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Five ordinations in Westminster

Cardinal Nichols stated that the Sacrament of Holy Order is based, not on a command structure, but on humble service. He said in his homily: “Service is the permanent and underlying foundation of all that is done by deacon, priest and bishop.”


Irish Chaplaincy in London offers contact point for families

“There are no visits of any kind to prisons in England and Wales at the moment, so whenever prisoners do get in contact ... and ask us to get in touch with their family in Ireland, we will be happy to do it,” said chaplain Fr Gerry McFlynn.


Say no to violence, urges archbishop after London terror attack

“As the Catholic community in Streatham we will continue to build good relations and work for the common good of all those who call this part of London their home” – Archbishop John Wilson.


Cardinal Nichols calls for rebuilding of Christian communities in Iraq

Cardinal referred to pressing need to reconstruct destroyed towns and villages and rebuild trust.


Church supports bid to cut knife crime at Standing Together rally in London on Saturday

It is imperative for all to stand together with other Christians to speak against youth violence, support victims and help to find solutions to rebuild trust on our streets, in our parks, neighbourhoods and communities, says Cardinal Nichols.


Accolade for live radio broadcast with Yorkshire nuns

BBC Radio 5 Live described the visit to the 21 nuns at Stanbrook Abbey in North Yorkshire as part of taking listeners “to new places”.


Final resting place sought for relic found in London

“We often come across some weird and wonderful things on clearances, but we were definitely not expecting to find a bone fragment of an apostle” - James Rubin, owner of Enviro Waste.


A diamond service: Irish Chaplaincy in Britain celebrates 60 years of ministry

The Irish Chaplaincy in Britain celebrated its Diamond Jubilee Mass with Bishop John Kirby of Clonfert


South Kilkenny parish to celebrate second ordination in two years

Speaking about how his vocation grew, Liam O’Donovan, who will be ordained today, said “I began to pray; it surprised me what was inside me. Prayer gave me a sense of purpose and I realised that God has a sense of purpose for me.”


Religious leaders speak out after London attacks

“That sudden taking of life is always so terrible but it’s exactly what we bring to the Lord in our prayer in our churches” – Cardinal Vincent Nichols.


Largest catholic universities in UK & France sign MoU

Deal will see increased co-operation including the exchange of students and staff, the awarding of joint degrees, ICP ecclesiastical degrees, joint summer schools and research collaboration.


Prayers for persecuted Christians at Tyburn Convent

On the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, ecumenical prayer service for suffering Christians and a reflection on what can be done to help them.


PLC demand Govt response to UK abortion death

32-year-old woman living in Ireland bled to death in the back of a taxi within hours of undergoing an abortion at a Marie Stopes clinic in London.


President Higgins attends Mass for Romero

Desperate attempts by thousands of refugees to cross the Mediterranean is a challenge to ‘Christian’ Europe, which demands a coordinated and compassionate response.


UK church seeks photos of Irish emigrant couples

The Sacred Heart Church in Kilburn is appealing to couples who married there for copies of their wedding photos for a display to mark its 150th anniversary.


CofI bishop to do Stations of the Cross by rail

Voluntary bucket collection will be held at every railway station in aid of their Railway Benefit Fund which supports needy railway families in hard times.


Mary McAleese appointed professor at UK university

“A huge honour for us to appoint such a distinguished and respected public figure to our staff at St Mary's.”


Trafalgar Square to stage Passion on Good Friday

Up to 20,000 expected to throng London square for epic performance by Wintershall Players.

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