17/05/2011 9:00 am

Archbishop’s Commitment to Christian Unity

The Most Rev Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham and Co-Chairman of ARCIC III shares his thoughts and hopes for a new chapter in ecumenical dialogue.

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16/05/2011 9:00 am

Holy See asks Bishops' Conferences to Prepare Safeguarding 'Guidelines'

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has asked every Bishops' Conference in the world to prepare 'Guidelines' by May 2012 for dealing with cases of sexual abuse of minors by clergy, "in ways appropriate to specific situations in different regions".

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13/05/2011 9:00 am

Catholic Witness - Friday Penance

A key resolution of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, released after their May 2011 plenary meeting, was "to re-establish the practice of Friday penance in the lives of the faithful as a clear and distinctive mark of their own Catholic identity."

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13/05/2011 9:00 am

Archbishop Vincent Nichols meets with Sri Lanka’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs

At the request of the President of the Sri Lankan Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop Vincent Nichols met with Mr Neomal Perera MP, Sri Lanka’s Deputy Minster for External Affairs, in Archbishop’s House, Westminster, on 13 May.

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13/05/2011 9:00 am

Application of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum

The Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei has released an instruction on the application of the Motu Proprio Summorium Pontificum of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI.

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10/05/2011 9:00 am

Apostolic Nuncio Addresses Bishops of England and Wales

Apostolic Nuncio Addresses Bishops of England and Wales

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05/05/2011 9:00 am

Social Responsibility Conference - Report

On 6 April, the Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN) organised a Catholic social action conference in central London. Here's a report on Building a new Culture of Social Responsibility.

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03/05/2011 9:00 am

A Pastoral Message from the Bishops of Wales on the Assembly Election 5 May 2011

On 5 May, residents of Wales will vote to elect a new National Assembly for Wales. The Catholic Bishops in Wales have released a Pastoral Message encouraging Welsh Catholics to carefully consider the issues and make a reasoned choice as to which candidates they vote for and how they will vote in the election.

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21/04/2011 9:00 am

Living with Dying: Bishop of East Anglia

Ahead of the Easter weekend and bank holiday, Bishop Michael Evans, Bishop of East Anglia, has spoken movingly about living with a terminal illness and his final journey to God.

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17/04/2011 9:00 am

Archbishop Nichols on the "Big Society"

In an interview with Sky News' Dermot Murnaghan, the Mt Rev Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops' Conference, talked about the Big Society.

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26/04/2011 9:00 am

Dominican Sisters Pray For Royal Couple

A group of Dominican sisters are praying for the future happiness of Prince William and Catherine Middleton marrying on the day that is traditionally set aside to celebrate the feast day of St Catherine of Siena

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19/04/2011 9:00 am

Archbishop Nichols asks for renewal of prayer, penance and practical charity

Archbishop Vincent Nichols has celebrated the annual Chrism Mass at Westminster Cathedral on Tuesday 19 April 2011 in the presence Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Archbishop Antonio Mennini, the Papal Nuncio, and over 300 priests and 1,000 people from the Diocese of Westminster.

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19/04/2011 9:00 am

Pope Benedict Appoints Right Reverend George Stack as new Archbishop of Cardiff

Pope Benedict XVI has today appointed Bishop George Stack as the seventh Archbishop of Cardiff.

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18/04/2011 9:00 am

UK Announces New Ambassador to the Holy See

Mr Nigel Marcus Baker OBE MVO has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Holy See.

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12/04/2011 9:00 am

UK well-wishers invited to send the Pope birthday greetings

As part of the legacy of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the UK, well-wishers are being offered an e-card to send to the Holy Father on or around 16th April to mark his 84th birthday.

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06/04/2011 9:00 am

Baroness Warsi Speaks at Social Action Conference

Baroness Warsi, Minister without Portfolio and Member of the Cabinet gave this speech at the ‘Building a new culture of social responsibility’ conference focusing on the contribution of Catholic Social Action in the changing economic and social context.

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04/04/2011 9:00 am

Prayer for the Royal Wedding

The Bishops' Conference has released a prayer for use around the time of the Royal Wedding

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30/03/2011 9:00 am

Preparations for publication of new translation of Roman Missal

The Roman Missal in its new English translation will be published by the Catholic Truth Society in Autumn 2011. This now means that the Catholic Bishops’ Conference can confirm that the full text of the Missal will be used at Mass from the First Sunday of Advent this year.

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29/03/2011 9:00 am

Purpose Before Pews Conference

As part of the legacy of the Papal Visit to the UK representatives from across England and Wales gathered for a unique event on Saturday about ministry and outreach to non-churchgoing Catholics.

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28/03/2011 9:00 am

Vocation Voices

The National Office for Vocation is preparing for Vocations Sunday by inviting hundreds of people to become Vocation Voices. This is a network of people under the age of 35 ready and willing to speak at the end of Mass on the World Day of Prayer for Priesthood and Consecrated Life, 15 May 2011.

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