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09/05/2014 12:01 pm

Plenary Resolution: Assisted Suicide

 A resolution on Assisted Suicide from the Bishops' May 2014 plenary meeting... Proposals to legalise assisted suicide for terminally ill people raise serious questions about how we care for elderly and vulnerable people.

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19/06/2014 11:00 am

Catholics and Anglicans look forward to cricket match in September

Amongst the many theological issues and practical challenges that the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby discussed during his two days of meetings in the Vatican this week, there is one subject you might not expect to find on his agenda and that is cricket.

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24/06/2014 2:00 pm

Cardinal affirms the role of Catholic women at historic national celebration

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has affirmed the invaluable contribution that Catholic women make to the life and mission of the Church. In a message sent to mark the 75th Anniversary of the National Board of Catholic Women (NBCW), which was celebrated at the weekend.

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23/06/2014 4:00 pm

Archbishop Longley celebrates Mass of Thanksgiving for the Cardinal Hume Centre

On the occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of the death of Cardinal Basil Hume, Archbishop Longley celebrated a Mass for all those who support and are supported by the work of the Cardinal Hume Centre.

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19/06/2014 6:13 pm

Founder of Poor Servants of Mother of God on way to Sainthood

The Englishwoman who founded the Poor Servants of the Mother of God was declared "Venerable" by Pope Francis on 13 June - the second stage in the process of being made a saint. Mother Magdalen of the Sacred Heart, born Frances Taylor in Stoke Rochford, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, founded the religious order in 1872.

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16/06/2014 12:00 pm

New charitable group launches to help Catholics consider their legacy

A new charitable group has launched this week to encourage Catholics to leave a gift in their will to charity, as organisations report that inflation is impacting how many vulnerable people they’re able to reach through their work. 

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12/06/2014 4:37 pm

Cardinal Nichols condemns sexual violence in warfare at global summit

Cardinal Vincent Nichols today described sexual violence in warfare and conflict as “a deep wound on the body of humanity”. He was addressing the Global Summit to end sexual violence in conflict held in London. 

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12/06/2014 10:00 am

"Ordinariate is a Great Ecumenical Gesture" says Ordinary

The Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, Monsignor Keith Newton, has described the Ordinariate as a "great ecumenical gesture which demonstrates to Christians everywhere how wide the Catholic Church is prepared to open its arms to show that there can be unity with diversity".

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08/06/2014 10:17 pm

Prayers and Politics for Israelis and Palestinians

Here you can read the latest opinion piece from Dr Harry Hagopian, our Middle East North Africa (MENA) consultant, on the Pope's Pentecost Sunday prayer meeting in Rome with the President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas, the President of Israel Shimon Peres and Muslim and Christian religious leaders including the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I. 

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06/06/2014 11:58 pm

Invitation from Pope Francis to Pray for World Peace

Pope Francis has invited Catholics to join him in prayer for world peace when he meets with Israel's President Shimon Peres and President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas in the Vatican this Sunday afternoon.

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