08/09/2009

Bishop Bernard Longley leads Dowry of Mary Pilgrimage

Around 3,000 pilgrims gathered in Walsingham on Sunday for the annual Dowry of Mary Pilgrimage.

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08/09/2009

Parishes across England and Wales observe Racial Justice Sunday

Catholic parishes across England and Wales will observe Racial Justice Sunday on 13 September. This year is especially important because it is also the 25th anniversary of the Catholic Association for Racial Justice (CARJ).

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08/09/2009

Military precision for visit of Catholic saint’s relics

Royal Marines Commando officer takes charge of the visit of the relics of St. Thérèse of Lisieux to England and Wales.

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03/09/2009

More than Gold ‘in awe’ at the 2012 Olympic Stadium

Earlier this week, the Executive Team of More Than Gold, the churches’ 2012 Olympics and Paralympics charity, visited the Olympic Park near Stratford and saw firsthand the largest construction project presently operational in Europe in preparation for the 2012 Games.

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25/08/2009

A level results in Catholic schools and colleges

Chief Executive and Director of Catholic Education Service comments on A level results in Catholic schools and colleges.

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24/08/2009

New Bishop for Education’s ‘Back to School’ Letter

To coincide with the start of the new academic year, the new Chairman of the Bishops’ Conference Department of Catholic Education and Formation, the Right Reverend Malcolm McMahon has written to all those involved in Catholic Education in England and Wales to thank them for their hard work, commitment and achievement.

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04/08/2009

Kirkham Open Prison receives Wildlife Award from Catholic Concern for Animals and the Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals

Kirkham Open Prison has received a ‘best project’ award for its ‘wildlife conservation site’ - a 25-acre site, formerly part of RAF Kirkham during World War II.

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31/07/2009

Comment on the Debbie Purdy judgment from Archbishop Smith

Archbishop Peter Smith has commented on the Law Lords' decision requiring the Director of Public Prosecutions to publish an offence-specific policy statement clarifying the law on assisted suicide.

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31/07/2009

Bishops respond to proposed EU Equal Treatment Directive

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, jointly with the Catholic Scottish Bishops’ Conference, submitted a response this week to a UK consultation on the European Commission’s proposal for an Equal Treatment Directive.

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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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24/07/2009

Second round of invitations to bid for Charles Plater Trust grant funding announced

‘Imaginative projects providing education for people from the most marginalised sectors of society’ are being invited to apply for 2009-2010 Charles Plater Trust funding.

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22/07/2009

Christians united in the arena for More Than Gold

More Than Gold, the churches’ 2012 Olympics and Paralympics charity, hosted its Games Engagement Conference at Wembley Stadium on Thursday 16th July 2009.

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17/07/2009

Catholic Parliamentary Internship scheme celebrates fifth anniversary

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales this week celebrated the fifth anniversary of their Catholic Parliamentary Internship (CPI) scheme which has seen young Catholic graduates work with MPs for a year.

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17/07/2009

Bishop Patrick Lynch addresses National Justice and Peace Conference on migration

Bishop Patrick Lynch, Chair of the Office of Migration and Refugee Policy at the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, addressed the 31st annual National Justice and Peace Conference on migration this evening.

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17/07/2009

Bishop Leo McCartie celebrates 60 years a priest

Bishop Leo McCartie, former Bishop of Northampton and Auxiliary of Birmingham, celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of his ordination to the priesthood on Thursday 16 July.

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10/07/2009

Catholic Church calls for compassion for suicide victims and their families

Over 350,000 leaflets are being sent out to parishes in England and Wales this weekend to mark the Catholic Church’s annual Day for Life (26 July) which this year focuses on suicide.

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08/07/2009

English Delegates attend European Vocations Service Congress

Representatives from the National Office for Vocation and Southwark Diocese’s Vocation Director attended the Annual Congress of the European Vocations Service in Rome last week. The theme of the four day congress was "The Gospel of vocation for young people in European culture."

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07/07/2009

Pope Benedict XVI releases Social Encyclical: Caritas in Veritate

The third Encyclical of his papacy is about the Church’s social teaching and focuses on human development in charity and truth. The Pope argues that charity is at the heart of the Church’s social doctrine where every responsibility and every commitment spelt out by that doctrine is derived from love.

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03/07/2009

CESEW responds to the General Teaching Council for England Code of Conduct and Practice

The Catholic Education Service for England and Wales (CESEW) has welcomed the improvements to the General Teaching Council for England (GTCE) Code of Conduct and Practice for registered teachers, which will come into force in October 2009.

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