News Archive

News archive
  • Marriage & Family
    Family Council to Work With DiocesesFamily Council to Work With Dioceses

    The Pontifical Council for the Family will coordinate the efforts of dioceses around the world to promote laws, projects and research that work toward strengthening the family.

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  • Archbishop
    Archbishop Nichols unanimously elected President of Bishops’ Conference

    Archbishop Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop-elect of Westminster, was elected unanimously by acclamation as President of the Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales at this week’s plenary meeting in Leeds.

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  • Archbishop
    Welcome to our new Archbishop

    His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has today appointed the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, who has been Archbishop of Birmingham since March 2000, as the next Archbishop of Westminster. Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Cormac ...

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  • Marriage & Family
    21 reasons why gender matters!

    In response to the growing confusion over gender, the Fatherhood Foundation in Australia has issued a report entitled: '21 Reasons why Gender Matters' with contributions from over 30 academics and researchers.

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  • Marriage & Family
    Online Social Networking - Keeping Children Safe

    Internet safety first - an important message for parents and children.

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  • Vocations
    Priestly Service in the Military

    'Get on the ground you fat git,' my platoon commander - a man a little over half my age- shouted at me. Thank goodness my parishioners don't address me in the same manner I thought as I flung myself to the ground, yet again, in a meaningless act in the name of training. We were under enemy fire (blanks) in hostile territory (the Surrey Downs) and rapid responses were paramount.

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  • Vocations
    Schools and Young People

    Ever since the day when a three year old asked me, as a spotty teenager, whether I had measles, I’ve always been scared of children, and so one of my hopes for being a priest was that I’d never have to work with them again.

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  • Education
    Catholic schools make a distinctive contribution to community cohesion

    Responding to the recent Runnymede Trust's report, 'Right to Divide?, the Catholic Education Service for England and Wales says that Catholic schools serve some of the most disadvantaged communities in the country.

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  • Education
    Sex and Relationships

    The Education Commission has approved the revised Sex and Relationships Education Guidance

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  • Education
    Chaplains Resources

    This is the first attempt to bring together useful resources and links for chaplains in the Westminster Diocese.

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