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    Cardinal presiding at International Mass in Lourdes (Photo: Marc Hanson)Cardinal prays for persecuted Christians

    Presiding at the International Mass in Lourdes on 24 homily.   He invited the congregation, consisting of pilgrims from all over the world, ‘to pray especially for Christians who are persecuted for their faith, in so many parts of the world’...

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    Lourdes 2019: Day 3

    Blessed are the poor in spirit. That's the theme in Lourdes this year and it was very much our theme on the third day of the pilgrimage. The sunrise over the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception this morning heralded another beautiful day, but...

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    Lourdes 2019: Day 2

    The second day of the pilgrimage 'has been very much a packed day of prayer, praise and petition,' as Bishop Nicholas Hudson tells us in his video message:   This morning many of us were still elated from yesterday evening's Torchlight Proc...

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    Lourdes 2019: Day 1

    It's the first day of our pilgrimage, and what an eventful day it has been so far! Bishop John Sherrington shares a reflection on why we are here in Lourdes and how we must look to the malades who share Christ's suffering.  For many pilgrims, ...

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    Lourdes 2019: Pilgrims Arrive

    It was travel day today, as our pilgrims converged on Lourdes, both those who set out yesterday by coach and train and those who flew out today.  As our pilgrims settle in ahead of tomorrow's start, Cardinal Vincent welcomes all pilgrims, both i...

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    Bishop John Sherrington offers prayers for Tafida Raqeeb

    Bishop John Sherrington, Lead Bishop for Life Issues for the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, has commented on the tragic illness and circumstances of five-year-old Tafida Raqeeb. ‘The tragic illness and circumstances of lit...

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    Cardinal presents Benedict Medal to Sr Berchmans

    At the St Mary's University graduation ceremony at Westminster Cathedral on 17 Born in County Clare, Ireland in 1930, Sr Berchmans joined the Convent of Jesus and Mary in 1951 in Willesden. She spent over 65 years teaching, mostly in Pakistan, ...

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    Bishop 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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