26/11/2012 5:15 pm

Education Census: The Story Behind the Statistics

In today's podcast, we're celebrating the role our Catholic schools and colleges play in society. New research from the Catholic Education Service's Digest of 2012 Census Data for Schools and Colleges shows Catholic schools are more ethnically diverse and higher performing than national averages. 

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13/11/2012 9:40 am

Mgr Peter Fleetwood on Eastern Meditation

Monsignor Peter Fleetwood speaks to the Bishops' Interreligious Adviser Katharina Smith-Muller about Eastern Meditation and specifically yoga. Can Catholics practice yoga? Is it permissible to take part for physical exercise only? These questions and more are tackled here.

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01/11/2012 4:30 pm

Bishop William Kenney Visits South Sudan

Bishop William Kenney visited South Sudan from 23 September - 2 October 2012 on a joint CAFOD and Bishops' Conference visit as a mark of support to the Catholic Bishops in the country.

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World Mission Sunday

In this podcast the Director of Missio, Monsignor James Cronin opens up and describes for us all the work that our donations support, he explains the importance of supporting and building up the physical presence of the Church around the world, especially where the church is young and vulnerable. 

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08/10/2012 2:26 pm

What is Overseas Mission?

Missio raises awareness and fosters prayer and cooperation in the whole Church, with 120 offices worldwide supporting 1,069 mission dioceses.  

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World Maritime Day

World Maritime Day is on 27 September and is a UN sponsored day led by the International Maritime Organisation. This year's theme is safety at sea, one hundred years after the Titanic. John Green from the Apostleship of the Sea speaks to Vatican Radio about the day and an insight in to the work of chaplains. 

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19/07/2012 9:30 am

The impact of Chinese investment in Zambia

China's economic interests in the continent of Africa are far reaching. In this podcast we speak to Geoffrey Chongo of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection in Zambia to discuss China's impact on the Zambian mining industry.

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10/07/2012 2:55 pm

Particle Physicist turned Priest on the 'God Particle'

Trainee priest Dan Fitzpatrick, co-presenter of the popular Vocationcast series hosted on catholicnews.org.uk, has interviewed Fr Andrew Pinsent of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion about the Higgs-Boson Particle.

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21/05/2012 11:30 am

Humanitarian Concerns in Sudan

It's ten months since the formation of the Republic of South Sudan. The south is no longer governed by Khartoum and the political and economic realities of separation have led to tension and conflict - particularly in the regions close to the border. Sudanese bishop the Most Rev Macram Max Gassis joins us discuss the situation in the Nuba Mountains, South Kordofan.

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02/05/2012 6:05 pm

Trafficking Conference Preview

Detective Inspector Kevin Hyland of the Metropolitan Police and Bishop Patrick Lynch, Chair of the Office for Migration Policy, preview the human trafficking conference taking place in Rome on Tuesday, 8 May 2012.

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29/03/2012 2:30 pm

Celebrating Diplomatic Relations Between the UK and the Holy See

In today's podcast, we catch up with the Ambassador Nigel Baker to discuss the thirtieth anniversary of full diplomatic relations between the UK and the Holy See.

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20/03/2012 4:12 pm

Fabrice Muamba - Solidarity and Prayer

During times of difficulty or crisis we often witness groups of people, of all faiths and none, joining together in solidarity to pray. Some people choose to tweet prayer pledges, others prefer to gather in vigils or at other large public gatherings, whilst others call to mind the shared concern quietly by themselves...

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24/01/2012 2:45 pm

Towards Unity: Catholic/Orthodox Dialogue

As the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2012 draws to a close, we're taking a closer look at how dialogue and understanding between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Churches has taken a significant step forward.

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