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Proclaim ’15: A personal perspective

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Proclaim ’15: A personal perspective

I wasn’t sure what to expect at Proclaim ’15 last weekend in Birmingham. Having been recently to the HTB Leadership Conference and having attended evangelical Catholic conferences like the St John Bosco conference in Steubenville, Ohio, I wondered how […]

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The meaning of marriage

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The meaning of marriage

I once saw an elderly couple being interviewed on television. It was the day of their fiftieth wedding anniversary. They were sat awkwardly beside each other on a lumpy sofa in their living room. Heavily […]

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Proclaim ’15: Pope Francis praises commitment to evangelisation at once in a generation Birmingham conference

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Proclaim ’15: Pope Francis praises commitment to evangelisation at once in a generation Birmingham conference

Pope Francis sent a special message to around 900 attendees, representing Catholic parishes from across England and Wales, at a ‘once in a generation’ national Catholic evangelisation conference in Birmingham at the weekend. The message […]

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How do I discover the purpose of my life?

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How do I discover the purpose of my life?

The tenth film in the Sycamore programme is now available to view and download, on the topic “How do I discover the purpose of my life?” For information about how to use this film visit here. […]

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The meaning of love

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The meaning of love

The ninth film in the Sycamore programme is now available to view and download, on the topic “The meaning of love”. For information about how to use this film visit here. For more information about […]

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The power of prayer

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The power of prayer

The eighth film in the Sycamore programme is now available to view and download, on the topic “The power of prayer”. For information about how to use this film visit here. For more information about […]

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The gift of faith

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The gift of faith

The seventh film in the Sycamore programme is now available to view and download, on the topic “The gift of faith”. For information about how to use this film visit here. For more information about […]

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Can we trust the Bible and the Christian Tradition?

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Can we trust the Bible and the Christian Tradition?

The sixth film in the Sycamore programme is now available to view and download, on the topic “Can we trust the Bible and the Christian Tradition?”. For information about how to use this film visit […]

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Why do we need the Church?

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Why do we need the Church?

The fifth film in the Sycamore programme is now available to view and download, on the topic “Why do we need the Church”. For information about how to use this film visit here. For more […]

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An uncertain future for Heythrop College

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An uncertain future for Heythrop College

This news comes from the Heythrop website: Heythrop’s Governing Body met yesterday to discuss the future of the College. This meeting was the culmination of detailed work over the past three years, as Governors, working […]

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Advice for parents on the feast of St John the Baptist

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Advice for parents on the feast of St John the Baptist

I follow Archbishop William Goh of Singapore in his daily readings. I thought today’s was a particularly good one for parents. Here is the key section. You can read the whole piece here. The future of […]

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Laudato Si': a summary of Pope Francis’s sweeping eco-encyclical

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Laudato Si': a summary of Pope Francis’s sweeping eco-encyclical

Pope Francis’s encyclical Praised Be You: On the Care of Our Common Home is available in full here. A brief, ’10 things you need to know’ video by Fr James Martin is here. Humanum has produced a […]

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Laudato Si’ – the new Encyclical from Pope Francis: a landmark in modern church teaching that will shape a new future

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Laudato Si’ – the new Encyclical from Pope Francis: a landmark in modern church teaching that will shape a new future

When it appears tomorrow, Laudato Si’ — “Praised Be You” — will captivate and divide the world by issuing the most robust challenge to the contemporary myth of progress in recent times. Any other document […]

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A new Catholic catechism from the CTS

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A new Catholic catechism from the CTS

I’ve just written a catechism! It started life as a series of short articles about the Catholic faith, and gradually morphed into a more systematic presentation within a traditional catechetical structure. The full title is The […]

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Summer events for young Catholics

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Summer events for young Catholics

A few random summer events for young Catholics in the UK. Please add any other ideas into the comments below. EVANGELIUM CONFERENCE, 30 July to 2 August Set in the beautiful grounds of the Oratory […]

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Why we all need to think deeply about chastity

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Why we all need to think deeply about chastity

Last week, we had the great joy of having Dawn Eden speak on “Living to Love: Why Chastity is Key” (see her speaking above in Basingstoke). I hadn’t read her book, The Thrill of the […]

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A Guide to the Family Synod, Part 3: ‘The Gospel of the Family’

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A Guide to the Family Synod, Part 3: ‘The Gospel of the Family’

[The third in a series by Elizabeth Howard considering the questions that have been put to the world’s bishops’ conferences in the run-up to the Synod of Bishops in October. The previous posts are here and here.] Part II of the […]

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Birmingham/Youth 2000 Retreat: 5-7 June

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Birmingham/Youth 2000 Retreat: 5-7 June

This retreat is a great place to gather together with friends and to meet new people while drawing closer to Jesus. There will be inspirational talks, live worship, a chance for discussion, workshops to suit […]

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Scotland rejects assisted suicide

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Scotland rejects assisted suicide

Members of the Scottish Parliament have voted down the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill for a second time by 82 votes to 36. In what amounts to a clear rejection of the principles of the Bill, first […]

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Spirit in the City, 10-13 June, central London

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Spirit in the City, 10-13 June, central London

Spirit in the City is a celebration of Christian faith in the heart of London, hosted by the Catholic churches in the West End.  Visit the website here. The annual festival aims to share the […]

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