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Easter Retreat for Young Adults at Worth Abbey

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Easter Retreat for Young Adults at Worth Abbey

CELEBRATING THE PASSION & RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST Holy Thursday 24th March – Easter Sunday 27th March 2016 Monastic Liturgy and Prayer – Talks by the monks and The Wellspring For more info […]

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A retreat for young people in central London, 29 Dec to 1 Jan

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A retreat for young people in central London, 29 Dec to 1 Jan

This year’s Youth 2000 retreat takes place from December 29 to January 1 at Maria Fidelis Lower School, North Gower Street, Euston, London NW1 2HR. This testimony comes from Emma Sisk: This year I brought in […]

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How to go to confession: the basics

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How to go to confession: the basics

HOW TO GO TO CONFESSION: THE BASICS There are variations in the way different priests celebrate the sacrament of confession, and they will sometimes introduce different prayers and scripture readings. Here is the traditional way […]

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Marriage & Confirmation: new translations for the Catholic liturgy

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Marriage & Confirmation: new translations for the Catholic liturgy

The Sacraments of Confirmation and Marriage mark a new stage of life for those who receive them. The celebration of these sacraments are joyful occasions when families and friends come together to pray and give […]

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Pope Francis appoints two new Auxiliary Bishops to Westminster Diocese

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Pope Francis appoints two new Auxiliary Bishops to Westminster Diocese

Pope Francis has appointed as two new Auxiliary Bishops of Westminster Diocese, Canon Paul McAleenan (left in photo) and Mgr John Wilson (right in photo). The joint Episcopal Ordinations of Canon Paul McAleenan, a priest […]

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St John Bosco hits the charts

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St John Bosco hits the charts

It’s not often you hear the phrases “Don Bosco” and “Amazon Top 200 Singles” in the same breath. This note just came in from the Salesians: We have just released a Don Bosco single to […]

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Eight Reasons not to legalize Physician Assisted Suicide

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Eight Reasons not to legalize Physician Assisted Suicide

From the Anscombe Bioethics Centre. 1. Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) would not address the urgent needs of the dying One attraction of PAS is that it is thought to address the suffering of the dying.  […]

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The merciful heart of a priest

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The merciful heart of a priest

A beautiful sermon by Fr Francesco Donega, about Christ’s mercy and the merciful heart of one of his priests: Fr Tony Sacré, whose Requiem took place on Monday: Two or three days before his death […]

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Assessing the evidence on assisted suicide

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Assessing the evidence on assisted suicide

The debate over assisted suicide frequently generates more heat than light, and arguments are often based on anecdotes or appeal to emotion rather than evidence.  When people do appeal to evidence, they often do so […]

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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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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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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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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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