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