05/03/2012 11:40 am

Love is at the heart of new evangelisation

The Most Rev Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark, affirmed that witnessing to Christ’s love is the most important part of the new evangelisation, during his homily at the third of the Bishops’ Conference 'Crossing the Threshold’ events on Saturday, 3 March.

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05/02/2012 8:55 am

New Appointments at the Bishops' Conference

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales has announced the appointments of two new department secretaries.

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02/03/2012 11:20 am

Tribute to Shahbaz Bhatti

Bishop Declan Lang pays tribute to Pakistani politician Shahbaz Bhatti on the anniversary of his assassination. 

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29/02/2012 12:40 pm

Bishop: Pray for dementia sufferers

Bishop David McGough, an Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham, has lent his support to the National Week of Prayer for Dementia. This week, devoted to prayer and awareness of dementia, is now in its third successful year. 

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29/02/2012 9:30 am

Mission Bishop Invites Faithful to Sow Seeds of Faith

The Catholic Bishop responsible for overseeing the work of evangelisation nationally has called on Catholics to draw people to God through their daily Christian witness.

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24/02/2012 4:00 pm

ICEL thanks Bishop Roche for 10 years of guidance

The International Commission on English in the Liturgy expressed its deep and profound gratitude to the Bishop of Leeds Bishop Arthur Roche for his guidance and chairmanship of ICEL over the last 10 years.

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23/02/2012 11:50 am

Clarification on Civil Partnerships

Following a Guardian report today, 23 February 2012, it is important to clarify the position taken by the Bishops' Conference in 2003 in response to the Government Consultation on "Civil partnership – A framework for the legal recognition of same–sex couples”. Civil Partnerships are now part of the framework of British law. The current debate is about the specific nature of the institution of marriage and its distinctive place in the fabric of society. 

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20/02/2012 5:20 pm

Launch of the 'Coalition for Marriage'

The Mt Rev Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark and Chair of the Bishops' Conference Department of Responsibility and Citizenship, has made a comment on the launch of the 'Coalition for Marriage'.

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16/02/2012 9:10 am

Pray for those affected by betrayal of trust experienced in the Church

A homily by Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham delivered at St Giles' Catholic Church in Cheadle, Staffordshire on Sunday, 12 February 2012.

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15/02/2012 11:00 am

Anniversary of Full Diplomatic Relations with Holy See

The President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, Archbishop Vincent Nichols, has released a statement on his visit to the Holy See, accompanying a government delegation, to mark the 30th anniversary of full diplomatic relations.

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14/02/2012 11:50 am

Bishop: Scouts carry out the work of Jesus

At a Mass for Scouts celebrated in St George’s Cathedral, Southwark, yesterday, the lead Bishop for Scouts, Bishop Richard Moth reminded the scouting congregation that when we serve: “we are carrying out the work of Jesus himself.”

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14/02/2012 12:20 pm

Helping children to learn about Lent

Mission Together, the Catholic Church’s official mission charity for children, has produced materials to enable children to find out more about Lent in 2012. Mission Together is part of the Missio network of charities and works to help children pray for and share with children all over the world.

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13/02/2012 1:15 pm

Church Treasures Saved

Church treasures to remain with Catholic communities after private treaty sale returns key historic items to the Grade I listed Church of St. Augustine in Ramsgate, Kent. 

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08/02/2012 10:50 am

Statement on Bede Walsh

On Tuesday 7 February, Bede Walsh, who served as a Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Birmingham, was convicted by a jury, following a 10-day trial at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court, of 21 sexual offences against eight boys. The offences took place between the 1970s and the early 1990s.

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07/02/2012 11:45 am

Five Meaningful Conversations-a-Day

At the opening of last weekend's Mental Health Conference in Leeds, delegates were asked to think about having five meaningful conversations-a-day, in addition to their daily intake of five portions of fruit or vegetables. 

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07/02/2012 11:00 am

Focus on Charity and Holiness During Lent

In his Lenten message for 2012, Pope Benedict XVI encourages the faithful to focus on charity, concern for others and personal holiness.

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07/02/2012 9:20 am

Distinguish Secularism from Secularisation, says Archbishop

Archbishop Bernard Longley, a member of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelisation, gave an insight into the International Synod of Bishop on the topical theme “The New Evangelisation for the Transmission of the Christian Faith”, to be held in Rome during October 2012, during an address in Birmingham on Saturday, 4 February.

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06/02/2012 11:30 am

Catholics ‘Get Set' for Nation's Biggest Ever Parties

Nine Saturdays, 15 cities, 11 choices of programme, unlimited ways of engaging. A series of ' Get Set' parties to help churches prepare for this summer's Diamond Jubilee and Olympic and Paralympic celebrations. 

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02/02/2012 10:15 am

Welsh Church Leaders on Organ and Tissue Donation

Archbishop Stack of Cardiff, Bishop Regan of Wrexham and Bishop Tom Burns of Menevia join Welsh Church leaders in a response to the Welsh Government's proposals for Legislation on Organ and Tissue Donation. 

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01/02/2012 5:15 pm

Bishop for Mental Health Addresses Conference in Leeds

Bishop Richard Moth asks for wisdom to help guide decisions about the pastoral support of those with mental health difficulties. 

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