General Election 2024

The Prime Minister has called a general election for Thursday, 4 July. We have a section of resources offering information and guidance on key issues of importance to us, as Catholics, to help inform how we vote. Read more.

President of the Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, is asking voters to be active rather than passive to engage with politicians on the key issues. “You want to know what your candidate will think and say on your behalf when that candidate gets into Parliament,” says the Cardinal. “I would like to put forward a theme for us all to think about. How do we seek to construct a society in which families can flourish? That’s the bedrock”. Resources and message here.

D-Day Commemorations

On Tuesday, 4 June, Bishop Paul Mason, the Catholic Bishop of the Forces, travelled to the north coast of France to Normandy to stand in solidarity with, and pray for, the veterans of D-Day and World War II. You can read Bishop Mason’s reflection on the days in France. Read more.

The Body of Christ | Episode 22

A packed At the Foot of the Cross podcast episode looks back over the events of April and May before looking forward into June. The theme that runs throughout is the Body of Christ. Read more or listen below.

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Called to be Peacemakers

The Bishops of our International Affairs department have released a new document offering a Catholic approach to arms control and disarmament titled Called to be Peacemakers. It argues that if Catholics are to take up the call to stand as peacemakers in our troubled world, an integral part of this mission involves working to limit the proliferation of weapons and to advance the cause of global disarmament. The document stresses that every human life lost to violence and conflict is a tragedy for our universal family. Read online or download a PDF version below.

Respond to the faith-based admissions cap consultation for new free schools

We welcome the decision by the Education Secretary to lift the 50% cap on faith-based admissions for new free schools in England, and to allow Catholic special academies. The decision is subject to a consultation which closes on 20 June. It is important that there is a strong response to the consultation. Click here to act now.

New Lectionary – Advent 2024

A new edition of the Lectionary, the book which contains the readings which are proclaimed at Mass, will come into use in England and Wales on the First Sunday of Advent 2024.

For information and resources on the new Lectionary, visit the dedicated section in our What’s On area.

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Corpus Christi Celebration in London