Second anniversary of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine

Saturday, 24 February marks the two-year anniversary of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Bishop Kenneth Nowakowski, Bishop of the Eparchy, or diocese, of the Holy Family of London offers us a Lenten reflection calling for prayer, support and a re-evaluation of how we are all called to be peacemakers in our society today. Read more.

Prayer, Fasting, Almsgiving | Episode 20

Our latest At the Foot of the Cross podcast has been released and it’s very apt as we embark on our 40-day journey to that very place. The focus falls on the three pillars of the season – prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Read more.

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Deliver Us From Evil

The Catholic Truth Society (CTS) has published a new booklet by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales offering a treasury of prayers drawn from Holy Scripture and Sacred Tradition that can be used by Catholics to protect themselves from the powers of darkness. Read more.

Cardinal Nichols calls for an end to war in the Holy Land

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Bishops’ Conference, has echoed Pope Francis’s urgent appeal for a lasting ceasefire in the Holy Land. He calls for the release of all hostages, for humanitarian aid to be allowed through to help those most in need in Gaza, and for hospitals, schools and places of worship to be protected. Read more.

Lent

Lent is a time for turning again to the practice of our faith – in prayer, self-denial (fasting) and practical generosity (almsgiving). Read more.

New Lectionary to be launched in England and Wales for Advent 2024

The Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has confirmed the approval by the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales for the new Lectionary. 

The Lectionary, which includes the scripture readings for Mass and the sacraments, will come into use in Catholic parishes in England and Wales from Advent 2024.  

Cardinal Arthur Roche, Prefect of the Dicastery, wrote to Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops’ Conference, confirming the new translation of the Lectionary, which has been done in collaboration with the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland.  Read more.

Love the Stranger

Love the Stranger is a publication from the Department for International Affairs that presents a Catholic response to migrants and refugees. It places the human being at the heart of our pastoral outreach, looking beyond statistics and policies to the person – each with a name, a face and a story. Read more.

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