19/06/2014 11:00 am

Catholics and Anglicans look forward to cricket match in September

Amongst the many theological issues and practical challenges that the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby discussed during his two days of meetings in the Vatican this week, there is one subject you might not expect to find on his agenda and that is cricket.

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26/06/2014 11:00 am

Working Document for the Synod of the Family

A working document for the upcoming Synod of the Family. This will take place at the Vatican between 5-19 October 2014.

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24/06/2014 2:00 pm

Cardinal affirms the role of Catholic women at historic national celebration

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has affirmed the invaluable contribution that Catholic women make to the life and mission of the Church. In a message sent to mark the 75th Anniversary of the National Board of Catholic Women (NBCW), which was celebrated at the weekend.

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23/06/2014 4:00 pm

Archbishop Longley celebrates Mass of Thanksgiving for the Cardinal Hume Centre

On the occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of the death of Cardinal Basil Hume, Archbishop Longley celebrated a Mass for all those who support and are supported by the work of the Cardinal Hume Centre.

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20/06/2014 7:26 pm

Iraq: a political war couched in a human disaster

The latest opinion piece from our consultant on the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region, Dr Harry Hagopian, on the crisis in Iraq. "The ISIS factor is not something that was created in Tal Afar, Mosul or even at Fallujah and Ramadi. The ISIS factor had been growing ever since 2011 when US forces drew down almost entirely from Iraq."

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19/06/2014 6:13 pm

Founder of Poor Servants of Mother of God on way to Sainthood

The Englishwoman who founded the Poor Servants of the Mother of God was declared "Venerable" by Pope Francis on 13 June - the second stage in the process of being made a saint. Mother Magdalen of the Sacred Heart, born Frances Taylor in Stoke Rochford, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, founded the religious order in 1872.

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16/06/2014 12:00 pm

New charitable group launches to help Catholics consider their legacy

A new charitable group has launched this week to encourage Catholics to leave a gift in their will to charity, as organisations report that inflation is impacting how many vulnerable people they’re able to reach through their work. 

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12/06/2014 4:37 pm

Cardinal Nichols condemns sexual violence in warfare at global summit

Cardinal Vincent Nichols today described sexual violence in warfare and conflict as “a deep wound on the body of humanity”. He was addressing the Global Summit to end sexual violence in conflict held in London. 

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12/06/2014 10:00 am

"Ordinariate is a Great Ecumenical Gesture" says Ordinary

The Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, Monsignor Keith Newton, has described the Ordinariate as a "great ecumenical gesture which demonstrates to Christians everywhere how wide the Catholic Church is prepared to open its arms to show that there can be unity with diversity".

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09/06/2014 7:17 pm

Cardinal Vincent Nichols prays with the Israeli and Palestinian Ambassadors at Archbishop's House, Westminster

On Friday 6 June, Cardinal Vincent Nichols welcomed the Israeli and Palestinian Ambassadors in London, Daniel Taub and Manuel Hassassian, to Archbishop's House, Westminster. Together they spent time together in prayer for peace. They did so in response to the invitation issued by Pope Francis to President Mahmoud Abbas and Shimon Peres to come to the Vatican to pray with him for peace in the Holy Land.

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08/06/2014 10:17 pm

Prayers and Politics for Israelis and Palestinians

Here you can read the latest opinion piece from Dr Harry Hagopian, our Middle East North Africa (MENA) consultant, on the Pope's Pentecost Sunday prayer meeting in Rome with the President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas, the President of Israel Shimon Peres and Muslim and Christian religious leaders including the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I. 

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06/06/2014 11:58 pm

Invitation from Pope Francis to Pray for World Peace

Pope Francis has invited Catholics to join him in prayer for world peace when he meets with Israel's President Shimon Peres and President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas in the Vatican this Sunday afternoon.

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06/06/2014 2:57 pm

World Communications Day 2014 Lecture: Mgr Paul Tighe

Monsignor Paul Tighe, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, gave this year's World Communications Day lecture at Heythrop College in London on 5 June 2014. Mgr Tighe's lecture provided an engaging and thorough analysis of 'The Church in a Digital World'.

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06/06/2014 11:36 am

A Lesson in Good Communication from St Boniface

Fr Stephen Wang, Senior University Chaplain for the Diocese of Westminster, held up St Boniface as an exemplary communicator in his homily for a special Mass at Heythrop College, University of London, to mark the recently celebrated World Communications Day.

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05/06/2014 9:53 am

CSAN welcomes Government's commitment to tackle Modern Slavery

Following the Queen’s Speech, 4 June, Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN), the social action arm of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, has welcomed the Government’s commitment to tackle Modern Slavery. CSAN hope the Bill will strengthen the support given to victims of trafficking as recommended in CSAN’s submission to the Joint-Select Committee.

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04/06/2014 1:00 pm

Rt Rev Nicholas Hudson Ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster

The Right Reverend Nicholas Gilbert Erskine Hudson was ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster today, 4 June 2014, at the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Most Precious Blood, Westminster. He has been assigned the titular see of St Germans. 

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28/05/2014 4:00 pm

A fond farewell to Bishop Brain and two new Bishops join CSAN Trustees

CSAN are bidding the Right Reverend Bishop Terence Brain a very fond farewell as he steps down from his role as Chair of Trustees for Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN).

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28/05/2014 9:00 am

Major tasks await the newly elected European Parliament

A large majority of the citizens who participated in the European elections voted for pro-European candidates. In the years to come this will allow the European Parliament to continue its work for the common good of all Europeans with dedicated and competent women and men.

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23/05/2014 4:12 pm

Civil Partnership Review (England and Wales): A Consultation

Here you will find the response from the Catholic Bishops' Conference for England and Wales, Department for Christian Responsibility and Citizenship to the "Civil Partnership Review (England and Wales): A Consultation". 

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23/05/2014 12:00 pm

CSAN respond to Draft Child Poverty Strategy

CSAN (Caritas Social Action Network), the social action arm of the Catholic Church, today submitted their response to the Draft Child Poverty Strategy 2014-17 consultation.

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