marriage & family

An Invitation to Reflect on the Gift of Marriage and Family Life

Ahead of the forthcoming Ordinary Synod on the Family in October 2015, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, has asked us to reflect with true spiritual discernment on the themes relating to marriage and family life that emerged from the Extraordinary meeting of Bishops held in Rome in October 2014. The Bishops of England and Wales have published a document to help the faithful reflect and discern on his crucial aspect of Catholic life. It's titled: 'The Call, the Journey and the Mission - An Invitation from the Bishops of England and Wales to Reflect on the Gift of Marriage and Family Life'. Read more

film podcast

Episode Three

It's the third installment of our 'Faith and Film' podcast series and, appropriately, it's a seasonal offering we have in store for you. We're very close to...Read more


Peshawar Massacre

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops' Conference, has written to Pakistan's High Commissioner in London to express his condolences and prayers...Read more


Seasonal Outreach

Materials have been made available to Catholic parishes across England and Wales to support outreach to non-churchgoing Catholics during Advent and Christmas. Read more


Cardinal Nichols' Christmas message to BBC Radio 2 listeners

Cardinal Vincent Nichols today gave a message to listeners of BBC Radio 2 on a very seasonal Jeremy Vine show. Rounding off the programme, the Cardinal looked to the crib, to Bethlehem, and spoke of the need for all of us to look out for the vulnerable and lonely this Christmas. 

Read More