06/03/2014 12:00 pm

Do not be afraid of Confession!

In his lenten Pastoral letter the Bishop of Shrewsbury, The Rt Revd Mark Davies, invites us to put this question to ourself: How long is it since I was last at Confession? The Holy Father reminds us: “it is Jesus Himself who awaits us in this great and beautiful Sacrament: have courage and go to Confession!”

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05/03/2014 12:00 pm

Archbishop of Birmingham Joins Volunteers at City Centre Soup Kitchen

The Archbishop of Birmingham, the Most Reverend Bernard Longley helped volunteers from the St Vincent de Paul Society (a charity dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage) to distribute sandwiches and hot drinks at a Birmingham City Centre Soup Kitchen at the weekend.

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04/03/2014 2:00 pm

CSAN issues challenge to #Takeitup this Lent

CSAN has challenged Catholics to respond to Pope Francis’ call and take practical steps to address poverty during Lent. The #Takeitup campaign will feature a different one of CSAN’s 40 member charities for each of the 40 days of Lent, encouraging Catholics to contribute their time and skills to make a difference.

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04/03/2014 10:00 am

Archbishop of Cardiff reaches out to the troubled and over burdened

The Archbishop of Cardiff, The Most Revd George Stack, has written of his care and concern for all those who are troubled and over burdened at this time, inviting them to seek divine comfort in prayer.

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28/02/2014 6:31 pm

Cardinal Nichols: "Our eyes will not be closed to the drama of poverty in our midst"

In a special Mass with the Solemn Rite of Welcome held in Westminster Cathedral, Cardinal Vincent Nichols emphasised the need to tackle domestic poverty and recognise the ethical dimensions in the creation of wealth.

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27/02/2014 12:00 pm

Tackle the scandal of child poverty in working households

CSAN- the social action arm of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, has urged the government to “tackle the growing scandal of child poverty in working households” and take steps to promote the living wage as part of its Child Poverty Strategy.

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27/02/2014 12:00 pm

Convent Kitchens: Pancake Day

You’ve probably heard of Delia, Gordon, Jamie and others… but there is also a longstanding tradition of fine cooking emanating from the UK's convent kitchens, and this pancake day an exclusive insight is being offered into some 'nun inspired' recipes.

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27/02/2014 9:58 am

New Bishop of Plymouth struck by the resilience of the people he has visited in flood-hit areas of the South West

In his first pastoral message for Lent, the new Bishop of Plymouth, the Right Reverend Mark O’Toole reflects on the “great resilience of people in the face of adversity and their goodness in supporting one another during a challenging time”.

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25/02/2014 5:01 pm

Digital Drive to Get Catholics Back to Confession

Catholic Bishop, Kieran Conry, is leading a drive to invite Catholics back to Confession this Lent, and he is keen to highlight how your mobile phone can help you to prepare to make a good Confession – whether it is your first Confession in thirty years, or you go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation regularly in your local parish.

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23/02/2014 2:30 pm

Pope Francis: No to divisions between Christians

Following the celebration of Mass on Sunday morning with the 19 new Cardinals, Pope Francis greeted the crowds in St. Peter’s Square gathered for the Angelus prayer. In his address to them he urged them to work for Christian unity avoiding all divisions, because he said: “a community does not belong to the preacher, but to Christ”.

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23/02/2014 11:30 am

Pope Francis celebrates Mass with Cardinal Nichols and the new Cardinals

Pope Francis presided over Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on Sunday, one day after 19 bishops were added to the college of cardinals. 

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22/02/2014 4:22 pm

Archbishop of Birmingham celebrates with new Cardinal Vincent Nichols

The Archbishop of Birmingham, the Most Reverend Bernard Longley is in Rome this weekend to support and celebrate Cardinal Vincent Nichols’ being elevated to the rank of Cardinal.

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22/02/2014 11:12 am

Pope Francis creates Bishops' Conference President a Cardinal

In his first ordinary public Consistory, Pope Francis elevated 19 of the Church’s prelates to the rank of Cardinal - including Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. 

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22/02/2014 12:50 am

New Cardinal will Reinforce Church’s Social Action Mission in England and Wales

CSAN, the social action arm of the Catholic Church, has welcomed the appointment of its patron Vincent Nichols as Cardinal, stating that the move will “reinforce the Church’s social action mission.” 

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21/02/2014 7:15 pm

Special Prayers in Rome for Cardinal-Designate Vincent Nichols

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor has celebrated Mass in his titular church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva on the eve of the Consistory which will make his successor as Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols a Cardinal. Special prayers were said for the new Cardinal at the Mass.

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17/02/2014 11:11 am

Cardinal Designate Vincent Nichols' Interview with The Telegraph

Days before the Cardinal-Designate flies to Rome for the Consistory in which he will be made a Cardinal, he was interviewed by The Telegraph

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07/02/2014 5:03 pm

A Certain Idea of Europe

Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich, a member of the group of eight cardinals appointed by Pope Francis to advise him on issues of church governance, will be in Oxford next week, Tuesday 11 February 2014, to deliver the Newman Lecture on ‘Catholicism and Europe’.

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06/02/2014 3:30 pm

All victims of FGM should be able to access treatment for their injuries regardless of their immigration status

Following today’s announcement that the first prosecution for female genital mutilation is expected to go ahead, the Catholic Church in England and Wales has stepped up its calls for the Government to ensure that victims of FGM are able to access healthcare regardless of their immigration status.

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06/02/2014 2:33 pm

Pope Francis looks to Mary in his message for the World Day of the Sick

Pope Francis in 2014 is commending the 22nd World Day of the Sick to the intercession of Mary, so that she will help sick people to live their own suffering in communion with Jesus Christ.

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Holy See responds to UN Committee on Rights of the Child

A statement issued by the Holy See following the publishing of Concluding Observations on the reviewed Reports of the Holy See and five States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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