Diocese News

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

 

  • #LoveLondon with Chubby Hearts
    Designer Anya Hindmarch chose London to be her valentine this February. In response to last year’s atrocities across the capital, the designer conceived a project consisting of giant heart-shaped balloons suspended over (and sometimes squashed i...
  • Organ donation: a gift
    The Government has launched an open consultation, entitled ‘Introducing “opt-out” consent for organ and tissue donation in England’, which will run until 6th March. Commenting on the consultation on behalf of the Bishops’ Conference, Bis...
  • Votes for Women! The Catholic Contribution
    By Fr Nicholas Schofield It was a century ago this month that women, or at least some women, were granted the right to vote in this country. The Representation of the People Act gained the royal assent on 6th February 1918 and brought sweeping...
  • Thinking about Lourdes: words of a Pilgrim
    One cannot help but always be overwhelmed by the deluge of pilgrims who descend on the Grotto in the small town in Massabielle. This year, I spent the Feast Day in Honour of Our Lady of Lourdes working in Lourdes participating in the planning days...
  • Choristers on Pilgrimage
    By Fr Andrew Gallagher As the Assistant Director for the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes and as a Regional Chaplain to HCPT (the Pilgrimage Trust that takes children to Lourdes each Easter), it is perhaps no surprise to hear that I have a great lo...
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