Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Vincent Nichols’

Charity chiefs may investigate Westminster safeguarding Comments 0

Monday, November 25th, 2019

The Charity Commission is putting the safeguarding organisations of Catholic dioceses under the spotlight following growing concerns about the way they are managed. This week it revealed to The Tablet that it is considering holding an inquiry into Westminster archdiocese, in the light of damaging evidence that has emerged about its handling of cases of Read more

Westminister Cardinal Nichols called on to resign Comments 0

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Lawyers acting for almost 50 child sex abuse victims have called for the resignation of England’s Cardinal Vincent Nichols. The lawyers, Richard Scorer of Slater and Gordon, and David Enright of Howe and Co, made the call in a letter to The Tablet. In the letter, they say ‘the Catholic Church‘ is failing its safeguarding Read more

Prince Charles attending Cardinal Newman’s canonisation Comments 0

Monday, September 16th, 2019

The Prince of Wales will travel to Rome to attend Cardinal John Henry Newman’s canonisation at the Vatican next month. “As one who has been a lifelong champion of the spiritual in everyday life, to promote understanding between faiths, and who has sought to alleviate poverty and disadvantage through his charitable work, the Prince of Read more

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