30/12/2010

Cardinal's Thought For The Day

Under a week after the Holy Father's BBC Radio 4 Today programme debut, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has offered his 'Thought For The Day'.

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25/12/2010

Urbi et Orbi: Pope Benedict XVI’s Christmas Message

In this year's message, the Holy Father reflects on our hearts seeking a truth in Christ that is love: "Children seek it with their questions, so disarming and stimulating; young people seek it in their eagerness to discover the deepest meaning of their life; adults seek it in order to guide and sustain their commitments in the family and the workplace; the elderly seek it in order to grant completion to their earthly existence."

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25/12/2010

Bishops' Christmas Messages

Here you will find links to the Bishops' Christmas messages found on their diocesan websites.

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25/12/2010

Cardinal Cormac reflects on the true meaning of Christmas

"We talk about the joy of Christmas – joy is an interior thing, joy comes from a reflection about hope; about being cared for, about a loving God, about somehow being able to be quiet and to realise the blessings that we have."

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24/12/2010

Pope Benedict's Thought For The Day

Pope Benedict's Christmas message to the UK was broadcast as the Christmas Eve Thought For The Day on BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

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20/12/2010

Pope recalls "unforgettable" journey to the UK

The Holy Father reflects on his visit to Parliament and Westminster Hall as "an encounter in which awareness of shared responsibility at this moment in history created great attention which, in the final analysis, was directed to the question of truth and faith itself."

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19/12/2010

Pope Benedict XVI announces new Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain His Excellency Archbishop Antonio Mennini, Titular Archbishop of Ferento. The announcement was made on Saturday, 18 December 2010.

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18/12/2010

Advent Art: The Nativity at Night

It's week four of our seasonal 'Advent Art' podcasts. The series tells the Advent story using four paintings from the National Gallery’s world-famous collection.

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16/12/2010

Government’s announcement to end child detention for immigration purposes

Bishop Patrick Lynch, Chairman of the Office for Migration Policy of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, has welcomed the Government’s announcement aimed at ending the detention of children and their families in the immigration system.

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16/12/2010

Pope delighted to receive official Papal Visit DVD

Pope Benedict XVI was presented with the official Papal Visit DVD by Papal Visit Co-ordinator Mgr Andrew Summersgill at the weekly Audience in the Vatican on 15 December.

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14/12/2010

Help for Catholics Experiencing Domestic Abuse

A new web resource for Catholics Experiencing Domestic Abuse has been launched by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales' Domestic Abuse Working Group. The aim of CEDAR (Catholics Experiencing Domestic Abuse Resources) is to create an environment within the Catholic community in which domestic abuse is understood and recognised as unacceptable and where appropriate responses are available.

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13/12/2010

Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor's Seasonal Pause for Thought

In a seasonal 'Pause For Thought' on BBC Radio 2, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor points to The Venerable Bede, an 8th Century monk, as the man responsible for the way we date history from the time of Christ's birth - popularising the use of "BC" and "AD".

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13/12/2010

Dioceses ‘Shine A Light’ In Thanksgiving for the Papal Visit

Parish representatives have been gathering across England and Wales to receive paintings and candles that were blessed by Pope Benedict XVI to support the legacy of his visit to the UK.

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11/12/2010

Advent Art: The Birth of Saint John the Baptist

It's week three of our seasonal 'Advent Art' podcasts. The series tells the Advent story using four paintings from the National Gallery’s world-famous collection.

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07/12/2010

Official Papal Visit DVD released

Celebrating Pope Benedict XVI’s historic first State Visit to the UK, the DVD tells the story of the extraordinary four days in September 2010 offering not just event highlights, but the depth of the Holy Father’s words and the true significance of all the components of the Visit.

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05/12/2010

Archbishop praises Apostolic Nuncio’s ‘heart of kindness and humanity’

A Mass of thanksgiving for the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz, was celebrated in Westminster Cathedral on Thursday 2 December at 5.30pm.

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05/12/2010

Advent Art: The Visitation of the Virgin to Saint Elizabeth

It's week two of our seasonal 'Advent Art' podcasts. The series tells the Advent story using four paintings from the National Gallery’s world-famous collection.

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01/12/2010

Archbishop of Birmingham commends Nativity Art Trail

The Nativity Trail, the traditional story of Christmas as depicted by artists over 500 years, was warmly commended during the official launch at the Birmingham Museum by the Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham (30 November).

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28/11/2010

Podcast Series: Advent Art

Our new seasonal podcast series telling the Advent story using four paintings in the National Gallery’s world-famous collection begins today (28 November).

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26/11/2010

Sorrow and anger over deaths of Iraqi Christians

A special Mass has been held at Westminster Cathedral for all those who have died or were injured in recent weeks in Iraq, especially in the bombing of Our Lady of Salvation Church in Baghdad on 31 October 2010.

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