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Inspiration for the end of the year, Part 1: Saying Yes to God

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Inspiration for the end of the year, Part 1: Saying Yes to God

Looking back on the year, now most of the students have gone home, two inspirational talks stand out for me. I heard the first one in person, at the HTB Leadership Conference in May. Kay […]

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New Year retreat for young people in central London

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New Year retreat for young people in central London

Young people are warmly invited to attend the Youth 2000 New Year retreat entitled TAKE HEART which takes places in central London. With the Liturgy and prayer at the heart of the retreat, there is […]

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New Rector at the National Shrine of our Lady of Walsingham

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New Rector at the National Shrine of our Lady of Walsingham

Monsignor John Armitage has been appointed the new Rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, in Norfolk. Mgr Armitage will leave his post as a Vicar General of the Brentwood Diocese. Cardinal Vincent […]

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7 Quick Takes on joy, Christmas, Made for Glory, and disciple-making

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7 Quick Takes on joy, Christmas, Made for Glory, and disciple-making

-1- I love this image of joy, from new life in Christ! Apparently, St Seraphim of Sarov said, “The Holy Spirit turns into joy whatever he touches”. I know I have experienced this – I […]

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An Advent Retreat, Part 2: gratitude, repentance, and prayer

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An Advent Retreat, Part 2: gratitude, repentance, and prayer

Part 2 of a recent “Day of Recollection” to help prepare for the Advent season. By Fr Stephen Wang. For Part 1, click here.

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An Advent Retreat, Part 1: prophecy, faith, and the Second Coming

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An Advent Retreat, Part 1: prophecy, faith, and the Second Coming

Part 1 of a recent “Day of Recollection” to help prepare for the Advent season. By Fr Stephen Wang. For Part 2, click here.

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How love matures: from the Hollywood romance to a community of service and support

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How love matures: from the Hollywood romance to a community of service and support

The excitement of the Synod has died down, and we are left with a year to ponder and pray. For the Press, it was all about controversy – homosexuality and second marriages. But for the […]

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Made for Glory: YouTube meditations for each day of Advent

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Made for Glory: YouTube meditations for each day of Advent

If you need some Advent inspiration, the Made for Glory team have made 25 short videos reflecting on the Advent gospel readings – each one helping young people go deeper in their personal relationship with […]

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Year for Consecrated Life begins

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Year for Consecrated Life begins

This Sunday, the First Sunday of Advent, sees the start of the Year for Consecrated Life. In announcing this year, Pope Francis said ‘Religious should be men and women able to wake up the world.’ […]

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Flame 2

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Flame 2

Flame 2 is the largest National Catholic Youth event of 2015, taking place in the SSE Wembley Arena on Saturday 7th March 2015. Doors open at 11, and Flame2 starts at 12, finishing at 5.30pm. The […]

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Euthanasia and Assisted Dying: Lessons from Belgium

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Euthanasia and Assisted Dying: Lessons from Belgium

With Bills to legalise ‘assisted dying’ being considered in the Scottish Parliament and in Westminster, the Anscombe Bioethics Centre convened an international conference to consider the experience of euthanasia and assisted suicide in Belgium. The […]

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Knowing what to do with your gifts

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Knowing what to do with your gifts

What gifts have we been given? How do we know what to do with them? What meaning do they have for us and for others? A sermon by Fr Stephen Wang.

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Religious difference and the responsibility of joy

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Religious difference and the responsibility of joy

Just recently, the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome dedicated a new building to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. He wrote an occasional letter entitled “Renunciation of the truth is lethal to faith”. The letter is set […]

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MA in Catholic Applied Theology

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MA in Catholic Applied Theology

Deepen Your Faith and Equip Yourself For The New Evangelisation. Study for a Master of Arts Degree in Catholic Applied Theology at the Home of Blessed John Henry Newman. Maryvale Institute has been a leader […]

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Anselm Kiefer: earth, history, art, transcendence

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Anselm Kiefer: earth, history, art, transcendence

I didn’t really want to see the Anselm Kiefer exhibition at the Royal Academy. All I knew about him was that his paintings are, generally, brown. Call me shallow, but if I have an hour […]

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How dangerous is the internet?

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How dangerous is the internet?

It’s an intriguing and maybe alarming fact that often the very things that can do most good can also do most harm. Doctors make the best poisoners, and a ‘drug’ can either cure or kill. […]

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The dignity of the human person: history, core ideas, and implications for healthcare

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The dignity of the human person: history, core ideas, and implications for healthcare

A talk about the dignity of the human person by Fr Stephen Wang. It includes four sections: the history of the idea of human dignity; the core philosophical concepts; the Judeo-Christian perspective; and the implications […]

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The importance of our church buildings

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The importance of our church buildings

Today the Church celebrates the dedication of the Basilica of St John Lateran in Rome. This Church was the first one to be built when the persecution of the Christians came to an end under […]

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Jesus came to bring peace. Or did he?

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Jesus came to bring peace. Or did he?

I was asked to give a talk about ‘inner peace’ to a group this week. In the end I simply did a word study on the different ways that the word ‘peace’ is used in […]

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Young Catholics in healthcare: Hope in Health weekend

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Young Catholics in healthcare: Hope in Health weekend

Are you a Catholic nurse or doctor, student nurse or medical student in your 20s or 30s? Do you ever feel that you need more support in combining your work and your faith? Our Hope […]

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