25/12/2016 12:38 pm

Pope Francis: 'Urbi et Orbi' Christmas Message 2016

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has delivered the forth Christmas message of his pontificate 'Urbi et Orbi' on the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, 25 December 2016.

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25/12/2016 12:00 pm

Birmingham Christmas Midnight Mass 2016

Full Homily from Archbishop Bernard Longley, preached at St Chad's Cathedral for the Christmas Midnight Mass

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25/12/2016 12:01 am

Midnight Mass

Here is the full text of Cardinal Vincent Nichols' homily preached at Midnight Mass in Westminster Cathedral on Christmas Day 2016.

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22/12/2016 12:00 pm

Vatican co-signs Living Fully 2016 Statement and Charter

The Pontifical Council for Culture has continued its collaboration with The Kairos Forum and other delegates who attended the ground breaking international symposium and conference 'Living Fully 2016' by signing a robust Statement and Charter for the Church, affirming that everybody of all abilities has a place in our faith communities.

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22/12/2016 12:00 pm

Cardinal's Christmas Message 2016

Cardinal Nichols sends his Christmas message for 2016 in which he expresses his wish for us all to hold mercy in our hearts and show compassion to those nearest to us.

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16/12/2016 8:39 am

Anscombe Bioethics Centre: A Note on Mitochondrial Donation

Here you can read a comment from the Anscombe Bioethics Centre after the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) approved the use of mitochondrial donation in certain specific cases. 

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12/12/2016 12:00 pm

Cardinal Nichols sends condolence message to Coptic Bishop after Cairo bombing

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has written to Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom offering the prayers and condolences of the Catholic Community in England and Wales, following yesterday's appalling bombing in Cairo. 

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09/12/2016 5:26 pm

Human Rights Day: Regaining trust and countering fear

Justice and Peace Europe has released a statement to mark Human Rights Day - 10 December 2016. Human Rights as a tool against transgression and populism. 

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08/12/2016 12:32 pm

Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski announced as new Archbishop of Krakow

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales,  has welcomed Pope Francis' announcement that Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski will be the next Archbishop of Krakow. 

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07/12/2016 12:37 pm

The Place of Silence

The Liturgy Committee of the Department for Christian Life and Worship has prepared a document on the 'Place of Silence' in the liturgy. It examines the role of silence in the teaching of the Popes and in liturgical documents. 

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07/12/2016 11:54 am

Fr Christopher Jamison Pauses for Thought to Reflect on St Nicholas

This morning, Wednesday 7 December, Fr Christopher Jamison, appeared on The Chris Evans Show on BBC Radio 2. His reflection focuses on the feast of St. Nicholas and the origins of stocking fillers.

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06/12/2016 8:36 am

The Casey Review

A spokesman for the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales made this comment on the Casey Review - a independent review commissioned by the Home Office into integration and opportunity in our isolated and deprived communities.

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05/12/2016 11:58 am

First ever Dementia Friendly Carol Service

Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP will lead the first ever Dementia Friendly Carol Service in Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King on Wednesday 14 December at 2pm. 

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02/12/2016 12:38 pm

Catholic Church and Police join forces to tackle modern day slavery in the east of England

Catholic church leaders, police chiefs and ethnic chaplains met the UK’s Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner in Peterborough, 29 November, to progress the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery in the East of England.

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01/12/2016 11:35 am

Eggs and Care

My thoughts about eggs and the care of the chickens that lay them made me think about care provision particularly for older people as I have been visiting a friend of late who resides in a ‘luxury’ care home, so luxury that I suspect the weekly cost of a room in the posh hotel I was in would be cheaper when purchased on a long term basis.

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30/11/2016 2:36 pm

Catholic Cathedrals to receive over £1m in final phase of grants from First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund

The final phase of a two-year grants programme to English cathedrals for urgent repairs was announced yesterday. Catholic cathedrals will receive just over £1m in this phase for repairs including to stained glass windows, stone pinnacles, and roofs as well as drainage and lighting.

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29/11/2016 11:10 am

International community has "duty" to protect civilians in Eastern Aleppo from slaughter

In a letter to UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, the Chair of the Bishops' Conference Department for International Affairs, Bishop Declan Lang, has decried the slaughter unfolding in Eastern Aleppo.

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28/11/2016 9:00 am

A call to strengthen international justice

The following article was published in The Catholic Universe, Friday 25 November, in it Bishop Declan Lang discusses why we need to strengthen the international justice system in the wake of historic judgements and worrying trends.

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22/11/2016 4:39 pm

Bishop calls for an end to attacks on civilians in Aleppo

Bishop Declan Lang, Chair of the International Affairs department for the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, has called for an end to the targeting of civilians in the conflict in Syria, particularly in East Aleppo. 

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20/11/2016 3:00 pm

Pope Francis on Jubilee close: become instruments of mercy

Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Sunday in St. Peter’s Square, on the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe, and the conclusion of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy.

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