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'We have so many demands on our charitable giving, especially as there is so much real need in our modern society. Please help Catholic Care, as our own Diocesan Caritas charitable agency, to give people hope. Your generosity here today, especially during this season of Lent, will help in putting your faith into action.' Bishop of Leeds Marcus Stock

William Martin remembers a man whose personal integrity and public ministry attracted millions to the Gospel...

02 March 2018

Letter Placuit Deo

The teaching on salvation in Christ must always be deepened. Holding fast to the gaze of the Lord Jesus, the Church turns toward all persons with a maternal love, to announce to them the plan of the Covenant of the Father, mediated by the Holy Spirit, “to sum up all things in Christ, the one head” (Eph 1:10). The present Letter is intended, in light of the greater tradition of the faith and with particular reference to the teachings of Pope Francis, to demonstrate certain aspects of Christian salvation that can be difficult to understand today because of recent cultural changes.

15 January 2018

OBITUARY: Father Bill Kirkpatrick Premium

It was as a Roman Catholic Carmelite that Martin Pendergast first met Fr. Bill, pondering with him whether a worker-priest ministry might be possible in a Catholic context.

'The Motu Proprio does not have retroactive force. The important outcomes come to maturity in recent years, in obedience to the discipline up until now in force, retain their value. For the future, the guidelines concerning liturgical translations are to be interpreted in the light of what has been indicated by the Holy Father.'

17 August 2017

Obituary: Kevin McNamara, 1934-2017 Premium

A man of the Left, Kevin McNamara was guided through nearly 40 years as Labour MP for Hull North by a commitment to political principle, family and his Catholic faith

Archbishop of Milan and outspoken critic of globalisation who was considered a likely successor to Pope John Paul II.

Apostolic Letter in the form of Motu Proprio “maiorem hac dilectionem” on the Offer of Life


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