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Extraordinary Synod final report: English translation of the relatio synodi

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Extraordinary Synod final report: English translation of the relatio synodi

What follows is the official English translation of the Relatio Synodi, the concluding report of the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops, which was voted on by 183 synod fathers at the conclusion of the meeting in […]

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Halloween or All Hallows’ Eve? What is a Christian parent to do…

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Halloween or All Hallows’ Eve? What is a Christian parent to do…

The one thing about October half term is the ever present Halloween parties that seem to hold children in such great sway. Halloween is fast becoming a nightmare for Christians parents who feel it epitomizes […]

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A one day workshop about post-abortion counselling: for those wanting to offer support to women and men after an abortion

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A one day workshop about post-abortion counselling: for those wanting to offer support to women and men after an abortion

Theresa Burke, founder of the Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries, will run a series of clinical training seminars in London on Saturday 1 November 2014.The day is open to health professionals, priests and deacons, counselors and those […]

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MA in Catholic Applied Theology (Marriage and Family)

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MA in Catholic Applied Theology (Marriage and Family)

With the Synod coming up, it’s a good time to advertise this MA on Marriage and Family at Maryvale. See the site here for more information, and the blurb copied below. This programme teaches the […]

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Discipleship: How to Reach the Average Catholic Parent

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Discipleship: How to Reach the Average Catholic Parent

Some news from an evangelisation survey (undertaken by Home Mission at the Bishops’ Conference) is interesting. To summarise, the following are some reasons that non-practising Catholic parents (with children at Catholic primary schools) gave for not going regularly to church: […]

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Annulment reform: the synod’s first fruit

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Annulment reform: the synod’s first fruit

With cardinals who head the world’s major dioceses lining up against Cardinal Walter Kasper’s proposals to provide a path back to the Eucharist for those who have entered new relationships after divorcing, reform is increasingly shifting to the sphere […]

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Pre-synod jostling points to dynamism of Rome meeting on family

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Pre-synod jostling points to dynamism of Rome meeting on family

The Australian cardinal whom Pope Francis earlier this year put in charge of Vatican finances has added his voice to a large number of senior church figures warning against expecting changes to come from next […]

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Celebrating the feasts of St Monica and St Augustine

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Celebrating the feasts of St Monica and St Augustine

On Wednesday and Thursday this week we celebrate two great Saints, St. Monica and her son St. Augustine. Monica is a great example of Christian motherhood. In fact she is the patron of all married […]

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Natural Family Planning UK Conference – 15 November 2014

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Natural Family Planning UK Conference – 15 November 2014

All NFP practitioners in the UK are warmly invited to attend the UK:NFP Conference. Booking for the 2014 conference  in London, on 15 November 2014, is now open. Natural Family Planning in the UK is delivered by […]

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Choosing life, choosing love: video resources about marriage, holiness, Humanae Vitae, evangelisation, and the impact of digital media

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Choosing life, choosing love: video resources about marriage, holiness, Humanae Vitae, evangelisation, and the impact of digital media

The Choose Life, Choose Love Conference on marriage and family life was held at St Patrick’s Church in Soho in March 2014. Speakers at the two day event included Jonathan Doyle, Founder and Director of […]

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Praying in the family

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Praying in the family

“A family that prays together stays together”, or so the saying goes. Now I don’t know if that is true but I do know that families who pray together are more likely to have a […]

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The struggle with infertility: Catholic perspectives on what it means for couples, and how others can support them

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The struggle with infertility: Catholic perspectives on what it means for couples, and how others can support them

[A guest post about the challenge of infertility, edited by Rebecca Royse] Infertility Awareness Week, 2014: A Catholic Perspective  One in six couples will experience infertility at some point in their marriage. Infertility is medically […]

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Raising a moral child

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Raising a moral child

Adam Grant discusses how parents can help the moral development of their children, particularly in the area of becoming a ‘caring’ person. Although some parents live vicariously through their children’s accomplishments, success is not the No. […]

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From Lady Day in Nazareth to Waffle Day in Sweden

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From Lady Day in Nazareth to Waffle Day in Sweden

Nine months before the birth of our Saviour, the Angel Gabriel appeared to a young Jewish woman, who was alone in the quiet of the day. He announced God’s plan of salvation to her and […]

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Fifteen kids with Down syndrome tell a mum what to expect from her baby

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Fifteen kids with Down syndrome tell a mum what to expect from her baby

A late nod to World Down Syndrome Day which took place last Friday (21 March). Just in case you didn’t see this remarkable video. The blurb is from the Mamamia website: Coor Down, an Italy-based […]

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St Joseph – a role model for the young and a man for our times

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St Joseph – a role model for the young and a man for our times

The feast of St. Joseph is a wonderful day to celebrate the transformation of a humble carpenter into one of the greatest saints the world has ever known. Everything we know about St. Joseph comes […]

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Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday, Whatever…

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Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday, Whatever…

Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, is known by many names throughout the world. The most popular name globally, perhaps, is Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras, which literally means Fat  Tuesday,  is a carnival celebration […]

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How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk

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How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk

[Guest post by Rosemary Boyle] I have read various ‘parenting’ books, most of which didn’t really help.  Now that the youngest of my 4 children is 17 and my oldest 26, I have discovered the […]

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Choose Life, Choose Love: a weekend conference on Beauty, Freedom and the Family

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Choose Life, Choose Love: a weekend conference on  Beauty, Freedom and the Family

Do you want to learn about the way in which married couples can be positive agents for evangelisation within our world today? Whether you are completely new to the teaching of Humanae Vitae or have […]

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The Conversion of St Paul: a message for all of us today

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The Conversion of St Paul: a message for all of us today

An ardent persecutor of Christians in the early Church, Saul was a devout Jew. A man who was passionate about his faith, he had real zeal for the letter of the law. We first come […]

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