25/12/2011 11:40 am

Pope Benedict XVI's Christmas Message

The Pope's Urbi et Orbi message at Christmas calls for Christians to look to the Child of Bethlehem to stand in spiritual union with "the many people who experience particularly difficult situations; let us speak out for those who have no voice".

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24/12/2011 11:30 am

Latin Patriarch's Christmas Message

A few days ago, during a press conference in the Holy Land, His Beatitude Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem delivered his Christmas Message.

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23/12/2011 10:00 am

Archbishop Nichols' Christmas Message

In this article, you can listen to Archbishop Vincent Nichols' Christmas message to the Diocese of Westminster. 

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08/12/2011 12:10 pm

Inaugural Thomas More Lecture

Archbishop Vincent Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales gave the Inaugural Thomas More Lecture, 7 December, and took his inspiration from Pope Benedict XVI's 2010 speech at Westminster Hall. Archbishop Nichols echoed the Holy Father's words for the title of the lecture: "Faith in God is not a problem to be solved, but a vital part of the national conversation". 

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01/12/2011 3:30 pm

Human Trafficking Seminar

Human trafficking now ranks as the second most profitable worldwide criminal enterprise after the illegal arms trade.

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25/11/2011 9:30 am

Campaign to save Pugin's personal church of St Augustine’s

A campaign to save Augustus Welby Pugin's personal church of St Augustine's Ramsgate, has been launched at the House of Lords.

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23/11/2011 2:15 pm

Cutbacks disproportionately hitting the most vulnerable

In a speech today to Ministers, MPs, Peers and members of the Caritas Social Action Network, the Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, highlighted the importance of conversation between those who make decisions in Parliament and those who experience the effects.

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23/11/2011 9:35 am

Obituary: Bishop John Jukes OFM Conv

Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus John Jukes of Southwark will be particularly remembered as someone who sought to bring the insights of Catholic social teaching to business and industry. He was also a devoted pastor, moving to Scotland after his retirement to become a parish priest once again.

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22/11/2011 4:45 pm

Prayers from New Missal will be used from Advent Sunday

From the First Sunday of Advent, 27 November 2011, all prayers at Mass will be from the new translation of the Missal. In addition to the Order of Mass which has been in use by priests and people since September, prayers for the specific day (Collect, Prayer over the Offerings and Prayer after Communion) - the Proper - will also be used.

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22/11/2011 3:05 pm

Parishes asked to support the 2012 Eucharistic Congress

With less than seven months to go until the 50th International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, the bishops of England and Wales have asked dioceses to mark this important event in the life of the Church, with periods of prayer and Eucharistic Adoration in their parishes.

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14/11/2011 9:00 am

Christmas Outreach to non-Churchgoing Catholics

Materials are being made available to Catholic parishes across England and Wales to support outreach to non churchgoing Catholics during Advent and Christmas.

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14/11/2011 2:45 pm

30th Anniversary of Familiaris Consortio

Thirty years ago, on 22 November 1981, Blessed Pope John Paul II’s Apostolic Exhortation on the Christian Family in the Modern World, <emphasize>Familiaris Consortio</emphasize>, was published.

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14/11/2011 9:20 am

2011 National Inter Faith Week

On Sunday 20 November, the focus will fall on interreligious dialogue as a National Inter Faith Week in England, Northern Ireland and Wales gets underway.

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11/11/2010 5:20 pm

Bishop Hollis' statement to the people of the Portsmouth Diocese

The Bishop of Portsmouth, the Right Reverend Crispian Hollis, has released a statement entitled: "The Diocese, Fr Wilf Baldwin and the High Court Judgment". 

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10/11/2011 9:00 am

Bishop of the Forces Pauses for Remembrance

Bishop Richard Moth on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show

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08/11/2011 9:00 am

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor on Pause for Thought

It is good to see so many people wearing poppies this week reminding us all of the sacrifice made by the many Servicemen and women during the Wars of the past century. You know, I am the last generation that remembers the Second World War.

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01/11/2011 9:00 am

First national conference for those delivering marriage preparation

The first ever national conference for people delivering marriage preparation to couples getting married in the Catholic Church will take place on 4-5 November 2011 at the Barceló Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire.

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31/10/2011 9:00 am

Tour: Ministry and outreach to non-churchgoing Catholics

The tour is called ‘Crossing the Threshold’ and has been organised in response to concerns repeatedly expressed by priests and parishioners about the large number of baptised who never or rarely attend Sunday Mass.

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28/10/2011 9:00 pm

Newman Lecture 2011

On the evening of Friday 28 October in London, the award-winning screenwriter and acclaimed author, Frank Cottrell Boyce delivered the Inaugural Newman Lecture 2011. The lecture is an initiative of the Bishops' Conference Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis.

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28/10/2011 10:20 am

Statement on Royal Succession

Following the announcement on the Royal Succession by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit in Perth, Australia, the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales made a short statement.

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