31/01/2012 1:15 pm

"Carry a Faith Card", says Catholic Mission Bishop

A card to communicate that the carrier is a baptised Catholic is to be distributed nationally as an initiative of the Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

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29/01/2012 3:40 pm

Pontifical Council chooses Liverpool for Lent 2012

The Archdiocese of Liverpool is one of twelve Dioceses from across Europe chosen by the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelisation to take part in a pilot scheme in preparation for a Synod to be held in October 2012 with the theme: ‘The New Evangelisation for the Transmission of the Christian Faith’.

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26/01/2012 5:00 pm

Churches Together Presidents on Olympics

2012 is a year of celebrations in England. The Olympic Torch Relay, the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen, the XXX Olympiad and the Paralympics will provide opportunities over the four-month period of May to September for people to gather and celebrate together in ways which will both enhance and deepen community life.

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25/01/2012 9:15 am

Oldest English Institution Abroad Celebrates 650th Anniversary

This weekend, the Venerable English College (VEC), the Church's Seminary in Rome, celebrates a very significant milestone in the history of English and Welsh Catholicism.

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25/01/2012 11:35 am

Catholic Bishops visit Olympic site

With six months to go before the Opening Ceremony of the XXX Olympiad, bishops from the three London dioceses visited the Olympic Park this week to see how 504 acres of previously toxic wasteland in the East End of London has been transformed into a place of new life and immense beauty.

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24/01/2012 12:30 pm

Pope: Social Networks can provide authentic communication

Pope Benedict XVI has recognised the positive and enriching role some websites, applications and social networks can play in providing people with the "time for reflection and authentic questioning" in their lives.

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23/01/2012 4:00 pm

Catholic-Oriental Orthodox book launch

Relations between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Church have been reinforced by the publication of a series of joint statements

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23/01/2012 9:30 am

Cardinal Celebrates Christian Unity

On Sunday 22 January, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor was the guest preacher at a service to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at Chester Cathedral.

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17/01/2012 3:45 pm

Palestinian President meets Christian leaders

Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, today met with representatives of Christian Churches in the UK, led by the Archbishop of Liverpool, the Most Revd Patrick Kelly, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Dr Rowan Williams, and Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Rt Revd David Arnott.

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17/01/2012 4:35 pm

New Global Safeguarding Initiative

Church leaders from across the world come to Rome to relaunch their commitment to the safeguarding of the vulnerable with a new global initiative: "Towards Healing and Renewal".

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14/01/2012 4:45 pm

Chaplain helps passengers of sunken cruise ship

Catholic Seafarers' agency Apostleship of the Sea has spoken of how its chaplain helped passengers on board the Costa Concordia, which sank off the Italian coast on Friday night.

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12/01/2012 12:40 pm

Bishops appeal for responsibility and leadership in the Holy Land

An international meeting of Catholic Bishops in the Holy Land concluded today with an appeal to the region's political leaders to meet the needs of the Christian communities and all people living across these biblical lands.

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12/01/2012 1:15 pm

Patriarch urges pilgrims to visit Holy Land

His Beatitude Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, used his homily at today's Holy Land Coordination closing Mass to thank the pilgrim Bishops for standing in solidarity with the region's Christians.

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11/01/2012 11:00 am

Archbishop: Thousands of families may be hit by new legislation

In a letter to the Times, the Catholic Archbishop of Southwark, Peter Smith, today highlighted his concern for the “thousands of families” who will be affected by the Welfare Reform Bill and the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill , both currently being debated in the House of Lords.

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10/01/2012 9:35 am

Parishes enriched by migrant communities

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has greatly benefited from the "faith and witness" of migrant communities not only in our present day, but down the years, according to the lead Bishop for Migration.

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09/01/2012 12:35 pm

Agreement for temporary move to Ushaw College

Durham University and the Trustees of Ushaw College are pleased to announce that Durham Business School (DBS) is to temporarily relocate to Ushaw College while a state-of-the-art rebuilding and extension of the School’s current home takes place in Durham. 

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09/01/2012 5:00 pm

Patriarch Welcomes Bishops' Solidarity with Christians in Holy Land

The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, His Beatitude Fouad Twal, has welcomed an international delegation of bishops to the Holy Land, expressing his 'profound gratitude' for their solidarity as the region and its Christian communities experience intense pressure. 

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09/01/2012 10:05 am

Bishops tell Christians of Gaza "You are not alone"

Bishops from Europe and North America celebrated mass with the Catholic community in Gaza on the Feast of the Lord’s Baptism, 8 January, as they started this year’s Holy Land Coordination in support of the local Church. 

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05/01/2012 5:15 pm

New hopes for region as Holy Land Coordination starts in Jerusalem

Bishops from across Europe and North America will meet in Jerusalem this weekend for the annual meeting of the Holy Land Coordination at a time of considerable political and social change in the region.

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05/01/2012 12:10 pm

Statement on the Death of Stephen Lawrence

The President of the Catholic Association for Racial Justice (CARJ), Bishop Patrick Lynch, has made a statement on the death of Stephen Lawrence.

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