Society

When I was in prison you visited me

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When I was in prison you visited me

Who are the most neglected members of our society? Most likely, the 85,000 men and women who are in prison in England and Wales today. Did you have any idea it was that many? An […]

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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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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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International Day Against Child Slavery

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International Day Against Child Slavery

This comes one day late. Yesterday, April 16th, was the International Day Against Child Slavery. From the Solidaridad campaign: On April 16th 1995, Easter Sunday, Iqbal Masih was assassinated. In memory of Iqbal, symbol of […]

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Pope Francis hosts trafficking conference organised by Church in England and Wales

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Pope Francis hosts trafficking conference organised by Church in England and Wales

Last Thursday the Vatican hosted an international conference on the scandal of human trafficking, deplored by Pope Francis as a “crime against humanity”. The two-day conference, organized by the Church in England and Wales and chaired by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, […]

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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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Choosing life after not choosing death

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Choosing life after not choosing death

There is a good article on Albert Camus over at the First Things website. Camus famously said that the fundamental question of our age was suicide. He thought that to live honestly, one had to […]

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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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