11/05/2010

Archbishop looks forward to the visit of a pope who has a "clear inspired understanding of humanity"

Archbishop Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, enthusiastically discussed September's papal visit in response to a journalist's question at a Mass and Lecture to mark the 2010 World Communications Day. 

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07/05/2010

World Communications Day Lecture 2010

Archbishop Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales delivered the 2010 World Communications Day lecture to gathered media professionals at Allen Hall - the Diocese of Westminster's seminary.

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05/05/2010

Papal Visit – collection in parishes

On 23rd May 2010 there will be prayers and a special collection in all parishes in Scotland, England and Wales for the Papal Visit.

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30/04/2010

Pope Benedict XVI announces new Archbishop of Southwark

The Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI has appointed the Most Reverend Peter Smith, until now Archbishop of Cardiff, as the new Archbishop of Southwark

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23/04/2010

New teaching document on interreligious dialogue from the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales

“Meeting God in Friend and Stranger: fostering mutual respect and understanding between the religions” is a new teaching document on interreligious dialogue from the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. It reminds all Catholics that they are called by their Baptism to engage in dialogue with others, and specifically with people of other religions.

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22/04/2010

Statement by the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales

Child abuse in the Catholic Church has been such a focus of public attention recently, that we, the Bishops of England and Wales, wish to address this issue directly and unambiguously.

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21/04/2010

World Day of Prayer for Priesthood and Consecrated Life

The Catholic Church celebrates the World Day of Prayer for Priesthood and Consecrated Life on Sunday (25 April 2010).

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20/04/2010

A statement by the Catholic Association for Racial Justice (CARJ)

Since 2005, the Catholic Association for Racial Justice (CARJ) has been repeatedly calling attention to the prejudice, discrimination and disadvantage suffered by Gypsy and Traveller communities, and the lack of suitable accommodation and security of tenure on existing local authority sites.

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15/04/2010

Catholic Birmingham unites with its stricken Polish community

Archbishop Bernard Longley has expressed the profound sorrow and condolences of the priests, deacons, religious and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Birmingham at the devastating loss sustained by the Polish nation in the air crash at Smolensk, Russia, on Saturday 10 April.

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14/04/2010

Statement from the General Secretary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales

To the best of my knowledge, there is no empirical data which concludes that sexual orientation is connected to child sexual abuse. The consensus among researchers is that the sexual abuse of children is not a question of sexual ‘orientation’, whether heterosexual or homosexual, but of a disordered attraction or ‘fixation’.

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12/04/2010

Archbishop Nichols expresses sincere condolences to the Polish community after air crash

The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, has expressed his sincere condolences to the Polish community in England and Wales following the plane crash in Smolensk on 10 April 2010.

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04/04/2010

Pope Benedict's Easter Sunday Message and Blessing 2010

In this year's Urbi et Orbi message, the Holy Father called for Easter to signal "the victory of peaceful coexistence and respect for the common good".

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04/04/2010

Easter Sunday Homily - Archbishop Vincent Nichols

Archbishop Vincent Nichols Easter Sunday Homily

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01/04/2010

Cardinal on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show

Well, Chris, as well as being April Fool’s Day, today is the feast day called Maundy Thursday. The word 'Maundy' comes from the ‘Mandatum’ or command by the Lord Jesus at the Last Supper, ‘to love one another as I have loved you.’

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30/03/2010

General Election: A message from the Bishops of England and Wales

Shortly we will be choosing our next Government. It is an important responsibility and all Catholics should use their vote.

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30/03/2010

General Election: Serving the Common Good

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales this week put out a message encouraging all Catholics to use their vote in the forthcoming General Election and to seek parliamentary candidates who will serve the common good.

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30/03/2010

Some issues and questions for Parliamentary Candidates

Here are some issues and questions which may help inform your decision on who to vote for. They are open questions with no single ‘right’ answer.

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30/03/2010

Bishop for Migrants calls for end to detention of children

Bishop Patrick Lynch, the Catholic Bishop for Migrants has called on politicians to commit to rebuilding public support for the provision of sanctuary to refugees in the UK, and to work to end the detention of innocent children and families for immigration purposes.

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26/03/2010

The Church is not trying to cover anything up - Archbishop Nichols

Catholics are shamed by child abuse allegations. But the Pope has taken strong action - Archbishop Vincent Nichols writing in The Times.

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23/03/2010

Britain's Vice Faith Minister tells churches to "keep Government focussed on 2012 legacy"

Over 200 Christians from across the denominations gathered together with members of charities and other NGOs at Westminster Central Hall in London this past week to engage with matters of social justice in the lead up to the 2012 London Games.

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