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    Cardinal Cormac: The Ecumenical JourneyCardinal Cormac: The Ecumenical Journey

    by Mgr Mark Langham There are two incidents in the earlier life of Cardinal Cormac that awakened his interest in ecumenism: the first was meeting his local Anglican clergy in his parish in Portsmouth Diocese and finding out that they were rather ...

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    Lessons in Living and Dying

    The plain coffin, notably tall but bearing no decoration other than a cross, expressed well the dignified, non-fussy character of Cardinal Cormac. Previous Cardinals had lain in caskets lifted on lofty trestles, surrounded by ornate gilded candles...

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    Fullness in Life and Death

    by Cardinal Vincent Nichols The Funeral Mass for our late Archbishop, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, was an unforgettable experience. Mine was a privileged role and its impact on me will stay with me forever. In particular, I shall never for...

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    The Music of Life 

    by Melanie McDonagh The last time I saw Cardinal Cormac, it was at the Proms. Last year we’d gone to Verdi’s Requiem for the penultimate night; this year he suggested Stephen Hough who was playing Brahms’ First Piano Concerto, passing on ...

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    Standing against Human Trafficking

    On 19th September, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States within the Holy See’s Secretariat of State, made the following intervention at a High Level Leaders Event at the United Nations. The Holy See’s involvement in...

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    Inside the Hospice: ‘Process’

    ‘Process’ has been adopted as a new, modern word. Over the past month my niece has been staying a couple of days each week while she searches for a flat in London. It is always a delight to see her. She cooks a meal and the two of us sit down ...

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    Pope’s Prayer Intention: October'17

    by Fr David Stewart In this month of October, Pope Francis has asked us to pray with him: That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good. Y...

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    Film Review: Finding Fatima

    by Andrew Nicoll On 13th May 1981, Pope John Paul II was shot and seriously injured. From that moment, the future saint developed a profound emotional relationship with the appearances of Our Lady to three children in a field close to the village...

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    A sharp mind and Celtic charm

    by Mgr Phelim Rowland I have known four Cardinal Archbishops of Westminster, all gifted men in different ways. Cardinal Cormac combined a sharp mind with Celtic charm. I suppose it was the latter that I appreciated most, having the same backgroun...

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    ‘I don’t want to make any excuses’

    by Fr Jeremy Trood It was entirely predictable that many of the obituaries of Cormac, Cardinal Murphy- O’Connor should concentrate on child abuse and his role in the scandal which engulfed the Church at the turn of the millennium. When he becam...

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