Vocations Sunday 2019

The Day of Prayer for Vocations (also known as Vocations Sunday) in 2019 will be celebrated on Sunday 12th May. This day flows from the broader culture of vocation, and is when the universal Church asks the Lord to send more labourers to the harvest.

Read More

08/05/2019 11:00 am

Archbishop McDonald challenges UK and US government on freedom of religion

Archbishop Kevin McDonald joined other faith leaders in calling on UK and US governments to protect freedom of religion and belief at a meeting hosted by the Archbishop Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace today.

Read More

08/05/2019 11:00 am

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 2019 World Day of Vocations

Pope Francis is urging Catholics to pray that the Lord may help us discover His plan of love for our lives and grant us the courage to walk in the path He has chosen for each of us. He made the call in his message for this year’s World Day of Prayer for Vocations that will be observed on the 4 Sunday of Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday, May 12.  

Read More

07/05/2019 9:00 am

Jean Vanier - Requiescat In Pace

Cardinal Nichols, president of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, said: At our gathering in Valladolid, we heard with deep emotion of the death of Jean Vanier.

Read More

02/05/2019 1:00 pm

Bishop John Arnold welcomes publication of the Committee on Climate Change ‘net zero’ report.

Bishop John Arnold, the lead bishop on environmental issues for the Catholic Church in England and Wales, has welcomed the publication today of the Committee on Climate Change ‘net zero’ report. The report advises the government to phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, ending the UK’s contribution to global warming. It is confident that this is manageable with existing technology, the existing budget, and serious public engagement. However, it acknowledges this will require a major ramping up of ambition in policy.

Read More

26/04/2019 2:52 pm

Sri Lanka: Our Darkest Hours

What should have been a joyous celebration of resurrection and new life, Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka this year brought terror to the hearts of the faithful and destroyed innocent lives. These cold-blooded terrorist attacks have devastated the Sri Lankan people and shocked the world.

Read More

22/04/2019 1:00 pm

Cardinal's shock and sadness after Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has written to the President of the Bishops' Conference of Sri Lanka, Cardinal Albert Malcolm Ranjith, to express his shock and sadness at hearing news of the Easter Sunday bombings of churches and hotels that killed 290 and injured over 500 people.

Read More

18/04/2019 11:23 am

Archbishop of Paris expresses gratitude for solidarity and prayers after Notre Dame Cathedral fire

This is an unofficial translation of a message from Archbishop Aupetit of Paris sent to well-wishers in response to the fire in the Cathedral of Notre Dame.

Read More

17/04/2019 11:21 am

Cardinal Nichols and Archbishop Welby call on Government to address persecution of Christians and promote freedom of religion

Christian leaders today called on Government to protect Christians facing persecution and to promote freedom of religion and belief more widely.

Read More

15/04/2019 6:00 pm

Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

Cardinal Nichols said: “The shock at the outbreak of this fire is spreading round the world. It is an iconic building visited by millions but more importantly is a symbol of faith which is at the heart of Europe."

Read More

12/04/2019 10:00 am

Card Nichols: Church a global network for good against trafficking

Cardinal Vincent Nichols talks to Vatican News about themes being discussed at an International Conference on Human Trafficking taking place in Rome.

Read More

10/04/2019 2:00 pm

Bishop calls on UK to take the lead in promoting the global abolition of the death penalty

The lead Catholic Bishop for International Affairs, Bishop Declan Lang, has welcomed the international decline in executions, and called on the UK to use its diplomatic and economic influence to promote global abolition of the death penalty. Statistics released today show that the number of known executions fell by over 30% in 2018 and more than two thirds of countries in the world have now abolished the death penalty in law or practice.

Read More

06/04/2019 7:16 pm

Cardinal: Help young people to build discipline and self-control in their lives to counter gang culture

Cardinal Vincent Nichols joined other church leaders in central London for a rally to call for an end to knife crime, to demand action and to stand alongside young people, families and communities affected by the scourge of violent crime.

Read More

02/04/2019 9:30 am

Bishops welcome Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation: Christus Vivit - Christ is Alive

Pope Francis today released his Post-Synodal Exhortation Christus Vivit - Christ is Alive - to Young People and to the entire People of God, following the Synod of Bishops in October 2018. The theme of the Synod was "Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment".

Read More

01/04/2019 9:18 am

Day of Prayer for Survivors of Abuse - 12 April 2019

On Friday 12 April the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales is encouraging the Catholic community to take part in a day of prayer for survivors of sexual abuse. 

Read More

01/04/2019 3:30 pm

Standing Together to stop knife crime

Churches to support rally in Trafalgar Square this Saturday to call for an end to knife crime

Read More

27/03/2019 12:00 pm

Standing in Solidarity: Rabbi reads at Mass which is offered for the victims of the New Zealand, and those affected “closer to home” at the meeting of Catholic coordinators for dialogue

Tuesday 26 March saw a meeting of Catholics who came together to celebrate the dialogue work with other religions, and with other Christians – using the special relationship Catholicism has with Judaism as a bridge between the two. 

Read More

26/03/2019 12:00 pm

Royal College of Physicians - statement by Bishop John Sherrington

Speaking on behalf of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, Bishop John Sherrigton, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster, said:  “We are disappointed at the Royal College of Physicians dropping their opposition to assisted suicide and moving to a ‘neutral’ position on the topic, despite a majority voting to oppose any change in the law

Read More

25/03/2019 1:00 pm

Rt Rev Robert Byrne Installed Fourteenth Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle

The Solemn Mass of Installation of the the Right Reverend Robert Byrne, C.O. (Congregation of the Oratory of St Philip Neri), as the fourteenth Bishop of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle, will take place at 12.00 noon on Monday, 25 March 2019 in the Cathedral Church of St Mary, Newcastle upon Tyne. The day chosen is the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord.

Read More

22/03/2019 5:38 pm

Letter: Self-interest must not guide UK aid

The Catholic Bishop of Salford and Church of England Bishop of Coventry respond to article in The Guardian on UK Aid. 

Read More

eZ debug

Clear cache:

Quick settings:

Debug: eZMySQLDB::query(0.000 ms) query number per page:0 Jul 22 2019 03:56:59
SET NAMES 'utf8'
Timing: Jul 22 2019 03:56:59
Module start 'content'
Warning: eZTemplate:def @ extension/common_templates/design/common_templates/override/templates/full/innerpage.tpl:31[12] Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
Variable 'page_limit' is already defined.
Warning: eZTemplate:def @ extension/common_templates/design/common_templates/override/templates/full/innerpage.tpl:31[12] Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
Variable 'children' is already defined.
Warning: eZTemplate:def @ extension/common_templates/design/common_templates/override/templates/full/innerpage.tpl:31[12] Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
Variable 'children_count' is already defined.
Timing: Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
Module end 'content'
Error: eZTemplate:if Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
parser error @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/page_head.tpl:45
Not enough arguments at []
Error: eZTemplate @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/page_head.tpl:46[4] Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
parser error @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/page_head.tpl:46[4]
Unterminated tag "if" does not match tag "case"
Error: eZTemplate:if Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
parser error @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/page_head.tpl:52
Not enough arguments at []
Error: eZTemplate @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/page_head.tpl:53[4] Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
parser error @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/page_head.tpl:53[4]
Unterminated tag "if" does not match tag "case"
Error: eZTemplate @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/page_head.tpl:61[3] Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
parser error @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/page_head.tpl:61[3]
Unterminated tag "if" does not match tag "switch"
Error: eZTemplate @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/page_head.tpl:62[0] Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
parser error @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/page_head.tpl:62[0]
Unterminated tag "case" does not match tag "foreach"
Error: eZTemplate @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/page_head.tpl:70[0] Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
parser error @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/page_head.tpl:70[0]
Unterminated tag "if" does not match tag "default"
Warning: eZTemplate:switch @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/page_head.tpl:39[3] Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
No case match and no default case
Warning: eZTemplate:switch @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/page_head.tpl:39[3] Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
No case match and no default case
Error: Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
Not enough arguments passed to 'if' function.
Notice: PHP: E_NOTICE Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
Undefined index: case in /home/catholic/public_html/lib/eztemplate/classes/eztemplate.php on line 635
Warning: eZTemplate Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
Function "case" is not registered
Warning: eZTemplate:switch @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/page_head.tpl:39[3] Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
No case match and no default case
Warning: ezjscPacker::packFiles Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
Could not find: stylesheets/yui/build/calendar/assets/calendar.css
Error: eZTemplate @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/menu/flat_top.tpl:17[23] Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
No such attribute for object(eZContentObjectTreeNode): is_selected
Choose one of following: 
Error: eZTemplate @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/menu/flat_top.tpl:17[23] Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
No such attribute for object(eZContentObjectTreeNode): is_selected
Choose one of following: 
Notice: Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
Deprecated parameter "node_id" in treemenu template operator
Error: eZTemplate @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/menu/flat_left.tpl:28[24] Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
No such attribute for array(10): hide_from_nav
Choose one of following: department, name, short_title, page, tags,
                         short_summary, image, category_override, show_children,
                         show_keep_me_updated
Error: eZTemplate @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/menu/flat_left.tpl:28[24] Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
No such attribute for array(10): hide_from_nav
Choose one of following: department, name, short_title, page, tags,
                         short_summary, image, category_override, show_children,
                         show_keep_me_updated
Error: eZTemplate @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/menu/flat_left.tpl:28[24] Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
No such attribute for array(10): hide_from_nav
Choose one of following: department, name, short_title, page, tags,
                         short_summary, image, category_override, show_children,
                         show_keep_me_updated
Error: eZTemplate @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/menu/flat_left.tpl:28[24] Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
No such attribute for array(10): hide_from_nav
Choose one of following: department, name, short_title, page, tags,
                         short_summary, image, category_override, show_children,
                         show_keep_me_updated
Error: eZTemplate @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/menu/flat_left.tpl:28[24] Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
No such attribute for array(10): hide_from_nav
Choose one of following: department, name, short_title, page, tags,
                         short_summary, image, category_override, show_children,
                         show_keep_me_updated
Error: eZTemplate @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/menu/flat_left.tpl:28[24] Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
No such attribute for array(10): hide_from_nav
Choose one of following: department, name, short_title, page, tags,
                         short_summary, image, category_override, show_children,
                         show_keep_me_updated
Error: eZTemplate @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/menu/flat_left.tpl:28[24] Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
No such attribute for array(10): hide_from_nav
Choose one of following: department, name, short_title, page, tags,
                         short_summary, image, category_override, show_children,
                         show_keep_me_updated
Error: eZTemplate @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/menu/flat_left.tpl:28[24] Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
No such attribute for array(10): hide_from_nav
Choose one of following: department, name, short_title, page, tags,
                         short_summary, image, category_override, show_children,
                         show_keep_me_updated
Error: eZTemplate @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/menu/flat_left.tpl:28[24] Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
No such attribute for array(10): hide_from_nav
Choose one of following: department, name, short_title, page, tags,
                         short_summary, image, category_override, show_children,
                         show_keep_me_updated
Error: eZTemplate @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/menu/flat_left.tpl:28[24] Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
No such attribute for array(10): hide_from_nav
Choose one of following: department, name, short_title, page, tags,
                         short_summary, image, category_override, show_children,
                         show_keep_me_updated
Error: eZTemplate @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/menu/flat_left.tpl:28[24] Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
No such attribute for array(10): hide_from_nav
Choose one of following: department, name, short_title, page, tags,
                         short_summary, image, category_override, show_children,
                         show_keep_me_updated
Error: eZTemplate @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/menu/flat_left.tpl:28[24] Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
No such attribute for array(10): hide_from_nav
Choose one of following: department, name, short_title, page, tags,
                         short_summary, image, category_override, show_children,
                         show_keep_me_updated
Error: eZTemplate @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/menu/flat_left.tpl:28[24] Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
No such attribute for array(10): hide_from_nav
Choose one of following: department, name, short_title, page, tags,
                         short_summary, image, category_override, show_children,
                         show_keep_me_updated
Error: eZTemplate @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/menu/flat_left.tpl:28[24] Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
No such attribute for array(10): hide_from_nav
Choose one of following: department, name, short_title, page, tags,
                         short_summary, image, category_override, show_children,
                         show_keep_me_updated
Error: eZTemplate @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/menu/flat_left.tpl:28[24] Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
No such attribute for array(10): hide_from_nav
Choose one of following: department, name, short_title, page, tags,
                         short_summary, image, category_override, show_children,
                         show_keep_me_updated
Error: eZTemplate @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/menu/flat_left.tpl:28[24] Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
No such attribute for array(10): hide_from_nav
Choose one of following: department, name, short_title, page, tags,
                         short_summary, image, category_override, show_children,
                         show_keep_me_updated
Error: eZTemplate @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/menu/flat_left.tpl:28[24] Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
No such attribute for array(10): hide_from_nav
Choose one of following: department, name, short_title, page, tags,
                         short_summary, image, category_override, show_children,
                         show_keep_me_updated
Error: eZTemplate @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/menu/flat_left.tpl:28[24] Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
No such attribute for array(10): hide_from_nav
Choose one of following: department, name, short_title, page, tags,
                         short_summary, image, category_override, show_children,
                         show_keep_me_updated
Error: eZTemplate @ extension/catholicnews/design/catholicnews/templates/menu/flat_left.tpl:28[24] Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
No such attribute for array(10): hide_from_nav
Choose one of following: department, name, short_title, page, tags,
                         short_summary, image, category_override, show_children,
                         show_keep_me_updated
Error: eZTemplate Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
Unknown template variable 'node' in namespace ''
Timing: Jul 22 2019 03:57:00
Script end

Main resources:

Total runtime1.0330 sec
Peak memory usage37,376.0000 KB
Database Queries603

Timing points:

CheckpointStart (sec)Duration (sec)Memory at start (KB)Memory used (KB)
Module start 'content' 0.03250.4112 4,690.507816,979.1641
Module end 'content' 0.44370.5892 21,669.671913,554.7656
Script end 1.0329  35,224.4375 

Time accumulators:

 Accumulator Duration (sec) Duration (%) Count Average (sec)
Ini load
Load cache0.01000.9637300.0003
Check MTime0.00120.1180300.0000
Mysql Total
Mysql_queries0.402638.97406030.0007
Looping result0.01601.54416010.0000
Template Total0.993896.230.3313
Template load0.02392.309630.0080
String conversion in template resource0.00040.0390280.0000
Template parser: create text elements0.01221.1783280.0004
Template parser: remove whitespace0.00180.1754280.0001
Template parser: construct tree0.05044.8801280.0018
Template load and register function0.00760.7384120.0006
Template processing0.969993.891530.3233
states
state_id_array0.00710.6920220.0003
state_identifier_array0.00790.7683230.0003
Override
Cache load0.01831.77291040.0002
Sytem overhead
Fetch class attribute name0.00730.7112400.0002
Fetch class attribute can translate value0.00150.1431210.0001
class_abstraction
Instantiating content class attribute0.00050.0476590.0000
XML
Image XML parsing0.00320.3079210.0002
General
dbfile0.00030.0253160.0000
String conversion0.00010.0114290.0000
Note: percentages do not add up to 100% because some accumulators overlap

Time used to render debug report: 0.0005 secs