Hampton Court Palace hosts first Roman Catholic service since 1550

The first Roman Catholic service for more than 450 years was celebrated at the Hampton Court Palace, since Henry VIII broke away from Rome in the 16th century. Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols was joined by the Anglican Bishop of London, the Rt Rev Richard Chartres for the historic service on Tuesday night. The… Continue reading Hampton Court Palace hosts first Roman Catholic service since 1550

First Catholic Mass to celebrated in the chapel of King Henry VIII after 450 years

The Chapel of King Henry VIII was built by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey in the early 16th century.  It was taken from Wolsey by King Henry VIII and rebuilt after King Henry VIII broke with Rome and established the Church of England due to Cardinal Wolsey failure to secure his annulment from Catherine of Aragon. Since then no… Continue reading First Catholic Mass to celebrated in the chapel of King Henry VIII after 450 years

Letters from the Synod: special edition, October 10, 2015

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops As Synod-2015 ends its first week of work, a crucial point of conversation and debate over the next two weeks is coming into clearer focus as other, more mediagenic proposals fade into the background: Should the Synod… Continue reading Letters from the Synod: special edition, October 10, 2015