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05/06/2013 12:17 pm

Comment on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill’s second reading in the House of Lords

"The Church’s principled objection to the legal re-definition of marriage is consistently and clearly set out. Following the Bill’s second reading in the House of Lords, the Church’s aim is to ensure the Bill, as it goes to committee stage, is amended so that it effectively delivers the protections that the Government promised to provide for schools, religious organisations and individuals."

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03/06/2013 12:36 pm

Archbishop McDonald joins multi-faith meeting in Woolwich where Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered

On Friday 31 May, Archbishop Kevin McDonald, in his capacity as Chair of the Bishops' Conference Office for Interreligious Dialogue, joined several other faith leaders at the Woolwich Mosque in south east London as hundreds of Muslims gathered for Friday Prayers.

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31/05/2013 5:00 pm

Solemnity of Corpus Christi

On the Solemnity of Corpus Christi this Sunday, 2 June, the Holy Father will preside over a special Eucharistic adoration that will extend at the same time all over the world involving the cathedrals and parishes in each diocese.

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28/05/2013 3:50 pm

Bishop of Portsmouth Pastoral Letter

Pastoral Letter for the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity (Sunday 26th May 2013) from the Bishop of Portsmouth. The letter was read out in all churches and chapel in the Diocese of Portsmouth on the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity.

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28/05/2013 10:45 am

Meeting between the Black Pentecostal Churches and the Catholic Church in England and Wales

An initial conversation took place between the Church Leaders of the Black Pentecostal Churches and the Catholic Church in England and Wales on Tuesday 21 May 2013 at the offices of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales in London.

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24/05/2013 5:44 pm

Archbishop of Cardiff’s New Evangelisation Initiative

The Most Rev George Stack, Archbishop of Cardiff, has begun a new evangelisation initiative to support the sharing of the Catholic Faith in Cardiff and to the whole of the Archdiocese. The ‘Come and See’ project is located at the Archdiocese’s new city-centre venue, the Cornerstone at St David’s, and aims to provide events and a warm welcome to those interested in finding out more about Catholicism.

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22/05/2013 10:30 am

CSAN: ‘Victims of trafficking and domestic violence cannot be left out in the cold’

CSAN (Caritas Social Action Network), the social action arm of the Catholic Church, has expressed its strong concerns that proposed changes to the legal aid system could see victims of trafficking and domestic violence left without any support or recourse to justice in an open letter to the Secretary of State for Justice, Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP. 

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24/05/2013 1:40 pm

Day of Prayer for Catholics in China

In his historic 2007 Letter to Catholics in China, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI decreed that 24 May be kept worldwide as a ‘Day of Prayer for the Church in China’. 

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21/05/2013 10:50 am

Video: World Communications Day Lecture 2013

Greg Burke, former Fox News and Time magazine journalist, gave the 2013 World Communications Day lecture at Heythrop College in central London on Thursday, 17 May. Greg is currently working for the Holy See's Secretariat of State as its senior communications adviser.

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21/05/2013 9:38 am

Pope Francis in his own words

The Catholic Truth Society (CTS) has just published an essential 105-page booklet 'First Addresses of Pope Francis'. Now there is an opportunity to read, pray about and reflect carefully on his own words in this compilation of the simple yet profound key addresses and homilies.

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