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    Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor: 1932-2017Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor: 1932-2017

    By Fr Nicholas Schofield Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, who became the tenth Archbishop of Westminster (2000-09), was born in Reading on 24 August 1932, the fifth son of Dr George Murphy-O’Connor and his wife Ellen. His parents originally came from ...

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    1517 and all that ... the Relevance of the Reformation Today

    The 500th anniversary of Luther’s iconic nailing of his theses to the church door in Wittenberg provokes a mixed reaction in Catholic circles. Many of the principles of the Reformation were admirable. By the 1500s another purification of Christi...

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    A Walk in the Shoes of Young Pilgrims

    It is a common sight to see the older Catholics and clergy on pilgrimage. Ever wondered what attracts the youth to a pilgrimage? What motivates them to come when the world out there has so much to keep them engaged and entertained? Here is a first...

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    Hoxton welcomes new Augustinians

    For the first time in a number of years, the Augustinians (OSA) in Britain solemnly professed two men in training for the priesthood. Arthur Bolivar, a former nurse, and Gladson Dabre, formerly a social worker, made their final vows before Fr Robe...

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  • Vocations
    60 Years of Religious Life

    Sister Sarah Smith, a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of St Mary of Namur celebrated 60 years of religious life on Sunday 19th August 2017 at Our Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury Church, Harrow on the Hill. Sister Sarah has spent most o...

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  • Education
    Gathered in my Name

    By J P Morrisson, Director of Education This summer we have witnessed many events that have shaped public consciousness about large gatherings of people. Images and testimonies from Charlottesville VA, Las Ramblas in Barcelona, and the beaches ...

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  • Education
    Gumley Power Pack in Action

    This year 15 students from Year 12 at Gumley House FCJ joined the Lourdes pilgrimage as Redcaps under the leadership RE teacher, Sean Whittle. The students were assigned to 10 malades (sick pilgrims requiring assistance are referred to as malades)...

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    Vocation of Catechist

    On 8th July, Bishop Nicholas Hudson addressed a group of catechists at St Peter’s Church (the Italian Church) during a day of recollection.  Thank you for accepting this vital ministry of being a catechist in the Church. I hope you experienc...

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    Inside the Hospice: Talking about Death

    Fr Peter-Michael Scott Lately in the hospice we have been considering how society talks about dying and it has made me think about my parents. They were a wonderful pair, very unique, always interesting. My father was a genuine man who wore his...

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    Pope's Prayer Intention: Animated by a Missionary Spirit

    by Fr David Stewart SJ Pope Francis’s single intention for September has already been announced and he will add further requests for our prayers in the course of the month. Many are the concerns in the Pope’s heart, for the serious challeng...

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