13/06/2005

Day For Life 2005

The Day for Life is taking place on Sunday 3 July 2005 and its theme is 'Cherishing the Evening of Life'.

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02/06/2005

Compendium of Catholic Social Doctrine launched in UK

The Compendium of Catholic Social Doctrine is launched in the UK today by President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace H.E. Cardinal Renato Martino and H.E Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor.

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24/05/2005

New Bishop for Northampton - Statement from Bishop Crispian Hollis, Bishop of Portsmouth

Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Mgr Peter Doyle, currently the parish priest of Winchester, to be the next Bishop of Northampton.

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18/05/2005

Catholic Bishops visit Iran

Archbishop Patrick Kelly and Bishop Crispian Hollis will visit Iran to engage in inter-religious dialogue and to meet with the local Church.

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17/05/2005

Leslie Burke case

What is the Burke case about?

Leslie Burke has cerebellar ataxia, a degenerative disease. He brought this litigation as he is concerned that at some point in the future he will need artificial nutrition or hydration (“ANH”), but will most likely be unable to communicate his wishes.

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17/05/2005

Mary:Grace and Hope in Christ - an introduction

Who are the authors of this document?

The text Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ, also known as the Seattle Statement, is the work of the Anglican - Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC), which is the official instrument of theological dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Churches of the Anglican Communion.

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13/05/2005

Cardinal welcomes cause for beatification announcement

The Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, has welcomed Pope Benedict XVI's announcement that he has opened the cause for the beatification of his predecessor, Pope John Paul II.

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11/05/2005

Westminster Cathedral decked in flowers filled with music

Britain’s top floral decorators have turned the mother church of the country’s Roman Catholics into a spectacular flower festival in aid of children across the world.

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10/05/2005

Catholic Bishops intervene in major court case

The Court of Appeal has given leave to the CBCEW to act as an intervener in the case of Lesley Burke v the General Medical Council (GMC). The hearing starts next week.

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03/05/2005

Worth Abbey on BBC2

A group of ordinary men take part in a unique experiment when they spend 40 days and 40 nights living with monks for a new three part series for BBC TWO called The Monastery.

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03/05/2005

World Communications day Mass

The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, His Eminence, Cormac Murphy O’Connor is calling upon Catholics throughout England and Wales to generously support the World Communications Day collection and the new CCN – Catholic Communications Network.

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25/04/2005

More than two million hits on Bishops website.

More than two million hits on Bishops' website

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25/04/2005

Pope Benedict XVI Inauguration homily

During these days of great intensity, we have chanted the litany of the saints on three different occasions: at the funeral of our Holy Father John Paul II; as the Cardinals entered the Conclave; and again today, when we sang it with the response:

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22/04/2005

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor's homily at Mass for Pope Benedict XVI

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The days that followed the death of Pope John Paul II were truly extraordinary, momentous days in the history of the Church. They were a time of great grace.

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21/04/2005

Statement by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor following election of Pope Benedict XVI

In Benedict XVI we have a good man who is going to be a good pope. The successor of St Peter is not a pastor for one or another group but for the whole Church.

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20/04/2005

Pope Benedict XVI message

Following is the complete text of the first message of Pope Benedict XVI which he delivered in Latin at the end of this morning's Mass with the members of the College of Cardinals in the Sistine Chapel.

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20/04/2005

Papal Inauguration

The newly elected Pope Benedict XVI will preside over the solemn Mass of inauguration of his pontificate this coming Sunday at 10 a.m. (9a.m. BST)

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19/04/2005

Pope Benedict XVI address to the faithful

After the great Pope John Paul II, the Lord Cardinals have elected me, a simple and humble worker in the vineyard of the Lord.

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19/04/2005

New Pope

New Pope elected

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19/04/2005

Live pictures from St Peter's square

Pictures from the Vatican

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