family synod

Synod of Bishops on the Family 2014

Family life will be the focus of an extraordinary general session of the Synod of Bishops that will meet at the Vatican between 5-19 October 2014. Pope Francis has asked that the Church sets aside a Day of Prayer on Sunday 28 September to pray for the bishops as they discuss the "pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelisation." Read more

Overseas Mission

World Mission Sunday

It's World Mission Sunday on 19 October. This special day, chosen by the Pope, is an opportunity for Catholics worldwide to join together to pray for the mis...Read more


Little Way Week

Little Way Week is an initiative of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales promoting seven days of prayer and service in the footsteps of St T... Read more


Pray for Iraq

Since Islamic State (IS) militants, formerly known as ISIS, captured Qaraqosh in Nineveh - once the biggest Christian town in Iraq - tens of thousands have f... Read more


Home Mission Sunday

Home Mission Sunday is the day in the Church's calendar when the Catholic community in England and Wales is invited to pray for, celebrate and support the wo... Read more

Apostolic Journey

Pope in S. Korea

Pope Francis arrives in Seoul, the capital of South Korea, on Thursday, 14 August 2014. The Holy Father is in South Korea during the Sixth Asian Youth Day he... Read more


Understanding Islam

This four-day course is held at Campion Hall, the Jesuit community in Oxford, and aims to help Catholics understand how the worldviews of the Muslims they li...Read more