Diocese News

These are a few of the most recent items of news from the diocese:

 

  • Cardinal Cormac: The Ecumenical Journey
    by Mgr Mark Langham There are two incidents in the earlier life of Cardinal Cormac that awakened his interest in ecumenism: the first was meeting his local Anglican clergy in his parish in Portsmouth Diocese and finding out that they were rather ...
  • Lessons in Living and Dying
    The plain coffin, notably tall but bearing no decoration other than a cross, expressed well the dignified, non-fussy character of Cardinal Cormac. Previous Cardinals had lain in caskets lifted on lofty trestles, surrounded by ornate gilded candles...
  • Fullness in Life and Death
    by Cardinal Vincent Nichols The Funeral Mass for our late Archbishop, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, was an unforgettable experience. Mine was a privileged role and its impact on me will stay with me forever. In particular, I shall never for...
  • The Music of Life 
    by Melanie McDonagh The last time I saw Cardinal Cormac, it was at the Proms. Last year we’d gone to Verdi’s Requiem for the penultimate night; this year he suggested Stephen Hough who was playing Brahms’ First Piano Concerto, passing on ...
  • Standing against Human Trafficking
    On 19th September, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States within the Holy See’s Secretariat of State, made the following intervention at a High Level Leaders Event at the United Nations. The Holy See’s involvement in...
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