In these extraordinary circumstances of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic when we are unable to gather together to celebrate the great feasts of Holy Week and Easter, Cardinal Vincent explains, in this video, that the obligation to our Easter Du...Read more
stage 2 of the coronavirus guidance.
Following my note to you last Friday, I thought it timely to write to you again.
The appropriate response to the threat of Coronavirus at this time was clearly laid out for us by the officia...Read more
Upon hearing of the death of Archbishop Peter Smith, Cardinal Vincent said:
'I learnt, with great sadness, of the death of Archbishop Peter Smith. I ask everyone to pray for the repose of his soul and for the consolation of his family and the p...Read more
In these present and swiftly developing circumstances, there are some important perspectives to keep in view.
The danger of the coronavirus lies in the fact that there is no immunity or vaccine present at this time. The virus in itself is not l...Read more
On Saturday 1
In addition to concelebrating religious order priests, men and women from a number of religious congregations and in consecrated life present in the Diocese of Westminster were in attendance.
Looking at the example of Simeon...Read more
Statement from Cardinal Nichols on the UK leaving the European Union
As the UK formally leaves the European Union, we have an opportunity to move beyond the divisions which have been evident at many levels in our society.
It is important for...Read more
On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, the Presidency of the Council of European Bishops' Conferences (CCEE) and the President of the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Union (CO...Read more
In his homily on Christmas Eve, Cardinal Vincent welcomed those attending Midnight Mass at Westminster Cathedral to the 'great gathering of people,' saying 'it is good to know that we belong' and that 'gathered from all over the world, we have the...Read more
Advent and Christmas fill my mind with so many words and images.
I think of the shepherd fields of Bethlehem, dusty and rocky, in the shadow of the prosperous and well-supplied Israeli settlements.
I think of millions of children born into s...Read more
Following the general election result, Cardinal Vincent has welcomed the 'fresh start', but has warned that 'a lot of damage has been done', saying that it has been 'toxic' and 'dominated by blame'.
He called for a fresh start that sees the good ...Read more
Ahead of the General Election on 12th December, Cardinal Vincent asked that the Sunday before the election be a 'day of prayer for our nations'.
He enjoined the faithful to 'vote thoughtfully, not out of rancour' and asked that discussions should...Read more
The following is the text of the Cardinal's letter to the clergy and people of the diocese on safeguarding.
Safeguarding in the Church today
In the last twenty years or so, the evil of the sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church has ...Read more
In a homily delivered on the third day of the Plenary Assembly of the Council of Bishops' Conferences of Europe (CCEE) in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Cardinal Vincent said that 'in these days as we seek to identify and appreciate all the signs ...Read more
Cardinal Vincent has welcomed the news that His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will be present at the canonisation ceremony of Cardinal John Henry Newman on the 13
Following the announcement from Clarence House, Cardinal Vincent said:
‘We ...Read more
Following the announcement by Pope Francis of Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald MAfr. as one of ten new Cardinals to be nominated at the consistory of 5th October, Cardinal Vincent has written to the Cardinal-designate to congratulate him 'most warmly...Read more
Following the announcement by Pope Francis of Fr Michael Czerny SJ among the ten new cardinals to be nominated at the consistory on 5
In the letter, Cardinal Vincent writes:
'Congratulations on your nomination to the College of Cardinals!
Ahead of the world premiere of his Symphony No.5: ‘Le grand Inconnu’ (The Great Unknown), Sir James McMillan and Cardinal Vincent contemplate the mystery of the Holy Spirit and the exploration of representations of the Holy Spirit in music.