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Catholic News

We share a number of items of Catholic news each week, which may be of interest to you. If you are interested in a Catholic news item that is no longer showing you should be able to trace it on our Archive page.

We cover a breadth of topics from a variety of sources, for example: Catholic news from the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, Dioceses of Brentwood and Westminster and in other parts of the UK; Catholic news of events from charitable organisations, with whom we have connections e.g. CAFOD; and wider afield from Vatican News and via Catholic news agencies. If you wish to share some Catholic news please contact us.

Divine Renovation UK hosts webinar on children’s ministry online – Tues 14th July at 3pm

“We know that many parishes don’t want to forget their youngest parishioners – children! – during this time when Children’s Liturgy and other children’s offerings cannot happen. In this webinar, we want to highlight some of the most exciting ways that parishes have engaged children online. ” See more

A reflection on reopening for private prayer…

Fr James Mackay of the Royal Docks parish writes:

“These days everything that was so simple before requires far more thought and is so much more complicated. We opened our church for private prayer recently and, to be honest, I resented the sheer complication of the whole thing, getting volumes of paperwork, the 19-page Health and Safety questionnaire that all priests had to fill in. It all seemed too much. See more

Caritas Development Officer, Diocese of Brentwood – Vacancy

Caritas Diocese of Brentwood was launched in November 2018. The Diocese is diverse, vibrant, and full of dedicated volunteers running projects which bring to life the Gospel mandate to recognise and serve Christ in the poor and those on the edges. See more

Experience ‘Lourdes in your Living Room’

Says Fr Dominic: “‘Lourdes in your Living Room’ is just two and a half weeks away, and some wonderful things are happening. There will be 10 hours of pre-recorded content, and 14 hours of live content, which we hope will bring many of the different graces of a Lourdes pilgrimage to the homes of parishioners of all ages, immersing them in a true pilgrimage experience, even in these unusual and difficult times. See more

Remembering Mgr Henry Posluszny RIP

Mgr Henry Posluszny (1930 – 2020)

Mgr Henry Posluszny, who lived and worked for many years in our diocese, died in Poland on Saturday 20 June and his funeral took place in Liskow on Friday 26 June. See more

Marriage Care at 75 – always here for you

Lockdown might be easing but the needs for couples and families are not. See more

Fresh Start Summer 2020

Prisons are in lockdown. This means that every prisoner is spending a minimum of 23 hours a day locked in their cell. Prison Visits Halls are closed and all prison visits have been cancelled and we don’t know when they will start again – so the men and women currently serving prison sentences in England and Wales are both in lockdown and isolation, with many struggling to even make contact with their families and friends. See newsletter

Bishop warns of ‘abortion on demand’ in a proposed Bill amendment

Bishop John Sherrington, the lead Catholic bishop for life issues, is urging people to contact their MPs about the proposed amendment to the Bill. See more

Providing food, kindness and care for rough sleepers and the vulnerable across Southend

The Winter Night Shelter is run by a group of churches, led from Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in central Southend. Each church opens their hall for a night a week, sleeping on average 21 rough sleepers and feeding 38 rough sleepers and people from the wider community. See more