, Chair of two Bishops' Conference committees - 'Other Faiths' and 'Catholic/Jewish Relations', has spoken at an interreligous dialogue forum at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 11 May. 

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11/05/2018 11:00 am

Statement from the Most Rev Malcolm McMahon OP on the 50% faith admissions cap

“In their General Election manifesto, the Conservative Party made a commitment to the Catholic community that the unfair rule effectively stopping the opening of new Catholic free schools would be lifted. Today the Government has broken this promise, dropped the pledge they made to our country’s six million Catholics and ignored the tens of thousands of Catholics who campaigned on this issue."

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08/05/2018 6:00 pm

Archbishop thanks God for the gift of migrants

The Catholic Church's annual thanksgiving Mass for Migrants was celebrated in St George's Cathedral, Southwark, on the first May Bank Holiday Monday - 7 May 2018.

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05/05/2018 12:00 pm

Bishop "Every life is a gift from God to be cherished and nurtured"

Bishop John Wilson, auxiliary Bishop of Westminster, attended the annual 'March for Life' that took place in the capital on Saturday, 5 May. Bishop Wilson gave the opening address and spoke afterwards of the need to build a 'civilisation of love'.

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08/05/2018 12:00 pm

Pope Francis sends video message to forum on 'modern-day slavery'

Pope Francis has called for concerted effort on the part of all actors of society to address the root causes of human trafficking - which he describes as a crime against humanity - and to promote integral human development in building a renewed soceity based on freedom, justice and peace.

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02/05/2018 5:30 pm

National Justice and Peace Network: Annual Conference 2018

‘ It is in the shelter of each other that the people live’: A conference to explore the meaning of ‘home’ in the context of being a church of the poor. National Justice and Peace Network in partnership with Housing Justice, Church Action on Poverty, Prison Advice and Care Trust.

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01/05/2018 12:00 pm

Bishop Dunn Memorial Lecture 2017-2018

The Bishop Dunn Memorial Lecture 2017-2018 is part of the conference celebrating the 450th Anniversary of the Founding of the English College at Douai: 450 Years Pioneering Catholic Education: Past, Present, Future (30 April-1 May at Ushaw College).

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29/04/2018 7:38 pm

Audio Report: Cardinal Vincent Nichols in Poland as Pope Francis's Special Envoy

We have just received an audio report from Cardinal Vincent Nichols reflecting on his visit to Poland this weekend, 28 - 29 April 2018, to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the Ecclesiastical Primacy of the country.

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28/04/2018 11:37 am

Statement on Alfie Evans by the Archbishop of Liverpool

Following the death of Alfie Evans, Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP, Archbishop of Liverpool, made the following statement on behalf of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. 

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20/04/2018 11:59 am

A Statement on Gender from the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales

Today there is intense public debate about gender. It highlights not only the suffering and discomfort of some, but also raises profound questions about human nature, how we understand ourselves, relate to one another and our capacity for self-determination.

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20/04/2018 11:59 am

In Thanksgiving for Gaudete et Exsultate

We, the Bishops of England and Wales, are immensely grateful for the reflection on holiness which the Holy Father has given in Gaudete et Exsultate. We commend it to all those who seek wholeness and peace in their lives.

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20/04/2018 11:59 am

Bishops' Plenary Meeting - April 2018

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales met for the first of their bi-annual plenary meetings of 2018. Here you can read or download the statements and resolutions from the meeting that took place at Hinsley Hall in the Diocese of Leeds from 16 - 19 April 2018.

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