04/08/2015 10:30 am

Bishop Lang sends condolences after Myanmar Flooding

Bishop Lang writes to Burma’s Cardinal Charles Bo to express his condolences and solidarity in the wake of recent flooding.

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04/08/2015 9:30 am

Bishop Patrick Lynch on a response to the Calais situation

In a letter to the Telegraph, the Bishop for Migrants, the Right Reverend Patrick Lynch outlines his response to the situation in Calais. He writes of the need to recognise “the desperation of those seeking asylum”, and to put in place, especially in France “more efficient procedures to assess fairly and rapidly those seeking asylum.”

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30/07/2015 10:30 am

National Catholic Safeguarding Commission: Annual Report 2014-15

The seventh Annual Report outlining the work of the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission (NCSC) and the Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service (CSAS) has been released. 

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27/07/2015 3:00 pm

Safeguarding: E-Learning resource launched

The Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service, CSAS, has worked with EduCare to bring you a safeguarding e-learning package which is free to access for every member of the Catholic Community in England and Wales. 

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27/07/2015 11:00 am

Cardinal Nichols says we should both cherish life and embrace natural death

In a homily delivered in Lourdes on the Day for Life, the day on which the Church celebrates and affirms life from conception to its natural end, Cardinal Nichols said that we should both cherish life and embrace natural death.

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24/07/2015 12:00 pm

Bishop Sherrington talks to Vatican Radio about Day for Life

‘Cherishing Life – Accepting Death’: that’s the theme of the 2015 Day for Life initiative, celebrated by the Catholic Church in England and Wales on Sunday, 26 July. 

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22/07/2015 1:00 pm

Pope Francis sends blessing to all those who work to protect and promote life in England and Wales

Pope Francis has sent his good wishes and support to the Catholic Church in England and Wales for this Sunday’s Day for Life. Day for Life is the day dedicated to praying for the protection of human life and raising awareness about its meaning and value at every stage and in every condition.

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21/07/2015 11:00 am

Catholic Bishops’ Offer Guidance on End of Life Decisions

This year’s Day for Life – the Day in the Church’s year dedicated to praying for the protection of human life and raising awareness about its meaning and value at every stage and in every condition – will focus on Catholic teaching about appropriate treatment at the end of life.

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11/07/2015 6:00 pm

Archbishop George Stack's Proclaim '15 Homily

Here's Archbishop George Stack's homily preached at Mass as the Proclaim '15 conference drew to a close at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre on Saturday 11 July 2015. 

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11/07/2015 2:15 pm

Cardinal calls on delegates to focus on three 'C's at major evangelisation conference

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, giving an enthusiastic and wide-ranging keynote speech at the Proclaim '15 national evangelisation conference in Birmingham, called on delegates to focus on three 'C's. 

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11/07/2015 9:22 am

Archbishop: Catholic disciples should be accountable and motivated by a love for the Lord

Proclaim '15 conference host bishop, Archbishop Bernard Longley, welcomed delegates to the major evangelisation event in Birmingham on Saturday 11 July, and urged them to help a Western world that has become "unused to the sound of God's voice calling us to repentance and renewal". 

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11/07/2015 9:15 am

Pope Francis assures Proclaim' 15 delegates of his "spiritual closeness and prayers"

Pope Francis has sent a message ahead of the Proclaim' 15 national conference assuring all those present of his "spiritual closeness and prayers" as they reflect on the call to be missionary disciples. 

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11/07/2015 9:10 am

Archbishop of Canterbury: Church of England Synod joins Proclaim '15 delegates in prayer for "the evangelisation of this country"

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Archbishop Justin Welby, has sent a message of prayerful support to those gathered in Birmingham for a major national evangelisation event - a key part of the Proclaim '15 initiative. Archbishop Welby will be at the Church of England's General Synod in York at the same time as Proclaim, but assured delegates of his prayers for the success of the initiative the evangelisation of this country. 

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08/07/2015 2:32 pm

Proclaim'15 Press Conference

A few days before the national evangelisation conference - a key part of this year's Proclaim '15 initiative - Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Bishop Nicholas Hudson and Clare Ward - the Bishops' Home Mission Advisor, met with media professionals to brief them on this once-in-a-generation event and to take their questions. 

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07/07/2015 11:00 am

Cardinal honours memory of those who died in 7/7 attacks

Today is a day of sadness for many as we remember the victims of the terrorist attacks in London 10 years ago. It is also a day when we salute the bravery of the emergency services and remember the dignity of the victims’ families. 

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07/07/2015 11:23 am

11,000 People Celebrate 50 Golden Years for the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton at the Amex Stadium

11,000 people from across Surrey and Sussex celebrated the Golden Jubilee of the Catholic Diocese of Arundel and Brighton at the Amex Stadium in Falmer, near Brighton, on Sunday 5 July.

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06/07/2015 1:00 pm

Comment by Archbishop Peter Smith on Assisted Suicide

"Very many people of all faiths and none will be concerned about a Bill to legalise Assisted Suicide in England and Wales which will be debated in the House of Commons on 11th September 2015. This private members Bill, introduced by Rob Marris MP, will have a free vote and it is important that people make their views known to their own MP ahead of this extremely important debate."

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Proclaim'15 Request for Prayer

In 2015 a significant evangelisation initiative called Proclaim ’15 is being launched to support, inspire and encourage new expressions of parish evangelisation. A project of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, it is designed to affirm the good work that is already being done by the Catholic community, and to provide resources and events to profile and develop new expressions of Catholic joy and missionary outreach.

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03/07/2015 6:18 pm

Catholic Church and International Organisation for Migration strengthen ties to combat human slavery

Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Ambassador William L Swing, director of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), have committed themselves to strengthening their joint work to tackle human slavery.

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03/07/2015 11:18 am

Bishops hold a minute’s silence for victims of terrorism as Bishop of Nottingham is ordained

The Bishops of England and Wales held a minute’s silence in memory of the victims of last week’s terrorist violence before the Episcopal ordination of Fr Pat McKinney in Nottingham, 3 July. The Bishops were joined by his Excellency Antonio Mennini, the Apostolic Nuncio, some of Bishops McKinney’s family along with the people and priests of the Nottingham Diocese. 

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