20/07/2006

Letter to Cardinal Sfeir of Lebanon

Fidelity to the word of God telling of events accomplished in Bethlehem, Jericho and Jerusalem, demands not only that we remember what happened long ago, but also that we hold in prayer – filled with sadness – what is happening in those places today.

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20/07/2006

Changes to Holy Days Obligation

Holy Days of Obligation which are Solemnities of the Lord (other than Christmas Day) are to be moved to Sundays. This means that the Epiphany, the Ascension of the Lord and Corpus Christi will now be celebrated on Sunday.

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17/07/2006

Cathedral Vigil for Peace in the Middle East

The Vice President of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and Archbishop of Liverpool, the Most Reverend Patrick Kelly, has called for a Vigil to be held tomorrow evening, Tuesday 18 July 2006, from 9.00 pm until Midnight in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King to pray for peace in the Middle East.

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12/07/2006

Commission set up to review implementation of Lord Nolan’s recommendations

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor has asked Baroness Cumberlege to chair a commission of experts tasked with reviewing progress made by the Catholic Church in the protection of children and vulnerable adults.

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12/07/2006

Pilgrims return from Valencia filled with hope for the future of the family

Over 130 pilgrims from England and Wales travelled to Valencia last week for the Fifth World Meeting of Families. The pilgrims were led by Bishop John Hine, Chair of the Bishops Committee for Marriage and Family Life.
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11/07/2006

Bishops express their solidarity with the peoples of the Holy Land

Every day we are confronted by news of escalating violence and of the deepening human tragedy in the Holy Land, particularly in Gaza.

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07/07/2006

Hundreds of Young Catholics celebrate Summer Festivals

This year Bright Lights celebrates its 10th annual Festival with the theme “Beautiful” the incredible beauty of God’s sacrifice for us, His love for us and His transformation of our lives.

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07/07/2006

Sermon at First Anniversary Mass in Remembrance of the Victims of the London Bombings

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

All over London and beyond, today is a day of remembrance, of extraordinary sorrow, and of silence. The 7th July last year was a day on which we all experienced a sense of shock, of unbelief that such a thing, though warned against, had actually happened.

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04/07/2006

The Sale of Plater College

Plater College, Oxford has been sold by its Trustees to EF Language Schools for £5.6 million.

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04/07/2006

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor expresses his sympathy following the train crash in Valencia

These are very sad days for Valencia and I want to assure you of my prayers for the repose of the souls of those who have died and for those who were injured.

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27/06/2006

Supporting Catholics in Healthcare

Senior Catholic healthcare workers came together last Friday at Guy’s Hospital in London to develop ways in which the Catholic Church can support their needs.

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27/06/2006

Families from England and Wales journey to Valencia to meet the Pope

Over 120 people from England and Wales are travelling to Valencia to take part in the Fifth World Meeting of Families between 1st - 9th July.

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20/06/2006

Cardinal meets with Secretary of State for Health

The Archbishop of Westminster this afternoon met with the Secretary of State for Health, Patricia Hewitt. Among the items discussed at the Department of Health were abortion reform and the way bioethical decisions are reached.

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16/06/2006

Archbishop issues call to prayer for the Holy Land

In a letter to priests and people of the Archdiocese of Liverpool, the Most Reverend Patrick Kelly, Archbishop of Liverpool, has today issued a call to prayer for the Holy Land.

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15/06/2006

Day for Life 2006

The Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Ireland, Scotland and England & Wales have joined together to celebrate this year’s Day for Life – a day instigated by the late Pope John Paul II, dedicated to celebrating the sanctity of human life from its very beginning to its natural end.

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14/06/2006

Something remarkable happens in Catholic Schools

Stephen Pound, MP for Ealing North, praised Catholic Education at a reception in Parliament yesterday, designed to celebrate the achievements of Catholic schools and 6 th form colleges in England and Wales.

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13/06/2006

Churches call for greater Government commitment to collective worship in schools

Robust defence of religious content in school assemblies issued by Church leaders

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08/06/2006

Vocation

Many people only use the term ‘vocation' to talk about priests, monks and religious sisters. But this isn't the full picture — we do believe that these have a vocation, but the term isn't limited to these groups of people.

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08/06/2006

World Cup Chapel

A Catholic priest has taken over part of Nottingham 's Roman Catholic Cathedral of Saint Barnabas complex, setting it up as a ‘World Cup Chapel'.

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07/06/2006

Church calls on Government to strengthen religion mandate in BBC Charter

The Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England have called for a stronger mandate for religion in the BBC Charter and Agreement in a joint letter to Tessa Jowell MP, Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport

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