This Sunday, the First Sunday of Advent, sees the start of the Year for Consecrated Life. In announcing this year, Pope Francis said "Religious should be men and women able to wake up the world." Throughout England and Wales, dioceses and religious congregations are celebrating the start of the year with liturgical events such as Mass in Westminster and Birmingham Cathedrals this Saturday, vespers at Worth Abbey for Arundel and Brighton the following week and a day for consecrated men and women at Brentwood Cathedral centre last Saturday.
Pope Francis called on a “haggard” and “lonely” Europe to recover its role as a world protagonist, its identity as a defender of the transcendent dignity of...Read more
Cardinal Vincent Nichols made his first visit to Gaza on Sunday, 23 November, and described what he witnessed as "traumatic" and "shocking". The Cardinal, Pr...Read more
Catholic Bible Sunday is celebrated in 2014 on 7 December - the Second Sunday of Advent. It presents an opportunity to hear afresh and be renewed in our attentiveness to God's word through reading and reflecting on the Scriptures in our parishes and homes. Read more