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    ‘Candle of Hope’ for Middle East Christians‘Candle of Hope’ for Middle East Christians

    by Fr Richard Andrew On Friday 12th October Holy Trinity Church Brook Green was the venue for an inspirational concert, 'A Candle of Hope', directed and organised by parishioner Laurence Carroll. He pulled together five local choirs, including ...

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    Praying the Rosary for the Church

    by Fr David Stewart SJ In early October, Pope Francis gave the Church an urgent new mission encouraging the faithful to pray every day the Holy Rosary with the intention that the Virgin Mary help the Church in these times of crisis, and to pray...

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    Praying for the Protection of Our Lady of Willesden

    by Fr Stephen Willis Despite all that Storm Callum could throw at us some 200 pilgrims gathered at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Willesden on Sunday 14 After gathering in the Shrine Church the procession formed up as we sang the Litany ...

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    Catechists of the West: 'I call you friends'

    by Mary Crowley ‘The Lord calls me his friend! Wow!’ This was the reaction of one of the 61 catechists of the parishes of the West of the diocese who gathered with Bishop John Wilson at the parish of the Sacred Heart, Ruislip on 6 Bishop...

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    Pope Francis to young people: You are priceless

    by Martha Behan When I received a WhatsApp message asking if ‘you want to go to Rome and see the Pope’, initially I thought no; I would have to fly out at short notice, find accommodation and pay for it all. Then I came to my senses and quickl...

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    The Camino in the footsteps of St Ignatius

    by Jo Siedlecka Eighteen pilgrims took part in this year’s Farm Street Camino, walking the route St Ignatius Loyola took in 1522 from his home town of Loyola in the Basque Country across northern Spain to Montserrat and Manresa...

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    Church has crucial role in fight against human trafficking

    In his intervention at the Synod on Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment, Cardinal Vincent chose to address the ‘crushing poverty faced by young people in the world and the consequent dangerous journeys they undertake in search of prosperity ...

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    Cardinal reflects on 'rich exchange' between bishops and young people

    At the end of the third week of the Synod on Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment, Cardinal Vincent reflects on ‘the richness of the experience’ in this latest podcast. Throughout this synod with young people and bishops talking together...

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    St Oscar Romero: Being the first to offer oneself

    On the eve of his canonisation on Sunday 14th October, the parish of St Ignatius, Stamford Hill finished their Novena of intercession to Blessed Oscar Romero, with Bishop Paul McAleenan celebrating Mass and unveiling a bust of the soon-to-be saint...

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    Cardinal reflects on themes of second week of Synod

    In this part, we’ve been trying to look more deeply at the reality in front of us and to discuss the Church’s response to it. There have been some marvellous debates, full of energy and actually full of fun. Some of the key words that have ...

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