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31/08/2017 12:01 am

Funeral directors, who cares?

In a Onepoll of 2,000 UK adults, commissioned by the Art of Dying Well, almost half of UK adults (44.9%) think that funeral directors should have access to professional counselling. 

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31/08/2017 6:36 pm

Pope and Patriarch: "support the consensus of the world for the healing of our wounded creation"

It's the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on 1 September - a day observed by both the Catholic and Orthodox Churches.

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02/09/2017 10:33 am

Holydays of Obligation - England and Wales

With effect from the First Sunday of Advent 2017, two holydays of obligation are being reinstated. This decision was made by the Bishops of England and Wales, and has been confirmed by the Holy See.

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01/09/2017 4:32 pm

Announcing the Death of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor died peacefully this afternoon, 1 September 2017, surrounded by his family and friends. Cardinal Nichols: "Please pray for the repose of his soul. Pray, too, for his family, and those many friends and colleagues from the Diocese and far beyond who mourn his loss." 

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02/09/2017 12:42 pm

Pope gives thanks for Cardinal Cormac's "distinguished service to the Church"

Pope Francis has written to Cardinal Nichols to offer his "heartfelt condolences" after the death of Archbishop emeritus of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor.

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08/09/2017 5:50 pm

Catholic Church responds to Lammy Review

The lead Catholic Bishop for racial justice issues has welcomed MP David Lammy's review into the treatment of, and outcomes for, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) individuals in the Criminal Justice System. 

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11/09/2017 4:00 pm

Homily: Mass in Chiswick for Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor

Complete text of Bishop Mark O’Toole’s homily given at a Mass in the Church of Our Lady of Grace and St Edward, Chiswick, where Cardinal Cormac lived in his retirement. 

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12/09/2017 11:02 am

Why the Catholic Bishops have restored two Holy Days

With effect from the First Sunday of Advent 2017, two holydays of obligation are being reinstated. This decision was made by the Bishops of England and Wales, and has been confirmed by the Holy See. This article gives you some simple background information.

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12/09/2017 5:31 pm

Archbishop Longley's Sermon: Solemn Vespers for Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor's Funeral Rites

The Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, delivered the sermon at the Solemn Vespers in Westminster Cathedral, with Cardinal Vincent Nichols presiding, as part of the Funeral Rites for Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor.

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13/09/2017 12:29 pm

Archbishop's Homily: "Cormac was a priest to his fingertips"

The Most Revd George Stack, Archbishop of Cardiff, has preached the homily at the Funeral Mass of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor in Westminster Cathedral. 

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