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05/05/2016 5:15 pm

Let’s vote ‘in’ to renew the EU, says Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor writing in The Spectator on the forthcoming EU Referendum. The Cardinal gives his reasons for wanting Britain to remain a part of the European community. 

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05/05/2016 3:46 pm

A further step towards a less human future

Professor David Albert Jones, Director of the Anscombe Bioethics Centre, has released a statement on the news that scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a new technique that allows embryos to develop in vitro beyond the implantation stage (when an embryo would normally implant into the womb). 

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05/05/2016 8:41 am

Cardinal Nichols welcomes decision to resettle more child refugees

The Prime Minister David Cameron has committed the UK to taking in more unaccompanied Syrian refugee children from Europe. Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops’ Conference, has welcomed the move.

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03/05/2016 9:43 am

Cardinal on Polish Celebrations, Family Life and the Polish Bishops' Stance on Abortion

Cardinal Vincent Nichols preached this homily at the Ealing Abbey Mass celebrating the 1050th anniversary of the Baptism of Poland on the Sixth Sunday of Easter, 1 May 2016. 

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26/04/2016 11:39 am

Archbishop of Liverpool on the Hillsborough verdicts

The Most Reverend Malcolm McMahon, Archbishop of Liverpool, has issued a statement on the ruling of the Hillsborough disaster inquest. 

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23/04/2016 10:59 am

Pope Francis appoints new Auxiliary Bishop to Southwark Diocese

Pope Francis has appointed Father Paul Mason as the new Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark. Fr Mason, a priest of the Archdiocese of Southwark, has been the Episcopal Vicar for Kent which comprises the Deaneries of Canterbury, Chatham, Dover, Gravesend, Maidstone, Thanet and Tunbridge Wells.

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22/04/2016 2:09 pm

Pope asks Europe's Catholics to support the victims of war in Eastern Ukraine

Pope Francis has appealed to Catholics in Europe to undertake a collection in their churches for humanitarian aid for Ukraine on Sunday 24 April 2016. The purpose of this collection is to show support and compassion to victims of this all but forgotten hybrid war that continues unabated in the east of the country. 

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21/04/2016 2:22 pm

Cardinal welcomes Parliament's recognition of atrocities against Christians and other minorities in Syria and Iraq as genocide

MPs in the House of Commons have voted overwhelmingly, 278-0, to recognise that Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq and Syria are suffering genocide at the hands of Daesh (also known as ISIS or the so-called Islamic State).

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19/04/2016 10:00 am

New Director for Missio

Bishop Declan Lang, the Chair of the Trustee Board of Missio announces appointment of New Director: “I am pleased to announce that HE Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples in the Roman Curia, has appointed Fr Anthony Chantry as National Director of Missio, England and Wales."

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Nottingham celebrates England's 'Mother Teresa'

A loud and lively crowd of more than 400 Catholics from across the East Midlands took part in a Procession of the Blessed Sacrament to remember the Venerable Mary Potter - a nun who worked in Nottingham in the late nineteenth century to give dignity to the poor, the suffering and the dying. 

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