18 January 2018
The Alpha Course aims to help those who take part to an understanding of what it means to be a Christian. A Catholic priest found his congregation wanted to take part and were happy afterwards that they did.
30 August 2017
The impression we often get from the media is that older people are a burden on society. Parishes can highlight how their wisdom, experience and prayers can help us all to appreciate the gift of life
02 August 2017
Paul Cannon and Sharon Beech
The evangelical mission of the parish is sometimes on the periphery of its activities. In Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis urges us to let the missionary impulse enrich parish life. Here are some ways that it can
12 July 2017
The title of a July Catholic People’s Week at a Lancashire Monastery next week is “Bringing Francis into the parish”. Since becoming Pope, Francis has issued Evangelii Gaudium (the “Joy of the Gospel”) and Laudato Si’ (“On the Care For Our Common Home”). He says: “An authentic faith, which is never comfortable or completely personal, always involves a deep desire to change the world” (EG183).The Catholic People’s Week will explore how this is realised in parishes.
28 June 2017
Peter Michael Scott
In the early hours of 14 June, as news of the Grenfell Tower fire spread, and emergency services responded, so too did local faith communities. A Catholic chaplain explains the measures parishes should have in place
18 June 2017
Sharing bad news is, sometimes, unavoidable. The recent terror attacks in London Bridge and Manchester Arena have dominated headlines and much of the general election campaign narrative over the past month.
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