Posts Tagged ‘Bishop Egan’

England bishops looked at general absolution for Jubilee

Friday, December 11th, 2015

The bishops of England and Wales have discussed whether parishes might celebrate the Third Rite of Reconciliation during the Year of Mercy. But at their November meeting, the bishops did not approve the move, despite some lively discussion. Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth wrote that the bishops acknowledged that valid conditions required for general absolution Read more

UK diocese survey seeks feedback from lapsed Catholics

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

An English diocese has launched an online survey aimed at finding out reasons why baptised Catholics have drifted away from the faith. Portsmouth diocese is working with St Mary’s University on the scheme called “share your story”. The survey will be conducted between October 1 and January 1 and will ask questions such as whether Read more

UK bishop places diocese on ‘environmental alert’

Friday, August 28th, 2015

An English bishop has placed his diocese on “environmental alert” in response to Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’. Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth said Laudato Si’ should change the way Catholics think, act and pray. In a pastoral message for the first World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on September 1, Bishop Read more

Disquiet at traditionalist takeover of English parish

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Parishioners at an English church say they are being driven out by a traditionalist religious order. In June, Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth assigned St Mary’s, Gosport, to the Franciscans of the Immaculate. Since then, parishioners say people are required to kneel to receive Communion and women are asked to cover their heads at Mass. Read more