28/09/2012 10:05 am

Lecture Series Promotes Ushaw’s National Importance

Durham University’s Centre for Catholic Studies is launching a series of events to highlight the significance of Ushaw College in an effort to raise awareness of the nationally-important holdings at the former seminary.

Read More

25/09/2012 10:29 am

Thanksgiving Mass for Cardinal’s Eightieth Birthday

A Mass of thanksgiving for Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor’s birthday and official retirement was celebrated in Westminster Cathedral on Friday 21 September. In attendance were the seminarians, priests, people and bishops’ of the Diocese of Westminster. Archbishop Nichols was the principal celebrant.

Read More

24/09/2012 5:20 pm

Schools invited to celebrate ‘Little Way Week’ to start the Year of Faith

Every Catholic school in England and Wales has been invited to begin the forthcoming Year of Faith by having a week of prayer and service inspired by a young saint. 

Read More

20/09/2012 5:20 pm

Pupil Premiums must meet the needs of disadvantaged children

The Catholic Education Service (CES) has welcomed the OFSTED review of Pupil Premiums as an opportunity for the Government to ensure disadvantaged children receive the additional support. 

Read More

19/09/2012 9:15 am

Pope Appoints Archbishop Longley a Synod Father on New Evangelisation

Pope Benedict XVI has appointed the Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, as a Synod Father for the forthcoming Thirteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, to be held in Rome between 7-28 October 2012.

Read More

18/09/2012 4:25 pm

CES to engage with Government over Religious Education in GCSE reforms

Responding to Michael Gove’s education reforms, the Catholic Education Service (CES) has called for Religious Education (RE) to remain a priority in schools.

Read More

18/09/2012 2:05 pm

Declaration: The Arab Spring One Year Later

The 'Arab Awakening' in the Middle East North Africa region came under the spotlight at the recent Conference of European Justice and Peace Commissions at their annual international workshop held in Malta from 14-16 September 2012.

Read More

18/09/2012 11:25 am

Archbishop Nichols Addresses 'Better Business' Conference

Archbishop Nichols has delivered his address at the central London conference that launched the initiative 'A Blueprint for Better Business?'.

Read More

18/09/2012 12:01 am

High-level conference launches the debate for a new blueprint for doing better business in the UK

A conference in Central London launches an initiative to explore the development of a new blueprint for uniting corporate purpose and personal values to better serve society. 

Read More

16/09/2012 7:35 pm

Pope concludes Lebanon visit by presenting document on the Church in the Middle East

Pope Benedict XVI concluded his three-day visit to Lebanon by releasing the post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in Medio Oriente - The Church in the Middle East.

Read More

14/09/2012 2:02 pm

Pope Benedict XVI starts three-day visit to Lebanon

The Holy Father has landed in Lebanon at the start of his historic three-day visit. To mark this, our consultant on the Middle East North Africa region, Dr Harry Hagopian, has just recorded his latest preview clip. Today, we discuss the potential impact of the visit on the country's Christian communities and those of the wider Middle East.

Read More

13/09/2012 2:20 pm

Bishop William Kenney CP celebrates his Silver Jubilee

Bishop William Kenney CP, Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham has celebrated the Silver Jubilee of his Ordination to the Episcopate with a special Mass of Thanksgiving in the Metropolitan Cathedral of St Chad, Birmingham. 

Read More

12/09/2012 6:25 pm

Welcoming the Holy Father to Lebanon

Our Middle East consultant, Dr Harry Hagopian, continues to look ahead to the Papal Visit to Lebanon. In this media clip, he considers the reception Pope Benedict XVI is likely to receive from Christians and Muslims alike on Friday, 14 September 2012.

Read More

12/09/2012 4:15 pm

The Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Peter Brignall

The Episcopal Ordination of the Right Revered Peter Brignall took place on 12 September at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Sorrows, Wrexham.

Read More

11/09/2012 6:00 pm

Olympics and Paralympics a 'Wonderful' Example of Community Cohesion

Vice President of the Bishops' Conference, Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark, used his homily at the Mass of Thanksgiving for the Olympic and Paralympic Games to praise the "wonderful and moving" example of community cohesion on display at London 2012. 

Read More

10/09/2012 5:10 pm

Paralympic Bronze Medallist Inspires East End Students to Engage in Sport

Canadian Paralympian, Ilana Duff, who competed in the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, met with students from St Angela’s Ursuline School in East London’s Forest Gate during the Paralympic Games. 

Read More

07/09/2012 3:00 pm

Mission Bishop’s Call To Public Prayer

Catholics in England and Wales are being invited to pause for a moment of prayer every first Friday of the month as an act of faith and public witness.

Read More

07/09/2012 11:40 am

Statement on the vandalism at Latroun Monastery

A statement from Bishop Declan Lang of Clifton, Chair of the Bishops' Conference International Affairs Department on the recent act of vandalism at the Cistercian monastery at Latroun.

Read More

03/09/2012 6:45 pm

Mildred Nevile RIP - Statement from Archbishop Vincent Nichols

The President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, the Mt Rev Vincent Nichols, has paid tribute to Mildred Nevile MBE, former General-Secretary of the Catholic Institute for International Relations, who died on Sunday, 2 September.

Read More

31/08/2012 4:55 pm

Enabling lay Catholics to get involved in social justice initiatives

The Charles Plater Trust invites bids from organisations working with people to help them play an active part in the Church’s mission on social justice and Catholic social teaching.

Read More