Given at Westminster Cathedral at the Centenary of the Foundation of the Catholic Police Guild Mass on 6 September 2014.
Forgive me, but as I stand before you I am tempted to imitate Pope Francis and say not simply ‘Buona sera’ but, more ...Read more
Given at Westminster Cathedral on 4 August 2014, at the Requiem Mass in commemoration for the Fallen of the First World War.
One hundred years ago today, in the first week of August, people were enjoying a Bank Holiday Monday. For many that did...Read more
It seems a long time ago, now, since I spoke to you about the three stories of Lourdes.
The first, you remember, is the story of all that happened here, the history of Lourdes. We have learned and seen a great deal of that.
The second is the...Read more
It is an even greater privilege to he celebrating Mass here at 7.00pm, precisely when every hotel in Lourdes is serving dinner. We have this place to ourselves, in some special peace and quiet.
This is our time, then, to bring all our prayers...Read more
As we begin this moment of ordination, let me offer some words of thanks. I thank all of you present who have been contributing to the formation of our new deacons. I thank Deacon Anthony Clark, the Director of our Deaconate Programme and Mgr ...Read more
There is one moment, found in each of the Synoptic Gospels, which can give shape to our reflection this evening because it reveals the very heart of the sacrament we are about to celebrate. It is the moment in which Jesus calls the twelve who are ...Read more
It seems a long time ago now, but in 1984, as a comparatively young priest, I was sent to London to serve Cardinal Hume and the bishops of England and Wales as General Secretary of the Bishops' Conference.Read more
Given on the occasion of the ordination to the priesthood of Rev Andrew Chamiec, Rev Derek Hyett and Rev Brian O'Mahony on 28 June 2014 at the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Most Precious Blood in Westminster.
How wonderful that we gather for ...Read more
Given at Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Simon Stock Church, Kensington, on 21 June 2014:
Today we celebrate and thank God for the illustrious history of Heythrop College stretching back over 400 years. The story of this College starts with a...Read more
Given on Wednesday 11 June 2014, the Feast of St Barnabas, in the Crypt Chapel of St Mary Undercroft, Palace of Westminster.
I thank you for this invitation and the privilege of celebrating Mass in this very special place.
Today we keep the ...Read more
Given at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 7 June 2014
In the newspaper a few days ago I read of a girl called Athena. She died of cancer aged 12. Her parents found some of her thoughts written on the back of a mirror in her bedroom. One though...Read more
I am so pleased to greet you all again as we gather round Mgr Nicholas and take part in his ordination as a bishop. This is a rich and powerful ceremony and there are so many ways of reflecting on it. This morning I start with the chrism and th...Read more
The Easter Vigil Westminster Cathedral 2014 Our ceremony this night is an epic. It presents a vivid portrayal of the whole sweep of human destiny. Here we find our story told in bold symbols, powerful words and beautiful music. It begins with the ...Read more
Today we stand before our crucified Lord, contemplating his death on the cross for each one of us, for us all. His death is a fact of history. The Gospel gives a clear account of what actually happened. It is not a story told for our encouragement...Read more
MAUNDY THURSDAY Westminster Cathedral Thursday 17 April 2014 Homily given by HE Cardinal Vincent Nichols This evening we begin our celebration of the Sacred Triduum, these three most holy days, in which we recall all the events of our salvation. T...Read more
Homily given by His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols on TUESDAY 15 APRIL 2014 at Westminster Cathedral At this Mass of Chrism we seek renewal and refreshment in our life of faith. In blessing these oils we ask God to refresh the sacraments in whi...Read more