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11/03/2014 11:00 am

National Week of Prayer and Awareness of Dementia

On Wednesday 19 March the doors of Cardinal Heenan House in Skelmersdale, Lancashire, will again be open to welcome people for a day of prayer and awareness of dementia.

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07/03/2014 4:01 pm

Contrasting uprisings: Syria and Ukraine

Ripples from the international community's handling of the Syria crisis in the Middle East North Africa region is impacting on the rising global tension over the ousting of Ukraine's former President Viktor Yushchenko. As we approach the three-year anniversary of the start of the Syria conflict, Bishops' MENA consultant Dr Harry Hagopian contrasts the Ukraine uprising with the ability of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to hold onto power in Damascus.

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06/03/2014 10:00 am

Re-connecting with the Sacrament of Reconcilation

In his lenten Pastoral letter the Bishop of Arundel and Brighton, The Rt Revd Kieran Conry, talks about re-connecting with the Sacrament of Reconciliation, or get to know it for the first time. The sacrament has been referred to traditionally as ‘confession’, but the Church has recognised that there is more to the celebration than simply the act of confessing sins. It is a re-building of our relationship with God and with one another.

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06/03/2014 12:00 pm

Do not be afraid of Confession!

In his lenten Pastoral letter the Bishop of Shrewsbury, The Rt Revd Mark Davies, invites us to put this question to ourself: How long is it since I was last at Confession? The Holy Father reminds us: “it is Jesus Himself who awaits us in this great and beautiful Sacrament: have courage and go to Confession!”

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05/03/2014 12:00 pm

Archbishop of Birmingham Joins Volunteers at City Centre Soup Kitchen

The Archbishop of Birmingham, the Most Reverend Bernard Longley helped volunteers from the St Vincent de Paul Society (a charity dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage) to distribute sandwiches and hot drinks at a Birmingham City Centre Soup Kitchen at the weekend.

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04/03/2014 2:00 pm

CSAN issues challenge to #Takeitup this Lent

CSAN has challenged Catholics to respond to Pope Francis’ call and take practical steps to address poverty during Lent. The #Takeitup campaign will feature a different one of CSAN’s 40 member charities for each of the 40 days of Lent, encouraging Catholics to contribute their time and skills to make a difference.

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04/03/2014 10:00 am

Archbishop of Cardiff reaches out to the troubled and over burdened

The Archbishop of Cardiff, The Most Revd George Stack, has written of his care and concern for all those who are troubled and over burdened at this time, inviting them to seek divine comfort in prayer.

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27/02/2014 12:00 pm

Tackle the scandal of child poverty in working households

CSAN- the social action arm of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, has urged the government to “tackle the growing scandal of child poverty in working households” and take steps to promote the living wage as part of its Child Poverty Strategy.

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25/02/2014 5:01 pm

Digital Drive to Get Catholics Back to Confession

Catholic Bishop, Kieran Conry, is leading a drive to invite Catholics back to Confession this Lent, and he is keen to highlight how your mobile phone can help you to prepare to make a good Confession – whether it is your first Confession in thirty years, or you go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation regularly in your local parish.

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23/02/2014 2:30 pm

Pope Francis: No to divisions between Christians

Following the celebration of Mass on Sunday morning with the 19 new Cardinals, Pope Francis greeted the crowds in St. Peter’s Square gathered for the Angelus prayer. In his address to them he urged them to work for Christian unity avoiding all divisions, because he said: “a community does not belong to the preacher, but to Christ”.

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