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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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Welcoming the Gift, Acknowledging the Giver: Theologies of Gratitude. A Day Conference at Blackfriars, Oxford, Saturday 17th May

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Welcoming the Gift, Acknowledging the Giver: Theologies of Gratitude. A  Day Conference at Blackfriars, Oxford, Saturday 17th May

The philosophy, psychology and theology of gratitude do not seem to have received much attention, and Blackfriars’ Aquinas Institute is pleased to host a conference on Theologies of Gratitude jointly with the Jubilee Centre for […]

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The secret of what makes the two popes saints

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The secret of what makes the two popes saints

Speaking this week at a Vatican press briefing entitled ‘Why Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II are saints’,  Fr Giovangiuseppe Califano, the current postulator for John XXIII’s canonisation – the fourth since 1966 – said that […]

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Pope Francis appoints a new bishop for Brentwood Diocese

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Pope Francis appoints a new bishop for Brentwood Diocese

Pope Francis has appointed Father Alan Williams SM, currently the Director of the National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham, as the seventh Bishop of Brentwood. His episcopal ordination will take place at Brentwood Cathedral […]

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New Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Westminster

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New Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Westminster

Pope Francis has appointed as the new Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster, Mgr Nicholas Hudson, until now Parish Priest of the Sacred Heart, Wimbledon. Mgr Nicholas Hudson’s episcopal ordination will take place at Westminster Cathedral at […]

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Catholic Voices National Speakers’ Training, London, Sept-Dec 2014

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Catholic Voices National Speakers’ Training, London, Sept-Dec 2014

Applications are now open for the Fifth National Speakers Training, which is taking place in London between September and December 2014. Catholic Voices, originally created for the 2010 papal visit to the UK, is now […]

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Pope Francis anniversary interview: highlights

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Pope Francis anniversary interview: highlights

Francis’s 5 March interview with Corriere della Sera — published simultaneously by La Nación in Argentina — contains fewer surprises than we have been used to in his previous ones, and has therefore attracted less attention than […]

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Thinking Faith: a study week and holiday for Catholics in their 20s-40s on the theme of Catholic Social Teaching

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Thinking Faith: a study week  and holiday for Catholics in their 20s-40s on the theme of Catholic Social Teaching

What is Thinking Faith? It began in 2005. It is led by a group of Catholic friends, Augustinian and Dominican, religious and lay, with a wide range of personal and professional interests and experience. Our aim is […]

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The School of the Annunciation: a new centre for the New Evangelisation based at Buckfast Abbey

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The School of the Annunciation: a new centre for the New Evangelisation based at Buckfast Abbey

A Centre of Formation for the New Evangelisation has been established by leading experts in Catholic education.  Dr Petroc Willey, Dr Andrew Beards, Dr Caroline Farey and others, have established this centre, called the School […]

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The Wellspring Community is seeking new members for its Formation and Mission house from this coming summer

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The Wellspring Community is seeking new members for its Formation and Mission house from this coming summer

Seeking a gap year experience? Interested in living with other young Catholics in community? Wanting to grow in your faith? Keen to discover and deepen prayer? Seeking opportunities for service and mission? The Wellspring Community […]

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Brentwood Cathedral Lenten Lectures 2014

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Brentwood Cathedral Lenten Lectures 2014

Continuing the highly successful series of Lenten Lectures instituted in 2011, the theme this year will be The Cost of Discipleship – Four reflections on the nature, joys and challenges of Christian discipleship Wednesday 12 March Paying a Price […]

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In biggest reform yet, Pope Francis names Cardinal Pell to new ‘Economy Secretariat’

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In biggest reform yet, Pope Francis names Cardinal Pell to new ‘Economy Secretariat’

Pope Francis has announced the biggest shake-up in Vatican administration for years by creating a new Secretariat for the Economy which will have oversight of all economic and administrative activities within the Holy See and the […]

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Archbishop Vincent Nichols becomes a cardinal

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Archbishop Vincent Nichols becomes a cardinal

In his first ordinary public Consistory, Pope Francis elevated 19 of the Church’s prelates to the rank of Cardinal – including Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. At […]

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Pope Francis’s motorbike

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Pope Francis’s motorbike

Writer Audrey Gillan has written a topical short drama, which was speedily produced by BBC Radio 4, about the auction of Pope Francis’s Harley Davidson motorcycle earlier this week. It’s a charming story about family […]

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New bishop of Plymouth

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New bishop of Plymouth

In his homily at the Episcopal Ordination of Mgr Mark O’Toole in Plymouth yesterday, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor spoke of his confidence that the priests and people of the Diocese of Plymouth were “receiving a bishop […]

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Soldier to Saint: RISE Theatre’s inspirational play about St Alban is touring again this spring

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Soldier to Saint: RISE Theatre’s inspirational play about St Alban is touring again this spring

Soldier to Saint is an explosive, original one-act play by RISE Theatre packing a powerful punch and bringing to life the inspirational story of Saint Alban, Britain’s first Christian martyr. Be immersed into the gritty […]

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Archbishop re-activates Ecclesiastical Faculties of Heythrop College

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Archbishop re-activates Ecclesiastical Faculties of Heythrop College

Archbishop Vincent Nichols celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving in the Maria Assumpta Chapel at Heythrop College on 20 January 2014 to mark the re-establishment of the ecclesiastical faculties of theology and philosophy, together known as the […]

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Dying and Rising in Christ – a retreat at Worth Abbey from 7 to 9 February

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Dying and Rising in Christ – a retreat at Worth Abbey from 7 to 9 February

A weekend to prepare for Lent and Easter, reflecting on our journey of transformation through the Easter mystery – becoming conformed to the pattern of Christ through dying and rising in Him. The retreat offers […]

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New cardinals from every corner of the globe

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New cardinals from every corner of the globe

Joshua McElwee reports on yesterday’s announcement that Pope Francis has chosen a new set of cardinals for the Catholic Church: Pope Francis on Sunday announced who he has chosen as the new cardinals of the […]

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Archbishop Vincent Nichols named Cardinal by Pope Francis

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Archbishop Vincent Nichols named Cardinal by Pope Francis

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has named the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, a Cardinal. The announcement came during Pope Francis’ Angelus in St Peters Square this morning, 12th January, in which he […]

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