London ‘actors’ church’ unveils new high altar

Corpus Christi is being renovated to reflect its role as a centre of Eucharistic devotion The church of Corpus Christi in Covent Garden, London, has unveiled a new high altar as part of a major restoration project. When the church was opened in 1874, Cardinal Henry Manning, the Archbishop of Westminster, said it would be “specifically… Continue reading London ‘actors’ church’ unveils new high altar

Cardinal Nichols consecrates England and Wales to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Thousands attended the consecration in Westminster Cathedral Cardinal Vincent Nichols has crowned a statue of Our Lady of Fátima in the centenary year of her appearance, and re-consecrated England and Wales to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. At a packed Westminster Cathedral, filled to its 3,000 capacity and with large crowds spilling into the plaza,… Continue reading Cardinal Nichols consecrates England and Wales to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Cardinal apologises for Church role in ‘forced’ adoptions

Cardinal Nichols apologised for the hurt caused to young mothers pressured into giving up their babies Cardinal Vincent Nichols has apologised for “hurt” caused to young mothers who say they were pressured into giving up their children in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. His comments were made in an ITV documentary, Britain’s Adoption Scandal: Breaking… Continue reading Cardinal apologises for Church role in ‘forced’ adoptions

Human trafficking is a ‘great evil’, says Cardinal Nichols at Rome conference

Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Pope Francis both addressed the Santa Marta Group during a conference this week Cardinal Nichols and Pope Francis have both spoken out against the evil of modern slavery during a conference in Rome yesterday. An unrelenting, coordinated commitment is needed to prevent people from falling prey to traffickers and to help… Continue reading Human trafficking is a ‘great evil’, says Cardinal Nichols at Rome conference

Westminster Cathedral chapel commemorates English martyrs

The Chapel of St George and the English Martyrs will host the decorative scheme A new decorative scheme commemorating forty English Catholic martyrs has recently been completed in the Chapel of St George and the English Martyrs in Westminster Cathedral. The chapel will be dedicated by Cardinal Vincent Nichols on 28 October. The chapel contains… Continue reading Westminster Cathedral chapel commemorates English martyrs

Cardinal Nichols discourages priests from celebrating Mass ad orientem

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has written to priests in Westminster diocese discouraging them from celebrating Mass facing east. He issued the message to clergy days after the Vatican’s liturgy chief Cardinal Robert Sarah invited priests to celebrate Mass ad orientem from Advent onwards. Cardinal Sarah was speaking at a liturgical conference in London. Following Cardinal Robert… Continue reading Cardinal Nichols discourages priests from celebrating Mass ad orientem

Britain's Catholic Church leader says Government's tactics to combating terrorism risk doing extreme damage

The leader of the Catholic church in England and Wales, Cardinal Vincent Nichols shared his reflections during a lecture last night and said that the Government’s counter-extremism plans risk doing extreme damage. The archbishop of Westminster, responding to a question from the former Business Secretary Sir Vince Cable, who asked what the cardinals thoughts were… Continue reading Britain's Catholic Church leader says Government's tactics to combating terrorism risk doing extreme damage

Archbishop of Westminster mourns popular TV and Radio presenter, Sir Terry Wogan

Prayers and tributes have been flowing in following the death of popular TV and radio presenter,Terry Wogan. Sir Terry, aged 77, passed away in the early hours of Sunday after a brief battle with cancer, he was surrounded by close family members at the time of his demise. On Sunday, his family released a short… Continue reading Archbishop of Westminster mourns popular TV and Radio presenter, Sir Terry Wogan

Church leaders lobby Israeli president over cuts to Christian schools

Cardinal Nichols and Archbishop Martin say the schools are facing ‘impossible cuts’ Europe’s Church leaders have urged the president of Israel to resolve a crisis threatening Christian schools that has kept them closed for several weeks. Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster and Archbishop Éamon Martin of Armagh, Ireland, said schools had been faced with “impossible… Continue reading Church leaders lobby Israeli president over cuts to Christian schools