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04/08/2014 7:38 am

Video: Reflection on the WW1 painting the 'Last General Absolution of the Munsters' by Fortunino Matania

Today, on the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, the Catholic Bishop of the Forces, the Rt Rev Richard Moth, gives a reflection on the painting the 'Last General Absolution of the Munsters' by Italian war artist Fortunino Matania. Bishop Moth talks about the painting, the context, the contribution made by Catholic chaplains - then and now - and how we can pray for peace and remember the dead without glorifying war. 

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31/07/2014 11:50 am

Requiem Mass in Birmingham to Commemorate Centenary of First World War

Archbishop Bernard Longley will celebrate a Requiem Mass at St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham at 11am on Sunday 3 August to commemorate the centenary of entry of the British Empire to the War. At this Mass all those who lost their lives in the conflict and those currently serving in the armed forces will be particularly remembered and special prayers will be said for peace in the world.

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31/07/2014 11:57 am

Bishop writes to Catholic parish in Gaza to offer prayerful and practical support

The Chair of our Department for International Affairs, Bishop Declan Lang, has written to the parish of the Holy Family in Gaza to offer both prayerful and practical support to the homeless and wounded of the violent conflict.

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31/07/2014 11:38 am

Statement on Gaza from Cardinal Vincent Nichols

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, has issued a statement on the violence in Gaza pleading for an immediate truce and an "end to this carnage".

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30/07/2014 2:48 pm

Requiem Mass to Commemorate Centenary of the start of World War I

His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops' Conference, will celebrate a Requiem Mass for the Fallen of the First World War on Monday 4 August - the 100-year anniversary of the start of the war.

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29/07/2014 4:00 pm

Archbishop of Birmingham calls for carers to receive more recognition

Speaking at a Charity Leaders’ Network lunch (ACEVO) in Birmingham last week, the Catholic Archbishop of Birmingham, the Most Reverend Bernard Longley said that the “tough commissioning regime” for national and local government service contracts means that the wages of “many carers are depressed”.

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29/07/2014 10:00 am

“Christian Unity Not About Christian Uniformity” says Ordinary

The Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, Monsignor Keith Newton, has preached to hundreds of Mass-goers in Portsmouth Cathedral - where he spent the weekend of 26/27 July - about the vision of Christian unity held out by the Ordinariate.

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25/07/2014 3:40 pm

Bishop condemns militants' ultimatum to Christians and desecration of Holy Sites in Mosul, Iraq

Bishop Declan Lang, Clifton, issues a statement on the plight of Christians in Mosul, Iraq. "I condemn in the strongest possible terms, the ISIS insurgents ultimatum to the Christian population of Mosul to convert, pay a religious levy or vacate the city." 

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24/07/2014 3:00 pm

National Catholic Safeguarding Commission Annual Report

The National Catholic Safeguarding Commission has published its sixth annual report, which charts a year that has seen significant change for the commission. One year on from the implementation of a One Church approach with Religious Congregations aligning themselves with Dioceses, there has been progress. 

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23/07/2014 2:00 pm

Israel-Palestine: Einstein Revisited in Gaza!

The latest opinion piece from our consultant on the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region, Dr Harry Hagopian, on the crisis in Gaza.

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