26/10/2011 9:00 am

Bishop Declan Lang speaks about document which calls for reform of global financial systems

Bishop Declan Lang speaks about document which calls for reform of global financial systems.

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21/10/2011 9:00 am

Pope Benedict XVI’s pilgrimage to Assisi

On 27 October 2011, Pope Benedict XVI will travel to Assisi to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the historic meeting there in 1986, called by Pope John Paul II, which gathered representatives of Christian communities and world religions for a Day of Prayer for Peace.

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21/10/2011 1:20 pm

Archbishop Vincent Nichols gives the 2011 Tablet Lecture

Archbishop Vincent Nichols has given the 2011 Tablet Lecture, entitled 'Holiness Today: The Formation of the Human Heart'.

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20/10/2011 9:00 am

Bishop Arthur Roche presents Pope Benedict XVI with a special edition of the new Roman Missal

On 19 October Bishop Arthur Roche, Bishop of Leeds, presented the Holy Father with a special white edition of the new Roman Missal. Bishop Roche is Chairman of the International Commission for English in the Liturgy (ICEL), and Chairman of the Bishops' Conference Department for Christian Life and Worship.

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19/10/2011 9:00 am

Call for prayer for Assisi gathering

On 1 January, Pope Benedict XVI called for an event to commemorate the first day of Prayer for Peace in October 1986, hosted by Pope John Paul II. The event, which stands under the motto of “pilgrims of truth, pilgrims of peace”, and will see Benedict XVI sharing journeys with leaders of other religions, is due to take place on 27 October 2011.

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18/10/2011 9:00 am

Bishops respond to the Care Quality Commission Report

The Bishops of England and Wales today stated that the Care Quality Commission's report into the care of older people requires values, compassion and an ethos of service to be put back at the heart of health and social care services for older people.

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17/10/2011 9:00 am

World Mission Sunday

People often overlook the poor in their midst. World Mission Sunday on 23 October helps to remind them that they are neither forgotten nor unimportant. It is one day each year when the whole Catholic world unites in supporting missionaries such as Sr Patricia Speight, whose photograph and story feature in the World Mission Sunday material sent out to the parishes. The missionaries’ concern for the poorest in society is a powerful witness of God’s love.

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14/10/2011 9:00 am

Missals prepared for distribution

The Missals for priests will be dispatched from 24th October

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13/10/2011 9:00 am

Egyptian Statement

It is with great sadness that I learnt of the tragedy that took place in Cairo on Sunday evening, involving the Egyptian Coptic Christian communities and the security forces. Those clashes resulted in dozens of deaths and many more injuries.

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10/10/2011 9:00 am

Caritas Social Action Network Seeks Amendment to Welfare Reform Bill

The Social Action Agency of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN) is actively supporting a number of amendments to the Welfare Reform Bill as it continues its passage through Parliament.

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03/10/2011 9:00 am

Forces Bishop asks parishioners to care for mental health

In the run up to World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2011, the Bishop of the Forces, Bishop Richard Moth, lead for Mental Health at the Bishops’ Conference has asked parishioners to play a part in caring for those affected by mental ill-health; their families and their loved ones.

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03/10/2011 9:00 am

Celebrating Family diocesan projects bear fruit in MA degrees

Volunteers and employees from four dioceses will be awarded Master’s degrees in Family Ministry and Faith Formation on Saturday 8 October in a ceremony at Archbishop’s House, Southwark.

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30/09/2011 9:30 am

Theme announced for World Communications Day 2012

The Pontifical Council for Social Communications has announced the theme for next year's World Communications Day: Silence and Word: Path of Evangelisation. It majors on the need to value silence - not as an antidote to the relentless pace of modern communications but more to factor in discernment and reflection in order to enrich the value of communication.

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26/09/2011 9:00 am

Historic gathering in England of Europe’s Catholic Shrine Directors

Those responsible for some of the Catholic Church’s most famous and well-visited shrines in Europe are to gather in England this week for a historic meeting.

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22/09/2011 9:00 am

Palestinian Statehood: Archbishop Kelly's response to Jerusalem’s Heads of Churches’ message

Archbishop Patrick Kelly has endorsed the call from Jerusalem’s Heads of Churches for intensified prayers and diplomatic efforts for peace between Palestinians and Israelis.

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20/09/2011 9:00 am

Catholic Seminar on Criminal Justice

Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN), the Catholic Bishops’ Conference agency for domestic social action is holding a one day seminar at Allen Hall Seminary in London to deepen debate, inform policy and initiate action around criminal justice.

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20/09/2011 9:00 am

‘Little Way’ Week: Witness Through Service

During 1 - 7 October the Catholic Community in England and Wales is being invited to participate in Little Way Week which is an initiative that encourages people to do seven small actions – one a day for a week – to witness to their faith through service.

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18/09/2011 9:00 am

Catholic Community celebrates the gift of the Pope’s Visit one year on

Archbishop Vincent Nichols called for all Catholics to take up the Pope’s call to strive for holiness in their lives at the service of others in his homily at the Mass of Thanksgiving on the anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the United Kingdom.

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18/09/2011 9:00 am

Catholic Church should take a lead in promoting the family unit, says poll

Research conducted for the Catholic Church today shows strong support from the public for the Church to play a more active role in revitalising British family life.

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18/09/2011 9:00 am

PM affirms relevance of Pope's message

Prime Minister David Cameron has reflected on Pope Benedict's historic State visit to the UK praising the Holy Father for sharing a powerful message about the importance of compassion, tolerance and justice.

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