Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Vincent Nichols’

UK Cardinal more concerned about Church image than victims Comments 0

Monday, June 24th, 2019

The Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, stands accused of putting the Church’s reputation ahead victims of child sex abuse. The accusation, 20 June, came in a government inquiry report. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) concluded that children could have been saved had the Catholic Church not “repeatedly failed” to alert the police Read more

Normal marriage does not exist Cardinal tells WMoF Comments 0

Monday, August 27th, 2018

There is no such thing as a normal marriage Cardinal Vincent Nichols told the World Meeting of Families in a keynote address. “Everyone is different” and all married couples will go through periods of difficulty. Fragility and brokenness are part of that. Couples and families often need resources and support, Nichols said, although they should Read more

Independent Anti-Slavery Chief resigns citing government interference Comments 0

Monday, May 21st, 2018

The first Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner in Britain has resigned after four years in the job. Commissioner Kevin Hyland says government interference in his role in the Vatican-sponsored Santa Marta Group led to his resignation. “At times independence has felt somewhat discretionary from the Home Office, rather than legally bestowed,” his resignation letter says. “I hope Read more

Alfie Evans was used by campaigners Comments 0

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Alfie Evans, who died last week after a legal battle over his treatment, was used by campaigners for their own political aims, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster says. Alfie was 23 months old when he died. He had a neurodegenerative disorder and had been cared for in Alder Hey hospital for 18 months. The disorder Read more

Mercy focus at disgraced cardinal’s funeral Comments 0

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Mercy and prayers for Cardinal Keith O’Brien and for those he offended were asked for at O’Brien’s funeral last week. His failings were made public in 2013 when a British weekly newspaper revealed he had made sexual advances to seminarians more than 20 years earlier. O’Brien admitted and apologised for his actions. In 2015 he Read more

Teachers told: gender ideology must not confuse students Comments 0

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster has warned Catholic teachers not to let gender ideology confuse their students. Nichols says children will find their “greatest joy” by accepting their biological sex rather than selecting a gender of their choice. They are not “single, self-determining individuals,” Nichols told the teachers. “At a time of great confusion about Read more

Human trafficking: Pope calls for everyone’s help Comments 0

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Human trafficking is a scourge that we all must help combat, Pope Francis says. He is appealing to everyone, including citizens and institutions, to join forces against human trafficking and to help the victims. His plea is echoed by English Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, who says churches, governments, police and business leaders must do Read more

Pope meets Catholic-Muslim delegation Comments 0

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

An English Cardinal and four Muslim leaders from the UK met with Pope Francis this week. They discussed interfaith relations between the religious communities in Britain. Cardinal Vincent Nichols and other Catholic leaders have been working for the past 30 years to develop strong ties with the UK’s local Muslim communities. Francis greeted the group Read more

Cardinal Nichols praises move away from eurocentric Church Comments 0

Friday, November 20th, 2015

The meetings and the work of the Synod of Bishops have slowly contributed to the dissolving of “our Euro-centric vision not only of the world but also of the Church”, said Cardinal Vincent Nichols. He used his address at the commemoration of the 50 anniversary of the Synod of Bishops last month to praise the Read more

England and Wales parishes to be consulted before next synod Comments 0

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

The bishops’ conference of England and Wales plans to launch a wide-ranging consultation of parishes and clergy ahead of next year’s synod on the family. The bishops would like a period of spiritual reflection in each parish. They would also like to hear the experiences of clergy on the main “pastoral challenges” they encounter with Read more