13/09/2017 12:29 pm

Archbishop's Homily: "Cormac was a priest to his fingertips"

The Most Revd George Stack, Archbishop of Cardiff, has preached the homily at the Funeral Mass of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor in Westminster Cathedral. 

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12/09/2017 5:31 pm

Archbishop Longley's Sermon: Solemn Vespers for Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor's Funeral Rites

The Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, delivered the sermon at the Solemn Vespers in Westminster Cathedral, with Cardinal Vincent Nichols presiding, as part of the Funeral Rites for Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor.

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12/09/2017 11:02 am

Why the Catholic Bishops have restored two Holy Days

With effect from the First Sunday of Advent 2017, two holydays of obligation are being reinstated. This decision was made by the Bishops of England and Wales, and has been confirmed by the Holy See. This article gives you some simple background information.

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11/09/2017 4:00 pm

Homily: Mass in Chiswick for Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor

Complete text of Bishop Mark O’Toole’s homily given at a Mass in the Church of Our Lady of Grace and St Edward, Chiswick, where Cardinal Cormac lived in his retirement. 

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08/09/2017 5:50 pm

Catholic Church responds to Lammy Review

The lead Catholic Bishop for racial justice issues has welcomed MP David Lammy's review into the treatment of, and outcomes for, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) individuals in the Criminal Justice System. 

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02/09/2017 12:42 pm

Pope gives thanks for Cardinal Cormac's "distinguished service to the Church"

Pope Francis has written to Cardinal Nichols to offer his "heartfelt condolences" after the death of Archbishop emeritus of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor.

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01/09/2017 4:32 pm

Announcing the Death of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor died peacefully this afternoon, 1 September 2017, surrounded by his family and friends. Cardinal Nichols: "Please pray for the repose of his soul. Pray, too, for his family, and those many friends and colleagues from the Diocese and far beyond who mourn his loss." 

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02/09/2017 10:33 am

Holydays of Obligation - England and Wales

With effect from the First Sunday of Advent 2017, two holydays of obligation are being reinstated. This decision was made by the Bishops of England and Wales, and has been confirmed by the Holy See.

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31/08/2017 6:36 pm

Pope and Patriarch: "support the consensus of the world for the healing of our wounded creation"

It's the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on 1 September - a day observed by both the Catholic and Orthodox Churches.

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31/08/2017 12:01 am

Funeral directors, who cares?

In a Onepoll of 2,000 UK adults, commissioned by the Art of Dying Well, almost half of UK adults (44.9%) think that funeral directors should have access to professional counselling. 

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31/08/2017 1:45 pm

Pope Francis to visit Myanmar and Bangladesh in November

The Holy Father will travel to Myanmar on 27 November for a three-day visit immediately followed by a papal journey to Bangladesh from 30 November to 2 December 2017. 

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24/08/2017 11:00 am

UK Priest receives major international award

Fr Jonathan How, a priest of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton, has been presented with the Bronze Wolf Award, the highest award for adults in World Scouting, for his contribution in the area of spiritual development and Interreligious Dialogue in scouting.

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22/08/2017 11:00 am

World Day of Migrants and Refugees

In his message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis says: "Throughout the first years of my pontificate, I have repeatedly expressed my particular concern for the lamentable situation of many migrants and refugees fleeing from war, persecution, natural disasters and poverty."

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21/08/2017 12:00 pm

Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor seriously ill in hospital

In a letter sent to all the Bishops of England and Wales, the President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, has shared that the Cardinal’s health has taken a defining turn and that he is now in hospital.

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11/08/2017 11:00 am

Bishop Richard welcomes Lord Farmer’s report on prisoners’ families

The lead Catholic Bishop for prisons has welcomed the publication of Lord Farmer’s report on the importance of strengthening prisoners’ family ties. This landmark report highlights the vital position of families in supporting people’s rehabilitation. It outlines practical recommendations in areas including family visits, video communications, and parenting classes.

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02/08/2017 12:26 pm

Abbot Christopher Jamison elected new President by the English Benedictines

Abbot Christopher Jamison has been elected as Abbot President by the English Benedictine Congregation in succession to Abbot Richard Yeo. 

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28/07/2017 10:56 pm

Cardinal Nichols' statement following the death of Charlie Gard

"I am deeply saddened by the news that little Charlie Gard has now died. I offer my sincere and profound condolences to his parents who have treasured him with such a strong and undiminished love." 

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24/07/2017 4:32 pm

Bishops’ Conference statement on Charlie Gard

The parents of Charlie Gard have ended their five-month legal challenge over treatment for their 11-month-old baby. Here's a statement from the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. 

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17/07/2017 11:00 am

Bishop Declan Lang on Displaced Persons in the Kurdistan Region

Today Bishop Declan Lang gave a statement in response to the hundreds of thousands of people that have been displaced in the Kurdistan Region

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14/07/2017 4:00 pm

Papal honour for John Gibbs

John Gibbs was presented with the Knight Commander’s cross of the Order of St. Gregory the Great on Thursday 6 July; he was made a Knight Commander of the Order in March this year by Pope Francis.

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