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The Dawn from on High: Young Adults Advent Retreat

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The Dawn from on High: Young Adults Advent Retreat

A retreat to enter more deeply into the themes of Advent in preparation for the coming of Christ at Christmas. The weekend will offer the chance of encounter with Christ in prayer through the Benedictine […]

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Launch of the Religious Freedom in the World Report – 2014

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Launch of the Religious Freedom in the World Report – 2014

The launch of the Religious Freedom in the World Report – 2014 was held this afternoon in the House of Lords. This event commenced with an exclusive video address by HRH The Prince of Wales, […]

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7 Quick Takes on American evangelists, joke-practising, and lazy Sundays

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7 Quick Takes on American evangelists, joke-practising, and lazy Sundays

-1- Such a busy couple of weeks… Just catching my breath! The non-stop busy-ness found a blissful interlude last weekend in an utterly contented Sunday with my sister, brother-in-law, little nephew, and some really good friends. Mass, […]

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From the synod: the message to the People of God

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From the synod: the message to the People of God

The following message was approved by the synod this morning by 158 out of the 174 voting members. Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, who headed the team redacting it, described it as a paraclesis, an early-Church literary form which […]

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The Call to Discipleship – Young Adults Retreat (18-35)

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The Call to Discipleship – Young Adults Retreat (18-35)

31st Oct – 2nd Nov 2014 @ Worth Abbey The Call to Discipleship – Young Adults Retreat (18-35) Offering an opportunity for you to discover deeper meaning and direction in your life, to hear Christ’s […]

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Pope Francis appoints Bishop John Arnold to be the Eleventh Bishop of Salford

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Pope Francis appoints Bishop John Arnold to be the Eleventh Bishop of Salford

Cardinal Vincent Nichols invites people to join with him in praying for Bishop John Arnold and the faithful of Salford Diocese as he prepares to take up his new appointment as their shepherd. On learning […]

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Pope Francis appoints Monsignor Marcus Stock as new Bishop of Leeds

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Pope Francis appoints Monsignor Marcus Stock as new Bishop of Leeds

Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor Marcus Stock, currently the general secretary of the Bishops’ Conference, as Bishop of Leeds. He will be the 10th Bishop of Leeds. Mgr John Wilson has been diocesan administrator since […]

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Pope Francis press conference on papal plane from Seoul: full transcript

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Pope Francis press conference on papal plane from Seoul: full transcript

On his flight back from Korea yesterday Pope Francis held another lengthy press conference, generating a series of stories today: He approved the idea of military intervention in Iraq to prevent the genocide now taking place at […]

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Youth 2000 Summer Festivals coming up in Ireland and the UK

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Youth 2000 Summer Festivals coming up in Ireland and the UK

Take a look at this video about the Youth 2000 experience. It’s made by the Irish team, but it represents the spirit of Youth 2000 wherever you are in the world. If you are a […]

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Cardinal’s Iraq Appeal: “Help and protect persecuted communities facing a threat to their very existence”

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The President of the Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, has released a statement on Iraq calling for urgent “help and protection” for the persecuted communities in the north of the country. Cardinal Nichols calls on […]

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Iraq Prayer Appeal

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Iraq Prayer Appeal

An appeal from Bishop Declan Lang: As the Chairman of International Affairs at the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, I invite you to join with many people from across Iraq in praying for […]

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The journey

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The journey

I love this teaser video for the Youth 2000 festival in Walsingham this summer – THE festival of the summer if you’re 16-30. There is more info here. This year there are LOADS of coaches travelling […]

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Volunteer missionaries at SPEC

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Volunteer missionaries at SPEC

This is a circular letter from the Director at SPEC in the Diocese of Westminster, seeking volunteers for the coming academic year: I wrote to you back in March with a request for your help […]

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The opening of the first contemplative monastery in China since 1949

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The opening of the first contemplative monastery in China since 1949

On May 1st, the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, the monastery of St Augustine was opened in Lintou, in the Shan Xi Province of China.  This is the first contemplative monastery to be opened […]

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Pope Francis appoints new Bishop of Hallam

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Pope Francis appoints new Bishop of Hallam

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has appointed as the new Bishop of Hallam, the Right Reverend Ralph Heskett CSSR, until now the Bishop of Gibraltar. Bishop Heskett thanked the people and priests of Gibraltar as […]

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Ecclesiam Suam and its Legacy

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Ecclesiam Suam and its Legacy

Venue: St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London Date: Monday 16th – Wednesday 18th June 2014 FULL DETAILS HERE In Collaboration with Leeds Trinity University and Newman University, Birmingham Pope Paul VI’s debut encyclical Ecclesiam Suam affirmed that ‘The Church […]

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HTB Leadership Conference 2014

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HTB Leadership Conference 2014

I can’t let this week go without writing about the HTB leadership conference… Now, nearly a week later, it’s like trying to grip onto the wonderful gifts of God we received, and not to forget […]

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UK vocations upturn

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UK vocations upturn

Nearly 100 men and women entered convents, seminaries and religious houses across England and Wales in 2013. These entry figures include 44 men to seminary, 22 men to religious life and 30 women to religious […]

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Spirit in the City, Preparation Event: Saturday 10th May

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Spirit in the City, Preparation Event: Saturday 10th May

Saturday 10th May 2014: Get Set for Mission!  This weekend! Join us for an  inspiring afternoon ahead of the festival events and mission in the West End of London. Including: * Talk: How to share the […]

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Spirit in the City: can you help out at London’s largest Catholic festival?

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Spirit in the City: can you help out at London’s largest Catholic festival?

Spirit in the City is a festival that gathers people of all cultures for a joyful and dynamic Catholic celebration of faith in the West End of London. The dates this year are 11 to […]

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