02/06/2006

Peter, the Fisherman by Pope Benedict XVI

Dear brothers and sisters, in the new series of catecheses, we have tried above all to understand better what the Church is and what idea the Lord has about this new family of his. Then we said that the Church exists in people

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25/05/2006

New Resource Showcases ‘Evangelisation Explosion’ In England and Wales

Statistics being highlighted at the launch of a national resource this week show that awareness and involvement in Catholic evangelisation in England and Wales has “exploded.”

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24/05/2007

40th World Communications Day

The Holy Father Benedict XVI has called upon the media to be a network for Communication, Communion and Cooperation in his message for the 40th World Communications Day on Sunday 28th May 2006.

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24/05/2006

How Faith Communities can transform our cities

Bishop Bernard Longley backs findings of ‘Faithful Cities’, the report of an ecumenical and interfaith Commission on Urban Life and Faith.

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24/05/2006

Inter-Religious Dialogue in a Globalised World

The title of this lecture is rather all-embracing and rather ambitious and so I want to begin by setting out a few parameters. First of all a word about my own background and my own work which are obviously part of the context of what I have to say.

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24/05/2006

Archbishop of Southwark delivers Sir Sigmund Sternberg Lecture

The Most Reverend Kevin McDonald, Archbishop of Southwark delivered The Sigmund Sternberg Lecture on the theme “Inter-Religious Dialogue in a Globalised World” at the Chaplaincy of the University of Leicester on May 22nd 2006.

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18/05/2006

Speech by Andrew Adonis, Schools Minister, to the Catholic Education Service

I am delighted to be with you this morning. I bring greetings from the new Secretary of State Alan Johnson, who is very sorry not to be here himself.

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16/05/2006

Joffe Bill - Statement by Archbishop Peter Smith

The defeat of Lord Joffe’s Bill is very important and welcome. Over the past two years Lord Joffe’s various proposals have been subject to an extensive debate both in parliament and in the media.

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16/05/2006

Catholic-Muslim dialogue depends on religious freedom, Cardinal tells Oxford audience

“Where Christians are being denied their rights, or are subject to sharia law, that is not a matter on which Muslims in Britain should remain silent,” the Archbishop of Westminster will tell an audience at Oxford tonight, adding: “Where religious rights of minorities are disrespected in the name of Islam, the face of Islam is tarnished elswhere in the world.”

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16/05/2006

Lord Andrew Adonis to Speak at CES National Education Conference

Following last week’s Cabinet reshuffle, the CES today learnt that Alan Johnson, will not be fulfilling Ruth Kelly’s commitment whilst Secretary of State for Education and Skills

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14/05/2006

Da Vinci Code

"The Da Vinci Code gratuitously insults Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church", said the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Birmingham, in a statement issued Sunday 14 May.

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11/05/2006

Caritas Social Action

Bishops have expressed their support for the work of Caritas social action during a meeting at last week's Bishops' Conference in Leeds.

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11/05/2006

English Heritage inspires nation to help historic places of worship

New Figure For Total Cost of Repairing All England’s Listed Places of Worship and First Strategic Attempt to Tackle Problem

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10/05/2006

Human Trafficking

Thousands of human beings are trafficked to the United Kingdom each year from Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and the former Soviet Republics.

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08/05/2006

New Rector of St. John's Seminary Wonersh

Monsignor Jeremy Garratt, parish priest of St. Laurence, Petersfield in the diocese of Portsmouth, has been appointed Rector of St John’s Seminary, Wonersh

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05/05/2006

Message to Buddhists for the Feast of Vesakh 2006

A Message from the Pontifical Council to Buddhists for the Feast of Vesakh

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03/05/2006

Bishops pray for Sri Lanka

Prayers have been offered by Bishops from England and Wales for the plight of people suffering from the latest outbreak of violence in Sri Lanka .

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03/05/2006

Bishops attend spring meeting

Bishops from England and Wales are in Leeds this week for the Spring Meeting.

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02/05/2006

Priest prays for World Cup goals

The Catholic Church's National Office for Vocation's Director, Father Paul Embery , is praying not just for goals from the England Squad this summer, he is hoping for success in the Church's annual recruitment drive to attract new men to the priesthood, kicking off this weekend (7 th May).

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02/05/2006

Poor Clares head up TV Evangelisation opportunity

Remember BBC 2's The Monastery? Thousands of people enquired about Catholic life and beliefs in the wake of the programmes. The broadcasts presented every parish with a wonderful evangelisation opportunity…and now the Sisters are joining in!

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