17/12/2009

Myth busting briefing on Sex and Relationships Education (SRE)

The Catholic Education Service for England and Wales has produced a ‘myth-busting’ document that hopes to provide clarity and alleviate any concerns regarding the Government’s recent proposals regarding Personal Social Health and Economic education (PSHE) and Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) and what they mean for Catholic Schools and Colleges.

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08/12/2009

Archbishop Bernard Longley Installed ninth Archbishop of Birmingham

The Most Rev Bernard Longley, formerly an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Westminster, has been Installed as the ninth Archbishop of Birmingham. The Mass and Installation took place at the Metropolitan Cathedral and Basilica of Saint Chad on 8 December 2009 - Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and one of the patronal feasts of the Archdiocese.

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04/12/2009

Pope Benedict XVI accepts the resignation of Archbishop Kevin McDonald of Southwark

Pope Benedict XVI has today accepted the resignation of Archbishop Kevin McDonald of Southwark in accordance with Canon 401 §2. The Archbishop submitted his resignation to the Holy Father having taken account of medical advice.

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22/11/2009

New youth advisory body commended by Bishops

A new youth advisory body has been set up to "form and serve the Catholic Youth Ministry community in England and Wales."

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20/11/2009

Catholic Bishops’ Plenary meeting - November 2009

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales meet twice yearly in Leeds to discuss matters of national and international interest to the Church in England and Wales and the wider world. Here's the news from the November 2009 meeting.

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20/11/2009

Press statement on completion of voting on the Roman Missal

The bishops have completed their approval of the new translation of the Roman Missal. At the November 2009 meeting they considered the Supplement which contained texts, such as the Pentecost Vigil, which have been added to the Missal since the publishing of the 3rd edition in Latin in 2002.

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09/11/2009

Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus published

The Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus has been published by the Holy See providing for Personal Ordinariates for Anglicans entering into Full Communion with the Catholic Church.

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30/10/2009

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor's new appointments in Rome

Today the Vatican has announced that the Pope has appointed Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor to two congregations that select bishops worldwide.

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30/10/2009

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor delivers lecture on ecumenism

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor delivers lecture on ecumenism which looks at three principal areas; spiritual ecumenism, theological dialogue and the cardinal's own ecumenical journey.

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20/10/2009

Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith releases note about Personal Ordinariates for Anglicans entering the Catholic Church

Today’s announcement of the Apostolic Constitution is a response by Pope Benedict XVI to a number of requests over the past few years to the Holy See from groups of Anglicans who wish to enter into full visible communion with the Roman Catholic Church, and are willing to declare that they share a common Catholic faith and accept the Petrine ministry as willed by Christ for his Church.

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16/10/2009

Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families: “The vibrancy, dynamism and success of schools with a religious character has never been stronger”

Rt Hon Ed Balls, the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, joined nearly 200 providers of schools with a religious character, representatives of faith communities and government officials gathered for a conference, “Keeping Faith in the System”, affirming the work of schools with a religious character and their collaboration with other schools.

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01/10/2009

Pope Benedict XVI announces new Archbishop of Birmingham

The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, has announced that Bishop Bernard Longley, currently Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Westminster, will be the next Archbishop of Birmingham.

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29/09/2009

Ordination of Mgr Richard Moth as Catholic Bishop of the Forces

Mgr Richard Moth will be ordained Catholic Bishop of the Forces at Westminster Cathedral at 11.30am on Tuesday 29 September 2009.

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23/09/2009

Archbishop Vincent Nichols on reports of a possible official papal visit to UK

We are encouraged and pleased at the news which has emerged about the possible official visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the UK next year.

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15/09/2009

Portsmouth is first stop on UK visit of the relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux

This week, St John’s Cathedral, Portsmouth, welcomes the relics of the 19th Century French Carmelite nun St Thérèse of Lisieux, who was canonised in 1925.

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15/09/2009

‘Little Flower’ arrives in Garden of England

The relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux, the Patron Saint of Florists, have arrived in the UK. They entered England through Eurotunnel on Tuesday afternoon in a specially adapted hearse for an historic first visit to England and Wales.

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31/07/2009

Bishop Philip Pargeter’s resignation accepted by Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Bishop Philip Pargeter as Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham in accordance with canons 411 and 401§1.

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25/07/2009

Pope announces new Catholic Bishop of the Forces

Pope Benedict XVI has announced that Monsignor Richard Moth, currently Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Southwark, will be the next Bishop of the Forces.

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30/06/2009

Bishops’ Conference response to GMC consultation on end of life care

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, through its Department of Christian Responsibility and Citizenship, today submitted a response to the General Medical Council’s (GMC) consultation on end of life treatment and care.

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29/06/2009

Archbishop of Westminster receives Pallium from Pope Benedict XVI

The Very Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, today received the Pallium from Pope Benedict XVI in Rome on the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Monday 29 June 2009.

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