Now is the time for the phased reopening of churches

In his Pentecost Sunday homily, Cardinal Vincent Nichols questions why churches have not been allowed to open for private prayer, especially when car showrooms and outdoor markets can open on Monday 1 June and non-essential shops from 15 June. He specifically asks why churches have been “excluded from this decision?”. Read the full story.

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Bishop Drainey's Healthcare Mass Homily

Bishop Terence Drainey, Bishop of Middlesbrough, celebrated a special Mass for front line NHS workers and social care staff on 28 May, to offer prayer and thanksgiving for their dedicated service in combating COVID-19.