Lecture for Friends of the Anglican Centre, Rome given via Zoom on Monday 26 Thank you for the invitation to offer this Lecture for Friends of the Anglican Centre, Rome, recalling the historic visit of Pope Benedict to the United Kingdom in 2010.…Read more
Ladies and gentlemen, I thank you for your presence at this important conference. I thank 'Tomorrow's Company' and Norman Pickavance and his colleagues for providing and shaping this opportunity. We are here because we care about poverty. We care ...Read more
A reflection for the New Year by Cardinal Vincent Nichols
We all have a craving for a moment of glory, something that will lift us out of ourselves and create in us a sense of wonder and joy. That is part of our nature.
We can see that ...Read more
Many years ago I used to enjoy walking in the Peak District, in Derbyshire. It is limestone country, so there is little surface water. Yet the countryside is marked by flowers, clumps of trees and considerable vegetation. One day, as I recall, aft...Read more
These are difficult times. A glance at any news outlet shows that clearly: knife crime here in London spreading death and fear; terrible shootings in New Zealand; the murder of 200 Christians in Nigeria a few days ago; and, of course, the confusio...Read more
1. I welcome you and thank you most sincerely for your presence and participation in this meeting. Many words of welcome and thanks have already been expressed and I do not need to repeat them, although they are strongly present in my heart.
As a young priest, some time ago now, I gave a sermon about family life. Standing at the door of the church after Mass, many people kindly thanked me for my remarks. I remember one older lady, a grandmother, who did not do so. As she passed by, in...Read more
A few weeks ago, I took part in an Iftar, the moment marking the end of the day’s fast during Ramadan. The event took place in one of the largest synagogues in London and was hosted by the Chief Rabbi. The Church of England Bishop of London was ...Read more
I am pleased to have received this invitation to address this solemn Ceremony of Remembrance for all your fellow officers and police staff who have lost their lives in the course of duty. This is a privileged moment for me to pay my tribute to tho...Read more
The topic of the Catholic understanding of evangelisation is vast, and I have only a little time in which to present some aspects of that understanding.
I begin with two simple yet foundational statements. One comes from the document
The secon...Read more
I am pleased to have this opportunity to address you today here in Oxford. Thank you for this invitation.
As the title suggests, I want to begin this talk with St Francis of Assisi. Specifically, I should like to reflect on the remarkable vis...Read more
I am glad to have the opportunity of addressing you this evening as above all it gives me an occasion to thank you for your hard work. In our Diocesan Annual Report to the Charities Commission, we were able to state that of the schools in this Dio...Read more
Given to Pope Francis at the Papal Audience during the Santa Marta Conference on 9
Holy Father, we thank you for this gift of a meeting and for the privilege of greeting you, so as to express our respect and regard for you in your ministry at th...Read more
A few years ago now, as I was about to leave Birmingham to go back to Westminster, one good-natured and spirited priest said, in a voice loud enough for me to hear, that he was quite glad because now he would be hearing less about Bishop Ullathorn...Read more
My first word is one of thanks to His Eminence Cardinal Ouellet for the invitation to contribute to this course and to you, my brothers, for your generosity in serving the Church as bishops.
One of the great characters of the English episcopate...Read more
Honourable members of the Siemas, your Excellencies, Sisters, ladies and gentlemen,
It is a privilege to address you today. Thank you for the invitation and for your commitment in the fight against the evil of slavery.
I come here to repre...Read more