Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Nichols’

UK Catholic and Anglican heads in first live Facebook event

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

The heads of the Anglican and Catholic churches in the United Kingdom produced their first joint Facebook Live video last week. Archbishop Justin Welby and Cardinal Vincent Nichols took part in an unscripted discussion from Lambeth Palace. They answered questions that came in and spoke on a variety of topics including Pentecost and prayer. One Read more

Dramatic increase in Confessions in England in Holy Year

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

The rate of people attending Confession in England and Wales has increased “dramatically” during the Year of Mercy, Cardinal Vincent Nichols has said. Speaking during a press conference last week, the cardinal said: “Diocese by diocese, parish by parish”, the rate of people going to Confession had “increased dramatically during the past six months”. Continue Read more

Catholic service at Hampton Court after 450 year break

Friday, February 12th, 2016

A Catholic service has been celebrated in the Chapel Royal in Hampton Court Palace in London for the first time in 450 years. Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster hosted the service of Vespers, largely conducted in Latin and attended by 300 people. The service featured choral music from the 15th and 16th centuries. The cardinal Read more

UK bishop questions family synod celibate dominance

Friday, October 9th, 2015

An English bishop has admitted that he struggles with the notion of hundreds of celibate men discussing family issues at a synod. Speaking ahead of the synod on the family in Rome, Bishop Peter Doyle of Northampton said “there is a bit of an issue”. “I thought I understood marriage and family life because I Read more

Church punitive approach needs to change say UK Catholics

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Many Catholics in England and Wales are concerned at a legalistic and punitive response by the Church to those who cannot live up to the ideal of marriage. That was one of the conclusions of a report summarising responses to consultation by the England and Wales bishops ahead of next month’s synod on the family. Read more

UK MPs overwhelmingly reject assisted suicide bill

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

A bill aiming to legalise doctors helping terminally ill people commit suicide has been overwhelmingly defeated in Britain’s House of Commons. The private member’s bill, sponsored by Labour’s Rob Marris, was defeated 330-118, with 220 MPs absent at the vote on September 11. Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark said he hoped the result meant that Read more

Queen’s insistence on faith marks her reign – Cardinal Nichols

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols has thanked Queen Elizabeth II for her “steadfast insistence on the great importance of our Christian faith.” His message, conveyed in a letter to Her Majesty to mark the occasion of her becoming the longest reigning monarch. The Cardinal wrote in the name of Catholics across the world, and Read more

Religious leaders back assisted dying bill in UK

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

An alliance of Christian and Jewish clerics has voiced support for plans to change the law to allow a form of assisted suicide in the UK. In a letter to the Daily Telegraph, several [Anglican] bishops, priests and rabbis argued that, far from being a sin, helping terminally ill people to commit suicide should be Read more

UK cardinal would like gay people welcomed at more Masses

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Cardinal Vincent Nichols would like to see wider use of an initiative to extend a special welcome to lesbian and gay Catholics at a regular Mass. Twice a month, LGBT Catholics join the congregation at a regular Sunday evening Mass at the Jesuit Farm Street Church in central London. A social gathering is held afterwards Read more

Anglican Alpha founder praises Catholic evangelisation

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Alpha course founder Rev. Nicky Gumbel has said the Catholic Church is leading the way in evangelisation. Speaking at the Proclaim ‘15 national Catholic evangelisation gathering in Birmingham in England on July 11, Rev. Gumbel said he loves the Catholic Church. Rev. Gumbel, an Anglican minister from Holy Trinity Brompton, is the pioneer of Alpha, Read more