08/11/2005

Catholic Education Service Statement about the Plater College Foundation

The action by the Plater College Foundation against the trustees has formally been discontinued by the solicitors acting for the Plater College Foundation.

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07/11/2005

Increase in Student Priests

For the third successive year the number of men in England and Wales training to be priests has increased. This academic year 35 men have begun their training for priesthood, compared with 23 in 2002.

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03/11/2005

International Catholic Inter-faith Conference in London

The rise of Islam and the changing face of Europe will be one of the themes explored in a major Catholic international inter-faith conference in London.

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25/10/2005

New Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Birmingham

Canon David McGough, parish priest of Our Lady and All Saints, in Stourbridge, West Midlands, has today been appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

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25/10/2005

Pope Appoints New Auxiliary Bishop

The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, has appointed Canon David Christopher McGough, Episcopal vicar for Walsall, Wolverhampton, Black Country and Worcestershire,as Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham, assigning him the title see of Cunavia.

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14/10/2005

Parents week

Making churches more family friendly will be one of the subjects discussed when leaders from Catholic dioceses and organisations meet on Saturday to mark the sixth national Parents' Week (October 19-26).

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10/10/2005

Faith Leaders take a stand against Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

Nine leaders from six major British faith groups join together in unprecedented stand against assisted suicide and euthanasia

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10/10/2005

Bishop Noble called to speak at Synod

Bishop Noble's speech at Synod means that all three Bishops from the Conference of England and Wales have been called on to speak during the first week. The official summary of his intervenetion can be found below.

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06/10/2005

Bishop Roche's Synod intervention

Bishop Roche spoke at this morning's session of the Synod. His intervention was a reflection on the sacrifical nature of the Eucharist.

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05/10/2005

Cardinal's address to Synod

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor has told bishops meeting in Rome to discuss the Eucharist that they need to emphasise “communion” – the spiritual bond which ties the Church together.

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04/10/2005

Gift of Scripture - Resources

The Bishops of England and Wales, together with the Bishops of Scotland, have recently issued a teaching document The Gift of Scripture. The document is to help people ‘hear, understand and live God’s word’.

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03/10/2005

Papal homily at opening of Synod

A translation of the homily Benedict XVI gave at the opening Mass of the Synod of Bishops on the Eucharist, held in St. Peter's Basilica.

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03/10/2005

On the Way to Life - A critical analysis of Culture and Faith

On The Way To Life is an interpretive essay commissioned by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and written by Frs. James Hanvey, SJ and Tony Carroll, SJ.

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19/09/2005

Thousands attend Mass at Kent Shrine

Over 7,000 Catholics from across Southwark diocese attended Mass at Aylesford Priory, Kent, on Saturday.

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19/09/2005

Southwark Day for the Eucharist

The Archbishop of Southwark, Kevin McDonald, presided at a special Diocesan Mass on Saturday 17th September, 2005 at Aylesford Priory, Kent to celebrate the Year of the Eucharist.

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19/09/2005

Archbishop Kevin`s Sermon at the Southwark Day for the Eucharist

Sermon given by the Most Reverend Kevin McDonald, Archbishop of Southwark, at the Shrine of Our Lady and St Simon Stock, Aylesford for the Day of the Eucharist 17th September 2005.

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15/09/2005

Shipping Minister visits cargo ship and praises Catholic seafarers' charity

The Minister of State for Transport, on a visit to Sheerness Docks in Kent, has congratulated the Apostleship of the Sea (AOS) for its vital work in caring for seafarers whose human needs are so often overlooked in a globalised industry.

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13/09/2005

New document stresses the importance of the Bible for Catholics

A major new teaching document from the Bishops of England, Wales and Scotland was presented in Rome this week to delegates attending the Congress celebrating forty years of Dei Verbum, the statement about the Bible issued by the Second Vatican Council.

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12/09/2005

‘Fear mustn’t hold us back – evangelise’ warns Catholic Bishop

The Catholic Bishop, responsible for mission in England and Wales, is this week calling the nation’s Catholics to break through the fear barrier and to stop dragging their feet when it comes to sharing their faith.

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12/09/2005

Address by the Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, at the interfaith gathering, Lyon

Address by the Archbishop of Westminster, H.E. Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, at the interfaith gathering hosted by the Community of Sant’Egidio at Lyon, 11-13 September: “Le courage d’un humanisme de paix”.

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