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    Adrian IV: English Pope and 
Son of WestminsterAdrian IV: English Pope and Son of Westminster

    As I drive in the hearse to the local crematorium, a pub sign always intrigues me. It shows a man with a long white beard raising his hand in benediction. The pub is called the Breakspear Arms and the venerable cleric is one Nicholas Breakspear, o...

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    Canonisation of John Henry Newman

    Pope Francis has announced that Blessed John Henry Newman will be canonised in Rome on Sunday 13th October in St Peter’s Square alongside four others. This will make Cardinal Newman the first English person who has lived since the 17th century o...

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    John Henry Newman: Saint for our times

    by Mgr Roderick Strange If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me’ (Mark 8:34). Jesus’ words are familiar and stark. The path of holiness is laid out before us all too clearly. We are...

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    Catholic Schools: A Lived Faith

    John Paul Morrison (Director of Education) This summer witnessed the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11’s Eagle Lunar Modular landing on the moon. Every aspect of this audacious achievement has been analysed and scrutinised for years; however,...

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  • Vocations
    Time flies in a busy parish

    It is difficult to celebrate a birthday or an anniversary without someone making the usual comment: ‘Time flies.’ It may sound like a cliché, but the fact is, time does pass very quickly, at least when you are enjoying yourself or are so busy...

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  • Vocations
    The joy of priesthood: my first year

    On 30 My first appointment has been the parish of Ss Peter and Paul, Northfields in West Ealing. When I was appointed I was asked to spend time working with the young families which make up a significant proportion of the parish. However, this wa...

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    Rome ordination for Deacon Alex

    Bishop Alan Hopes of East Anglia ordained Alexander Balzanella to the diaconate on Sunday 14 Relatives and friends of the new deacons attended the ordination as well as current and old VEC students. Several priests from the Diocese of Westminster...

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    Spiritual fatherhood in parish life

    Although I am connected to Allen Hall, at the moment I am not a resident seminarian there. This is because I completed most of my seminary training many years ago at the English College in Rome. I was rapidly approaching ordination at that time bu...

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    Celebrating diversity at Camp Unity in Borehamwood

    Camp Unity, a multi-faith camp in Borehamwood, provided children and their families with opportunities to meet other cultures and foster friendships, leading to greater community cohesion and the celebration of diversity, this summer. The camp ra...

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  • Marriage & Family
    Tending the garden of marriage

    Marriage, just like gardening, is a process in that it is an ever-changing landscape, requiring the odd adjustment here, the letting go of redundant features and time to grow, mature and blossom. To achieve this requires a certain degree of on-goi...

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