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Red Mass Opens Legal Year

On 2nd October, to mark the start of the legal year, members of the judiciary and legal profession attended the annual Red Mass at Westminster Cathedral, celebrated this year by Bishop Paul MacAleenan. As is customary, during the homily Bishop Paul reminded the congregation of their duty to listen to the Holy Spirit, and to exercise mercy and justice. He alluded to the many times when Christ called on people to obey the law, and to follow decisions made justly. We can only make just decisions with the help of the Holy Spirit, he added.
The arrangements for the Mass are made each year by the Thomas More Society, whose membership comprises mainly Roman Catholic members of the Judicary and the Bar, as well as solicitors.