14/10/2009

Keeping Faith in the System; Opening address by Oona Stannard

Oona Stannard, Chief Executive and Director of the Catholic Education Service, gave this opening address at the Keeping Faith in the System conference.

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14/10/2009

Visit of Patron Saint of Missions precedes World Mission Sunday

St Therese is playing her part in advertising this year’s World Mission Sunday in England and Wales. The pilgrimage of the relics of Patroness of the Missions reaches its climax only two days before the celebration of World Mission Sunday on 18 October.

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12/10/2009

Caritas Social Action Network launches DVD on spirituality and dementia

A new DVD highlighting the importance of meeting the spiritual needs of people with dementia and their carers will be launched by the Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN) at Salford Cathedral on 13 October.

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12/10/2009

Getting God into the game

SCORE (Sports Chaplaincy Offering Resources and Encouragement), the UK’s specialist charity providing chaplaincy to the world of sport, gathered this week at Lilleshall, the National Sports Centre, for their annual conference.

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09/10/2009

Faith and Culture Symposium explores relationship between Sacramental Tradition and Evangelisation

Around 35 delegates came together for a unique gathering in London this week to explore the relationship between Evangelisation and the Catholic Sacramental Tradition.

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07/10/2009

Catholic Bishop joins Christian leaders in calling for an arms trade treaty

Bishop William Kenney, Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham and member of the International Affairs Department of the Bishops’ Conference, has joined Christian leaders from the Baptist and Methodist Churches and the Church of England to call for an arms trade treaty to help save lives.

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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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28/09/2009

Pope appoints Bishop of Hallam to a Special Assembly of Bishops meeting to discuss reconciliation, justice and peace in Africa

Bishop John Rawsthorne, Bishop of Hallam, has been invited by Pope Benedict XVI to participate in next month’s Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops.

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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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23/09/2009

Comment by Archbishop Peter Smith on the Director of Public Prosecutions' (DPP) draft guidance on assisted suicide

The law against assisted suicide gives expression to a profound moral intuition about the value of every human life. It exists to protect vulnerable people, and any weakening of that legal protection would carry with it great dangers.

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22/09/2009

"Allow controlled immigration into Europe" suggests Bishop William Kenney after fact finding mission to Spanish Ceuta in North Africa

Bishop William Kenney, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales' Spokesman for European Questions, travelled to Ceuta, the Spanish enclave in Morocco opposite Gibraltar for a short fact-finding mission to visit and see at first-hand the situation of the migrants living there.

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18/09/2009

Christians and Muslims urged to work together to combat poverty

As we approach the end of the Islamic feast of Ramadan, Christians and Muslims are being encouraged to unite to combat poverty.

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18/09/2009

First national gathering of evangelisation representatives

A significant gathering has taken place in Birmingham bringing together evangelisation representatives from across the Dioceses of England and Wales.

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15/09/2009

Archbishop Patrick Kelly's lecture to the Catholic Theological Association Conference

The Archbishop of Liverpool, the Most Rev Patrick Kelly, last week addressed the Catholic Theological Association Conference on the theme: ‘Paul and our Contemporary Mission Ad Gentes’.

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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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14/09/2009

Deacon whose miracle cure has advanced Cardinal Newman's cause to become a saint visits Britain in November

Jack Sullivan, the American Permanent Deacon, who was miraculously cured of a serious spinal disorder through the intercession of Cardinal Newman, has accepted an invitation from Archbishop Vincent Nichols to visit London, Birmingham and Oxford, during November.

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10/09/2009

‘Little Way Week’ launch to promote Home Mission

An innovative Catholic mission initiative inspired by the example of a contemplative nun is being launched to promote Home Mission.

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09/09/2009

Missio: the new name of Mission for England and Wales

Representatives of the hundreds of thousands of people who have given so generously to the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) over the course of several lifetimes travelled to Westminster Cathedral from across England and Wales on 9 September.

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