18/03/2011 9:00 am

Report on persecuted Iraqi Christians

Archbishop Vincent Nichols welcomed Archbishop Bashar Warda, from Erbil in North Iraq, at the launch of Aid to the Church in Need’s report Persecuted and Forgotten? calling on the Catholic community to hold our Iraqi brothers and sisters in our prayers.

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21/03/2011 9:00 am

Facebook launch for UK video to promote World Youth Day Madrid

With less than 150 days to go until World Youth Day in Madrid, a series of three promo videos encouraging young UK Catholics to pick up their pilgrim packs and go to Madrid this summer have just been released via the UK Papal Visit Facebook page.

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15/03/2011 9:00 am

Making Saints – An Adventure in Love

Over 700 adults engaged in Youth Ministry in England and Wales assembled in London (Saturday 12 March) for a National Congress. The theme was: “Called to a Noble Adventure – A Vision for Youth Ministry”.

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15/03/2011 9:00 am

Baroness Scotland appointed Chair of Safeguarding Commission

Baroness Patricia Scotland has been appointed as the new Chair of the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission replacing Bill Kilgallon OBE Chair of the Commission since its creation in 2008.

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14/03/2011 9:00 am

National Day of Prayer for Dementia

The national Day of Prayer for Dementia on March 19th is an opportunity for everyone to join in prayer for those who live among us with dementia.

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14/03/2011 9:00 am

Charles Plater Trust 2011 Grant Winners Announced

The Charles Plater Trust is proud to announce the three winners of its third annual granting round, continuing the 2010-11 celebration of the Year of Catholic Education that was proclaimed during the State Visit of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to the United Kingdom in September 2010.

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15/03/2011 9:00 am

People from all walks of life take a significant step towards becoming Catholics

More than 4,700 people gathered in Cathedrals across England and Wales this weekend as part of their preparation to be received into the Catholic Church.

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07/03/2011 9:00 am

Bishop Lang writes to Maronite Patriarch on his retirement

In a letter to Cardinal Sfeir, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, Bishop Lang, Chair of the Bishops' International Affairs department who met with the Cardinal in Beirut last summer, said:

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04/03/2011 9:00 am

Bishop Lang expresses "deep sadness" after Pakistan Minister's assassination

In a letter to the President of the Pakistan Bishops' Conference, Bishop Declan Lang of Clifton has expressed his "deep sadness" at the murder of Pakistan's Federal Minister for Minority Affairs Shahbaz Bhatti.

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01/03/2011 9:00 am

A Noble Adventure in Catholic Youth Ministry

Following a very successful gathering last year of 1000 adults engaged in Youth Ministry in England and Wales, CYMFed – the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation – will be holding its 2nd National Congress on Saturday 12th March 2011 in London. The theme is “Called to a Noble Adventure – A Vision for Youth Ministry”.

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03/03/2011 9:00 am

Archbishop Vincent Nichols Lecture to LSE - "A Good Life in Hard Times"

Speaking at a lecture delivered at the London School of Economics, on 2 March 2011, Archbishop Nichols said that religious freedom was not divisive, but rather necessary for building the common good.

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02/03/2011 9:00 am

Apostolic Nuncio to Britain presents his diplomatic papers to the Queen

His Most Reverend Excellency, Antonio Mennini speaks about his special audience with the Queen:

"First of all, I passed on the Holy Father’s warm greetings and told her that His Holiness often remembers his visit to the United Kingdom and has enormous gratitude for the kind welcome he received."

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01/03/2011 9:00 am

Wear Ashes To Witness To Your Faith

On 9 March Catholics across England and Wales are being invited to wear their ashes with confidence to witness to their faith.

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28/02/2011 9:00 am

Archbishop expresses sadness at devastating NZ earthquake

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster, President of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales has offered his prayers for the victims and those who are suffering in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in New Zealand.

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25/02/2011 9:00 am

'Get Ready For 2012 Games' Countrywide tour announced

With hundreds of churches already planning their response to the 2012 Games, country-wide events will help all wishing to make the most of the opportunity.

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21/02/2011 9:00 am

Status of Marriage and proposal to allow civil partnerships in religious premises

The Government statement on 17 February makes it clear that they are now considering a fundamental change to the status of marriage. That is something which was never envisaged by the Equality Act or any other legislation passed by Parliament.

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18/02/2011 9:00 am

Schools and parishes celebrate Education Sunday

Education Sunday is a national day of prayer and celebration for everyone involved in the world of education and will take place on Sunday 20 February this year.

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17/02/2011 9:00 am

Pugin masterpiece saved thanks to Heritage grant

The first phase of a major scheme of repair is due to commence at the magnificent St. Augustine’s abbey church in Ramsgate, Kent, thanks to a generous grant of £110,000 from Heritage Lottery Fund and English Heritage.

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14/02/2011 9:00 am

Cardinal reflects on his visit to India

Returning home from his recent visit to India, the envoy to Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor speaks to the Sunday programme about retracing the papal path, 25 years on from Pope John Paul II’s historic visit.

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14/02/2011 9:00 am

Scouting bishop’s farewell Mass

After seven years as the link bishop for the National Catholic Scout Fellowship, the Bishop of Wrexham, Edwin Regan, handed over his scouting responsibilities to the Bishop of the Forces, Richard Moth at a farewell Mass celebrated at Southwark Cathedral on Sunday.

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