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04/04/2016 4:44 pm

Prisoners' Survey: 'Belief and Belonging' makes society a safer place

The Catholic faith is a significant part of prisoners’ lives in prisons of all sorts from Young Offender Institutions to High Security prisons and female establishments, new research has revealed. It claims that religion can help cut re-offending rates as it moves offenders to remorse, to have empathy for victims, to focus away from crime and move into a new community. 

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01/04/2016 9:30 am

Bishop Declan to preside at the Mass to stand in solidarity with the Pakistan Christian community

In response to the horror of the bombing of families in the park at Lahore, Pakistan on Easter Sunday, St Nicholas of Tolentino Church are celebrating a Mass for the victims, both deceased and injured, and for the persecuted Church in Pakistan. Bishop Declan will preside at the Mass on Saturday 2 April at 12 noon and all are invited to stand in solidarity with the Pakistan Christian community.

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29/03/2016 12:00 pm

Cardinal: Pray for dead and wounded in Easter attack in Lahore, Pakistan

A suicide bomber has killed at least 70 people and injured around 300 in an attack against Christians celebrating Easter Sunday in Lahore, Pakistan. In the wake of the Easter Sunday's Cardinal Vincent Nichols asks us to pray for the dead and those who have been wounded. 

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27/03/2016 12:00 pm

Pope Francis' Urbi et Orbi Easter Message 2016

Pope Francis delivered the traditional Urbi et Orbi blessing on Easter Sunday, following Mass in St. Peter's Square. Speaking to pilgrims and tourists gathered in the Square for the occasion, Pope Francis especially remembered the suffering peoples of Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen.

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17/03/2016 9:25 am

Pause for Thought: Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor's St Patrick's Day Thought

Here's Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor's Pause for Thought reflection for St Patrick's Day - 17 March 2016. It was broadcast just after 9:20am on BBC Radio 2's The Chris Evans Show

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Two Outstanding Catholic Churches in Yorkshire now Grade I Listed

Two remarkable churches in Yorkshire have had their listing upgraded to Grade I on the advice of Historic England (formerly English Heritage). St Charles Borromeo, Hull and Ampleforth Abbey are now afforded the highest level of protection by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

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09/03/2016 9:04 pm

Archbishop welcomes MPs' decision on Sunday Trading

The Most Reverend Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark, has commented on a House of Commons vote that saw the government defeated over its plan to extend Sunday trading hours in England and Wales.

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10/03/2016 3:00 pm

Bishop of Nottingham celebrates Mass with seafarers on board ship

The Bishop of Nottingham, Rt Rev Patrick McKinney, celebrated Mass with seafarers and blessed their ship when he visited the Immingham port on Thursday 3 March. Upon arrival at the port Bishop Patrick was welcomed by Apostleship of the Sea’s (AoS) Immingham port chaplains Fr Colum Kelly and Steve Willows.

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07/03/2016 11:22 am

Pope Francis' Message of Mercy for Lent

Pope Francis, in his message for Lent, calls for an attentive listening to the word of God and encourages us to participate in initiatives like '24 Hours for the Lord'. "The mercy of God is a proclamation made to the world, a proclamation which each Christian is called to experience at first hand."

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04/03/2016 4:30 pm

Stand up against the persecution of Atheists around the world

The following article went out in The Catholic Univers, Friday 4 March, in it Bishop Declan Lang says the Catholic community has a duty to stand up against the persecution of atheists around the world.

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