Episcopal Ordination

Episcopal Ordination: Bishop of Nottingham

At midday on Friday 3 July 2015, Monsignor Patrick McKinney will be ordained the Tenth Bishop of Nottingham in the city's Cathedral Church of St Barnabas. He will be ordained to the episcopate by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster. Bishop-elect McKinney succeeds Archbishop Malcolm McMahon, now Archbishop of Liverpool. Read more

papal encyclical

New Encyclical

Laudato si' - On the Care for our Common Home - is the Pope's Encyclical Letter on the environment and human ecology. Pope Francis challenges us to consider... Read more


Assisted Dying Bill

On Friday 11 September 2015 the House of Commons is debating and voting on a Private Member’s Bill to legalise assisted suicide. This will put the most vulne... Read more


General Election 2015

Catholics across England and Wales are asked to engage with the General Election that will take place on Thursday, 7 May 2015. It is up to each person how th... Read more

marriage & family

Marriage and Family

The Bishops of England and Wales have published a document to help the faithful reflect and discern on marriage and family life. It's titled: 'The Call, the... Read more


Cardinal in Iraq

Cardinal Vincent Nichols visited the capital of Kurdistan on a two-day visit to Iraq from 12-13 April 2015. Erbil sits alongside two major conflicts - war in... Read more