Pope Francis: Church should defend fundamental values but be a "Field Hospital" for those who suffer

Pope Francis has celebrated Mass in St Peter's Basilica to open the Ordinary Synod on the Family that will run from 4 - 25 October 2015. 

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Marriage and Family

Family Synod

The Fourteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops takes place from 4 - 25 October 2015. Its theme is "The Vocation and Mission of the Family i... Read more


Justice and Mercy

Justice and mercy were the twin themes of Cardinal Vincent Nichols' homily given at this year's 'Red Mass' - an annual service in Westminster Cathedral for m...Read more


Crisis Response

In this 'Catholic News' podcast we speak to Bishop Richard Moth about how he's responding to the refugee crisis. As the newly installed Bishop of Arundel and...Read more


Refugee Crisis - Open Your Hearts

Catholics in England and Wales are being urged to respond to the refugee crisis with both prayer and practical action. Whether it's donating time, skills or money, you can make a valuable contribution to the humanitarian effort. Read more