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09/01/2018 4:00 pm

UK’s newest religious community set to open its first convent

The newest religious community in the UK has just received the keys to its very first convent – a converted barn complex near Dereham in Mid Norfolk. Sr Camilla Oberding, leader of the Community of Our Lady of Walsingham (COLW), reports.

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09/01/2018 12:00 pm

God Calls: New Vocations App

This free App is for Catholics aged 16-35 year olds. The aim? To help you go deep with God, and build solid ground with Him through prayer, through the lives of the Saints, and Scripture. This is a vital first step to discovering the joy-filled life that God has in store for you.

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08/01/2018 11:42 am

Cardinal pays tribute to former UN special representative for international migration

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference, has praised the "outstanding contribution to public life" made by Peter Sutherland, the former UN special representative for international migration, who died on 7 January 2018 at St James's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.

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04/01/2018 6:24 pm

Catholics in England and Wales to celebrate Peace Sunday

Every year Catholics in England and Wales celebrate the Pope’s message on Peace Sunday, promoted by Pax Christi and supported by the International Affairs Department of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference. 

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03/01/2018 3:03 pm

Funeral arrangements for Bishop Francis Walmsley CBE

The Requiem Mass for the former Catholic Bishop of the Forces, the Right Reverend Francis J Walmsley CBE will take place at 11:30am on Tuesday 23 January 2018 at the Cathedral Church of St Michael and St George, Queens Avenue, Aldershot. 

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01/01/2018 12:00 pm

Papal Message - World Day of Peace

This message, titled "Migrants and refugees: men and women in search of peace" was issued by Pope Francis for the celebration of the 51st World Day of Peace, 1 January 2018. 

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13/02/2018 1:41 pm

Pope Francis: Lenten Message 2018

Once again, the Pasch of the Lord draws near!.. Lent summons us, and enables us, to come back to the Lord wholeheartedly and in every aspect of our life. 

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13/02/2018 11:01 am

Why do we receive ashes on Ash Wednesday?

If I was given £1 for every comment on Ash Wednesday from a well-meaning non-Christian telling me I may look better if I remove the dirt smudged across my forehead, I'd be writing this from the Bahamas.

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12/02/2018 11:00 am

Pope Francis appoints Lancashire-born Canon Paul Swarbrick as next Bishop of Lancaster

Pope Francis has named a priest of the Diocese of Lancaster as the seventh Bishop of the Diocese - Canon Paul Swarbrick.

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09/02/2018 5:00 pm

Message of his holiness Pope Francis for World Day of the Sick 2018

Pope Francis delivered the 26th message for the World Day of the Sick. The theme for this year is provided by the words that Jesus spoke from the Cross to Mary, his Mother, and to John: “Woman, behold your son ... Behold your mother. And from that hour the disciple took her into his home” (Jn 19:26-27). 

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