27/03/2012 12:00 pm

Archbishop Nichols presents Catholic Loyal Address to Her Majesty The Queen

Archbishop Nichols expresses "great loyalty and gratitude" of the Catholic community when presenting the Loyal Address to Her Majesty the Queen.

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27/03/2012 10:35 am

Cardinal’s Lenten Pause for Thought

On Tuesday 27 March, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor gave BBC Radio 2's Pause for Thought.

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26/03/2012 3:00 pm

New Start for the English Anglican - Roman Catholic Committee

The English group working for unity between Anglicans and Roman Catholics has begun a new stage of its life. Meeting at Canterbury Cathedral from 23-24 March in a context of prayer and worship, the members of the newly configured English Anglican – Roman Catholic Committee - English ARC - started a programme of work for the next five years.

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24/03/2012 6:00 pm

Archbishop tells Youth: "Listen to the call of the Lord"

Archbishop Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops' Conference, has told thousands of young people from across England and Wales to listen to the call of the Lord to avoid losing their inner selves to simply become "part of a mass movement".

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24/03/2012 2:00 pm

Pope Benedict's Support for Youth Congress

The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, has sent a message to the 8,000-strong young people gathered at Wembley Arena for the Flame Youth Congress.

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23/03/2012 3:25 pm

Archbishop Nichols on Love and Friendship

Writing in The Catholic Herald this week, Archbishop Vincent Nichols looks at the beauty of true friendship. 

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23/03/2012 3:15 pm

Pope Benedict XVI sends message to the UK

Pope Benedict XVI has sent a telegram to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the people of the United Kingdom as he flies over UK airspace to Mexico for the first leg of his Latin American trip.

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23/03/2012 12:20 pm

Techie trainee priests adopt unofficial patron saint of podcasting

Two trainee priests from Oscott College, a seminary in Birmingham, have decided to adopt an unofficial patron saint of podcasting for their very successful ‘Vocationcast’ series.

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21/03/2012 3:10 pm

Catholic Charities write to mayoral candidates

Fifteen of London’s largest Catholic Charities have called on the mayoral candidates to reaffirm their support for the poor and vulnerable in the city.

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20/03/2012 4:00 pm

Silver Jubilee of the Diocese of Menevia

This year, 2012, the Diocese of Menevia celebrates its 25th year. On 19 March, the Feast of St.Joseph the worker - Patron of the Diocese - a Mass of celebration was held at St Joseph’s Cathedral, Swansea, to mark the Silver Jubilee. Here is the Abbot of Belmont's homily.

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18/03/2012 5:00 pm

Condolence Message on the death of Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III

Catholic Bishops of England and Wales offer a message of condolence to His Grace Bishop Angaleos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Great Britain on learning of the death of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III.

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16/03/2012 11:55 am

On the announcement of Archbishop Rowan Williams’ retirement as Archbishop of Canterbury

The Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols has made a statement today on the announcement of the retirement of Archbishop Rowan Williams as Archbishop of Canterbury.

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15/03/2012 10:45 am

New Chair for the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission

A former Director of Education for the Anglican Diocese of Oxford and senior civil servant in the Ministry of Justice has been appointed as the new Chair of the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission (NCSC).

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14/03/2012 3:15 pm

Archbishop Peter Smith endorses National Parenting Initiative

The Most Rev Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark has given his endorsement to a new initiative that will aim to support parents and family life through church networks across the UK.

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14/03/2012 12:30 pm

Pugin’s Church becomes Official Shrine of St Augustine

Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark has formally established Pugin’s church of St Augustine in Ramsgate as a shrine of ‘the Apostle of the English’.

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12/03/2012 11:50 am

Olympic Gold Medalist to Speak at Catholic Youth Mega-Event

Olympic sprint king Jason Gardener, who won Gold at the 2004 Games in Athens, is a confirmed speaker at this month's Flame Congress - a national youth event taking place at Wembley Arena on Saturday, 24 March.

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08/03/2012 1:30 pm

Archbishops' Letter on Marriage

The government is about to launch a consultation on changing the legal definition of marriage. Archbishop Vincent Nichols and Archbishop Peter Smith, President and Vice President of the Bishops' Conference respectively, have written to Catholic parishioners to voice their opposition to any change in the law and to encourage participation in the consultation. 

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08/03/2012 2:20 pm

Conference on Sustainable Living

‘Treasure in the field – Spiritual capital and sustainable living’ is the title of Christian Ecology Link’s 30th anniversary conference in Bristol on Saturday 10 March.

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05/03/2012 8:30 pm

CSAN Welcomes Lords Vote on Legal Aid

CSAN, the social action arm of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, today welcomed the House of Lords vote to adopt amendments to the government’s Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill, that will protect legal aid for domestic abuse victims.

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05/03/2012 12:15 pm

‘Government Bill will hurt domestic abuse victims’ warn Faith Leaders

A coalition of ten prominent faith leaders has written to the Secretary of State for Justice, to warn that the government’s Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill will harm vast numbers of domestic abuse victims in “dire need” of support.

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