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    Photo: Mazur/Catholicnews.org.ukBishop John Sherrington's statement ahead of vote in House of Lords on NI abortion amendment

    Following a vote in the House of Commons to pass a bill making abortion legal in Northern Ireland on 9   Next week members of the House of Lords will decide on changes to abortion law in Northern Ireland, despite the fact that people there ...

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    Protecting the intrinsic good of every life

    On Monday 24   The initial judgment by the Court of Protection raises a number of serious concerns.  As the judicial proceedings are not available in the public domain at the time of writing, we must rely on news reports for information about wh...

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    England is Mary's Dowry: A new dedication for today

    ­   Why is England called the ‘Dowry of Mary’? Unique among all the nations, the Catholics of England have believed for centuries that their country is in a special sense the Dowry of Mary. The word ‘dowry’ (from the Latin dos, meani...

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  • Vocations
    Holy Land Pilgrimage: Learning to know Christ more deeply

    by Fr Mike Maguire   Recently, the ‘under 5’s’ went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The under 5’s are a group of Westminster deacons and priests who have been ordained less than five years, meeting a few times a year with Fr Gerard Sk...

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    Fr Chinedu Enuh: Reasons to give thanks

      A lot of bonds are made in silence. In seminary life you spend many hours in silence in the chapel whilst, all around you, others are doing the same. For the last year behind me in Allen Hall Seminary chapel sat Deacon Chinedu.  He was a Vince...

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    Escape from the Tower

    Fr John Gerard’s dramatic escape from the Tower of London was the story told by Bishop Nicholas Hudson to celebrate the English Martyrs School’s 50 years at Tower Hill. The children were captivated to hear how Fr John Gerard, imprisoned in th...

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    Jean Vanier: A Prophetic Voice

    ‘Do you love me?’ That was the cry Jean Vanier heard in the people with an intellectual disability whom he met in a Picardy psychiatric hospital in 1964. His heart was so touched that he invited two of them to share his home. He called it ‘L...

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    A 'beautiful and happy year'

    by Ellen Teague As more than 1,000 disabled children and their groups left the annual HCPT Trust Mass in Lourdes during Easter Week, the President of HCPT described this year’s celebration as ‘another beautiful and happy year’. Archbishop Le...

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    Hospice gives thanks to Fr Paul

    A number of parishioners from St Thomas More, Swiss Cottage, gathered at the Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead. The hospice wanted to thank our Assistant Priest Fr Paul Diaper and present him with a gift for his contribution and commitment to Marie C...

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    Chaplain’s vital work with seafarers

    Last September, Wojciech Holub, Stella Maris, Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) chaplain to the port of Tilbury on the Thames in Essex, provided pastoral support to the crew of the chemical and oil tanker ‘The crew were terribly distraught and overc...

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