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    'A great way to live our faith''A great way to live our faith'

    Marking the end of the annual Volunteers Week, which aims to celebrate the fantastic contribution volunteers make to our communities, the Caritas Westminster’s Volunteer Fair brought together a range of charities and social action projects from ...

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  • Marriage & Family
    Autumn: A time of fruitfulness and thanksgiving

    I was recently struck by the parallels between the need for prayer and the need for open communication in marriage and family life when re-reading Fr Bernard Basset’s (SJ) little book Let’s Start Praying Again. Published in 1970, Fr Basset pai...

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    Walsingham: Mary at the centre of our lives

      As we prepare for our diocesan pilgrimage to Walsingham in September, it is good to recall the significance of Our Lady’s shrine in pre-Reformation times. Last May, at an Anglican celebration in honour of Our Lady of Walsingham, the statue of...

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    Bishops renew commitment to sustainable lifestyle

    The Bishops of England and Wales renewed their commitment to the principles of According to British Gas Business, more than 4,500 Catholic churches and schools (including around 200 parishes in our diocese) have switched to renewable gas and el...

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    Honouring our sick and retired priests

    We were delighted to welcome 200 patrons, donors, and guests to this year’s Patrons’ Mass on 10th July in Westminster Cathedral, to honour the sick and retired priests of our diocese. Sixteen of our retired priests joined Cardinal Vincent in c...

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    Fr Pat Foley retires

    St Helen's Church in Watford celebrated the retirement of the much-loved priest Fr Pat Foley, who is considered by his parishioners to be one of the finest and most dedicated priests of the diocese. Fr Pat, from Donoughmore, County Cork, Ireland,...

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    John Henry Newman and Newman Catholic College

    There are, it seems to me, two principal reasons why Blessed John Henry Newman resonates today. Firstly, Newman embraced change. He famously declared ‘To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often’. An examination of Newm...

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    Pope's Prayer Intention: September

    by Fr David Stewart SJ As the Holy Father’s own prayer group, we in the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network are entrusted with his monthly prayer intention. Our mission is to share it widely among the people of God, in our parishes and chaplain...

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    Adrian 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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