26/11/2010

European Bishops express concern over rise of Populist Movements

Bishops from European Union countries have expressed their concern over the increase in "populist" movements gaining strength throughout Europe.

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24/11/2010

"Interfaith dialogue should be written into DNA of Catholics"

"Interfaith dialogue should be written into the DNA of Catholics” an enthusiastic interfaith worker told a gathering of Justice and Peace activists last Saturday in London.

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23/11/2010

Comment: "The Light of the World"

"The Light of the World” records the first ever one to one interview with a Pope by a journalist. It is an intimate and very personal interview during which Pope Benedict talks frankly and at times passionately and with great compassion on topics such as the child abuse scandal, his reflections on his experience of being the Pope, the dictatorship of relativism, inter-religious dialogue and the renewal of the Church and society."

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21/11/2010

Holy See Statement: AIDS and the use of condoms

This statement from the Holy See clarifies the Holy Father's response to the struggle against AIDS and the use of condoms in the book "Light of the World".

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19/11/2010

Address: Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz

“Dear Archbishop and brother Bishops. Thank you for listening to me. I do not have a speech to read to you. This is not a lack of respect, but this year there have been two great events which make this address unnecessary: the Ad Limina and the recent visit of the Holy Father to this country.

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19/11/2010

Statement on Academies

During their plenary meeting, the Bishops of England and Wales reaffirmed their commitment to continue to work together with the Government and Local Authorities to support Catholic education and to serve the common good.

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19/11/2010

Response to the Visit of the Holy Father to the UK

At our meeting we have reflected deeply on the recent Apostolic Visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the United Kingdom. We offer our thanks to God who blessed the days of the Visit in answer to countless prayers. For so many people these were days of joy, of celebration and of the public expression of faith in God, especially the Christian faith.

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19/11/2010

Promoting Dialogue

The warmth of the reception given to the Holy Father personally and in response to his Address in Westminster Hall illustrated a profound appreciation for his openness and commitment to dialogue.

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19/11/2010

Statement on Iraq

The Bishops of England and Wales express their deep sadness at the attacks on Christians and other Iraqis that have taken place over the last few weeks, in particular, the massacre at Our Lady of Salvation Cathedral in Baghdad.

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19/11/2010

A Call to a Deeper Social Engagement

The present economic situation creates immense challenges for everyone in our society. We are very conscious of the hardship and stress felt by many individuals and families at the present time, as well as the difficult task facing the government, the charitable sector and the country at large.

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19/11/2010

Implementation of the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus

It is now just over one year since the Apostolic Constitution was published. The Pope’s initiative provided for the establishment of personal Ordinariates as one of the ways in which members of the Anglican tradition may seek to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church.

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19/11/2010

Statement on Higher Education and Initial Teacher Training

We note the Government’s recent policy decisions in respect of Higher Education funding, student finance and possible changes in Initial Teacher Training.

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18/11/2010

Worldwide Telecasts: Christmas 2010 and World Day of Peace 2011

The Pontifical Council for Social Communications offers to public television, free and worldwide, the Midnight Mass celebrated by the Holy Father and his Christmas Message and Blessing ‘Urbi et Orbi’.

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18/11/2010

Papal Visit inspires Young British Catholics to make a ‘Leap of Faith’

National Youth Sunday – a Day dedicated to prayer and celebrations for the youth of the Church - falls on the Feast of Christ the King, Sunday 21 November 2010. This year’s theme is “Leap of Faith”, building on the Holy Father’s recent visit to the United Kingdom and Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman’s Motto “Heart Speaks Unto Heart”.

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15/11/2010

Priestly vocations on the rise in England and Wales

This September saw the numbers entering English seminaries to become Catholic priests at their highest level in a decade. 56 men began the journey towards priesthood this year.

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15/11/2010

Archbishop praises "wisdom" of Verbum Domini

The Most Rev Patrick Kelly, Archbishop of Liverpool reflects on Verbum Domini (The Word of the Lord) - the latest Apostolic Exhortation issued by the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI.

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13/11/2010

Bishop Declan Lang’s Message for Iraq Remembrance Ceremony

Bishop Lang added his prayers and condolences to those offered at a commemoration ceremony organised in London by the Al-Khoei Foundation (13 November 2010).

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12/11/2010

Pope Benedict XVI's apostolic exhortation "Verbum Domini" released

Pope Benedict XVI’s latest apostolic exhortation, "Verbum Domini" was published by the Vatican on 11 November 2010.

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08/11/2010

Statement on the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus

Statement from Bishop Alan Hopes (Episcopal Delegate) on behalf of the Episcopal Commission of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales for the implementation of the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus

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03/11/2010

Archbishop expresses horror at Iraq atrocity

Archbishop Vincent Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales, has expressed his horror at the massacre of worshippers attending Mass at Our Lady of Salvation church in Baghdad on Saturday night (31 October):

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