02/05/2006

Homily by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor – May Day for Migrants

Homily by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor at a Mass concelebrated on 1 May at Westminster Cathedral by the three bishops of the London Catholic Dioceses on the Feast of St Joseph the Worker as part of the ‘May Day for Migrants' organised by the three Dioceses in collaboration with London Citizens.

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27/04/2006

Bi-lateral meeting between the Bishops' Conference and the Church of England House of Bishops

Bishops from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and the Church of England House of Bishops will join together for a bi-lateral meeting at Hinsley Hall, Leeds on 14-15 November, 2006.

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26/04/2006

Working together with Indian Church Leaders

Indian Church leaders met with representatives of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and the Pontifical Mission Societies today to discuss further ways of working together.

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26/04/2006

“More prisons are not the answer to crime” says Cardinal

Delivering the 2006 Prisoners’ Education Trust Annual Lecture at 7.30pm on Wednesday, April 26th 2006, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor said that he totally disagrees with the view that the only way to deal with crime is to have more prisons and to lock people up for a longer period of time.

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25/04/2006

Funeral Mass of Bishop Henderson

Archbishop Kevin McDonald of Southwark, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz. Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain and over 150 priests celebrated the Requiem Mass for Bishop Charles Henderson in St George's Cathedral, Southwark, today.

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19/04/2006

Pope Benedict addresses Vatican crowds

More than 50,000 people gathered in St Peter's Square on the first anniversary of the election of Pope Benedict XVI.

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16/04/2006

Urbi et Orbi Message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI

During last night’s great Vigil we relived the decisive and ever-present event of the Resurrection, the central mystery of the Christian faith.

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13/04/2006

Review of Sunday Trading Laws

We welcome the opportunity to comment on the proposal for further deregulation of Sunday Trading Laws.

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13/04/2006

Faith leaders unite to champion supportive care for terminally ill

Faith leaders in Essex and East London have joined together today to champion the benefits of supportive (or “palliative”) care for people living with terminal illness and their families.

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13/04/2006

Keeping Faith in Britain Today

The debate about ‘faith schools’ returns with the assertion this week that: "Separating pupils on the basis of religion for education purposes in my view is not the best way of developing social cohesion.

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11/04/2006

Pope's message on death of Bishop Henderson

The Holy Father was saddened to learn of the death of the Most Reverend Charles Joseph Henderson, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Southwark.

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10/04/2006

Obituary of Bishop Emeritus Charles Joseph Henderson KC*HS

Bishop Charles Henderson will be remembered as a dedicated and tireless pastor and also as someone who led the way in putting into practice the Second Vatican Council's documents on Christian unity and inter-faith dialogue.

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10/04/2006

Bishop Henderson

Rt. Rev. Charles Joseph Henderson , titular bishop of Tricala and auxiliary bishop in Southwark.

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31/03/2006

The First Anniversary of the Death of Pope John Paul II

Sunday, 2 April 2006, is the first anniversary of the death of Pope John Paul II.

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31/03/2006

Updated Mental Health Act must be fit for twenty-first century

Caritas this week called on government to ensure wide consultation following the decision to abandon its controversial Mental Health Bill.

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28/03/2006

Hospital chaplains call for co-operation from hospital authorities

Catholic Chaplains working in the National Health Service have issued an appeal to hospital authorities, asking for them to help them fulfil their duties by letting them know when patients are Catholic and wish for a pastoral visit.

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24/03/2006

Dominican appointed to first post in Catholic theology at Oxford University since the Reformation

The appointment of Rev Dr Aidan Nichols OP to the first lectureship in Catholic theology at Oxford University has been welcomed by Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Birmingham.

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22/03/2006

Bishops urge Catholics to oppose euthanasia and support Care Not Killing Alliance

The Bishops Conference of England and Wales this week sent out half a million leaflets to parishes across the country urging as many Catholics to oppose moves to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide by supporting the Care Not Killing Alliance.

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21/03/2006

Wasting Water is Morally Unacceptable

The forum, which meets every three years, is an initiative of the World Water Council, an organization that aims to raise public awareness to questions concerning water resources and to favor participation and dialogue among the many sectors concerned in order to influence political decisions and achieve sustainable development.

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21/03/2006

Papal visit - response from the Holy See

The Secretariat of State of the Holy See has indicated to the Archbishop of Westminster that a papal visit to England and Wales will not be possible in 2007.

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