12/11/2009

Catholic Church's new season for sport

The Sport Office of the Pontifical Council for the Laity (PCL) this past week hosted its third International Study Seminar in the Vatican addressing ‘Sport, Education and Faith: towards a New Season for Catholic Sports Associations’. 

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09/11/2009

Cardinal Newman: Deacon Jack Sullivan's homily at Westminster Cathedral

Deacon Jack Sullivan delivered a homily at Westminster Cathedral on the feast of the Basilica of St John Lateran today in which he talked about his miraculous cure of a seriously debilitating disease after praying to Cardinal Newman. The Mass was celebrated by the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, and President of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

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09/11/2009

Prisoners’ Sunday 2009: New initiative launched to help support ex-offenders

Catholic parishes across England and Wales will mark Prisoners’ Sunday on 15 November. This year’s theme is ‘Hold Fast to Hope’, and focuses on a new initiative being launched on Prisoners’ Sunday called ‘Basic Caring Communities’ (BaCC), which helps support ex-offenders.

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09/11/2009

Friends of the Holy Land launches in England and Wales

The Friends of the Holy Land, a new Charity set up to support the Christians in the Holy Land, will be launched this weekend (14-15 November) in the two Archdioceses of Birmingham and Liverpool.

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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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05/11/2009

CESEW clarifies situation with regard to the content of Sex and Relationships Education in Catholic schools

The proposals announced by Ed Balls today confirm that, from September 2011, Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education, including Sex and Relationships Education (SRE), will be compulsory in all schools.

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05/11/2009

Forty Jubilarians celebrate nineteen hundred years of priesthood at the Venerable English College

To mark the Year of Priesthood, the Venerable English College has taken two significant initiatives. Firstly, they invited every priest in England and Wales who celebrates this year a Ruby, Golden or Diamond Jubilee to enjoy a week’s hospitality at their retreat-house, the Convent di Palazzola near Rocca di Papa, seventeen miles outside of Rome.

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05/11/2009

CESEW response to proposals relating to Sex and Relationships Education and parental rights

The Catholic Education Service for England and Wales (CESEW) believes that Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) is vital in the education of young people. It enables factual information from reliable sources to be communicated and misinformation from peers or street culture or exploitation to be avoided. The CESEW also recognises that Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) is rightly a sensitive issue. We continue to wholeheartedly support the belief that parents are the first educators of their children, as well as recognising the significant roles and responsibilities of governing bodies on these issues.

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03/11/2009

Vatican official highlights an increase in priestly vocations

Mgr. Francis Bonnici, Director of the Pontifical Pastoral Ministry for Priestly Vocations, was the guest speaker at the recent English and Welsh Vocations Directors’ Conference held at the English College Villa, Palazzola, Rome.

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03/11/2009

Catholic Association for Racial Justice (CARJ) marks 25th anniversary

The Catholic Association for Racial Justice (CARJ) is marking its 25th anniversary this Saturday, 7th November by holding a special, day-long national celebration at Westminster Cathedral.

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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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30/10/2009

The Archbishop of Westminster announces appointment of Parliamentary Roman Catholic Duty Priest

Archbishop Vincent Nichols has announced the appointment of Canon Pat Browne as the Parliamentary Roman Catholic Duty Priest.

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28/10/2009

Caritas Social Action Network releases report on care for the elderly

Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN) today released recommendations based on a research report mapping services to older people provided by the Catholic community.

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21/10/2009

Leadership in the financial sector: a moral and spiritual challenge?

A private seminar was held this morning at Schroders Bank to explore the relevance of the Pope’s encyclical on social teaching, Caritas in Veritate, for the financial sector.

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22/10/2009

Response to Ofsted report

Response to Ofsted report: “Independent faith schools: Is the standard relating to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils, together with the five regulations underpinning it, fit for purpose?”

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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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19/10/2009

Re-opening of the newly restored church of the Venerable English College, Rome

Sunday 18th October 2009 saw the impressive re-opening ceremony of the newly-restored church of the Venerable English College in Rome.

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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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19/10/2009

The Catholic Priest – Answering God’s Call

The Catholic Priest - Answering God’s Call is a new, free publication for every man considering his vocation in life. With an initial print run of more than 10,000 copies, it will be available from every Catholic senior school, university chaplaincy and diocese in England and Wales.

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