14/02/2010

Archbishop Vincent Nichols affirms marriage and family life in Liverpool

"The stability of our society depends directly on the stability of family life," says Archbishop Nichols at an annual Mass in Liverpool to promote the Sacrament of Marriage.

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14/02/2010

Archbishop Nichols speaks of the "true dignity of the political vocation" on first official visit to Liverpool since his Installation

The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, has encouraged politicians to work for the good of all. The Archbishop was speaking at the Annual Civic Mass in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool on his first official visit to the City following his appointment as Archbishop of Westminster last year.

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13/02/2010

Archbishop calls for a "culture of compassion and healing" to be at the centre of healthcare and the care of the dying

The Archbishop of Westminster, the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, has called for a culture of compassion and healing to be at the centre of healthcare and the care of the dying.

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04/02/2010

Missio welcomes the Bishops to its chapel where Cardinal Newman was ordained a Catholic priest

In view of the forthcoming beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman (1801-1890) possibly during the Pope’s visit, the Bishops of England and Wales particularly wished to visit two places connected to the life of the cardinal.

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02/02/2010

Consultation: Guide on the spiritual care of the dying person

A consultation draft of a guide on the spiritual care of the dying person has been published by the Bishops' Conference (2 February 2010). The aim of the guide is to provide some practical pointers for busy healthcare professionals in the delivery of good spiritual care at the end of life.

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03/02/2010

Marriage Week UK sees launch of Catholic Marriage Preparation surveys

Bishop John Hine, Chair of the Bishops’ Committee for Marriage and Family Life, will launch a Catholic Marriage Preparation Survey during Marriage Week UK (February 8-14).

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02/02/2010

Cardinal delivers annual St Brigid Lecture in Belfast

Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor delivered the annual St Brigid lecture at the invitation of the parish of St Brigid in Belfast on the evening of Monday 1 February 2010. Entitled ‘A World Without a Father’, the lecture questioned why ‘in spite of the massive achievements of the past century, there are signs that people have lost the sense of being ‘at home’ in a world that makes sense.’

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02/02/2010

Bishops support Pope's call for Church's "reasoned voice to be heard"

The President and Vice-President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales have defended the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI after recent comments on UK equalities legislation.

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01/02/2010

Archbishop Nichols' address to the Holy Father

Archbishop Nichols' address to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI at the General Audience for the Bishops of England and Wales.

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01/02/2010

Pope Benedict confirms Apostolic Visit to Great Britain

The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI spoke about his forthcoming Apostolic Visit to Great Britain in his address to the Bishops of England and Wales on the occasion of their ad Limina visit to Rome.

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29/01/2010

Recruitment of Headteachers to Catholic Schools

Professor John Howson’s 25th “Annual Survey of Senior Staff Appointments in Schools Across England and Wales” demonstrates that Catholic schools have improved greatly in terms of their recruitment of teachers to leadership positions.

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29/01/2010

Response to Religious Education Guidance in English Schools - Non-Statutory Guidance 2010

CESEW welcomes the publication of this Non-Statutory Guidance on Religious Education (RE) as a clear statement of the importance of RE as a subject in its own right as well as a statutory requirement in the school curriculum for all pupils.

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29/01/2010

Catholic Youth Ministry Congress

CYMFed has attracted some of the best known speakers in the Catholic world to its first national Congress for youth leaders. The Congress takes place in London on Saturday February 27th with "We have set our hope on the living God" as its theme.

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27/01/2010

News of survival and hope from Haiti

Amidst the tales of sadness emerging from Haiti after the earthquake, there are also good news stories of people who survived the devastation.

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26/01/2010

Holocaust Memorial Day 2010

27 January 2010 is Holocaust Memorial Day. It marks the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. This date was chosen as an appropriate day to remember the six million Jews, as well as many other people, who were sent to Nazi concentration and death camps during the Holocaust (Shoah).

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25/01/2010

Charles Plater Trust 2009-10 grant winners announced

The Charles Plater Trust is proud to announce the successful conclusion of its second annual grant awarding round. This year’s three recipients were welcomed at a ceremony at Archbishop’s House, Westminster on Thursday 21 January 2010, in the presence of former recipients and other guests

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25/01/2010

Children, Schools and Families Bill

Director and CEO of the Catholic Education Service, Oona Stannard gives Oral evidence at the Public Bill Committee, Children, Schools and Families Bill.

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23/01/2010

Pope calls for priests to connect with the digital world "from the time of their formation"

Pope Benedict XVI has released this year's World Communications Day message. The theme for 2010 ties in with the Church's "Year for Priests", that runs until June 2010, and is entitled: The Priest and Pastoral Ministry in a Digital World: New Media at the Service of the Word.

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20/01/2010

Bishop Malcolm McMahon OP preaches in Belfast and Armagh on Christian Unity

The Bishop of Nottingham, the Rt Rev Malcolm McMahon OP is preaching in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh tonight (20 January).during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

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15/01/2010

Bishop of Lancaster “horrified and saddened” by mass destruction and human suffering caused by Haiti earthquake

The Rt Rev Michael Campbell OSA appeals for prayers for the deceased, injured and homeless.

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