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February 13, 2019
On Tuesday 12 February 2019 Pope Francis cleared the way for the canonisation of the much-loved educationalist Cardinal John Henry Newman. The Pope received Cardinal Angelo Becciu, the Prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and authorised him to promulgate two decrees on miracles for sainthood, a…
February 13, 2019
On Sunday 10th February, St Chads Cathedral held a special celebration for parishioner Alice Milton, for her 100th birthday. A regular worshipper at St Chad's, Alice has lived all her life in Ladywood. She was a confirmed, had communion and was a regular worshipper at St Peter's Church on Broad…
February 8, 2019
The stunning organ at St Chad’s Cathedral is to undergo a major overhaul to ensure its continued use for decades to come. After almost 25 years in use – the organ was installed as part of the Cathedral’s 150th anniversary restoration – it’s time for a complete restoration. The project…
February 4, 2019
The Holy See today announced that Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Robert Byrne as Bishop of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. Bishop Byrne succeeds The Right Reverend Séamus Cunningham, who has been Bishop of the Diocese since 2009. Bishop Byrne will be the fourteenth Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle.…
February 4, 2019
Over 6,500 years of marriage has been celebrated at St Chad’s Cathedral today (Sun) – a truly remarkable achievement. The Cathedral was packed as almost 200 couples, and their families, gathered to take part in the diocese’s first Thanksgiving Mass for Marriage. It really was a sight to behold as…
February 4, 2019
Over 100 people turned out for a special ecumenical Mass at St Chad’s Cathedral. on this Day for Religious, where religious sisters reaffirmed their vows and Jubilarians celebrated over 700 years’ worth of service. Following an inspirational speech by Sr Dr Finbarr Coffey, Mass was celebrated by Archbishop Bernard Longley…
January 30, 2019
An initiative of Catholic bishops in cooperation with the "Bible Society" will support and fund new proposals. The project includes a Gospel for people with autism and the Gospel of Matthew in sign language for hearing-impaired persons. Initiatives include a work of art brought across all twenty-two Catholic dioceses of…
January 23, 2019
Pope Francis should write a post-synodal apostolic exhortation following the close of the 2018 Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocational discernment. At the Sept. 18, 2018, press conference announcing the pope's apostolic constitution Episcopalis Communio on changes to the rules concerning voting members and the preparation…
January 17, 2019
The Holy Land Coordination stands in solidarity with all Christians in Israel and Palestine. Our ongoing advocacy for a just peace is informed by an annual pilgrimage to meet with our sisters and brothers, listen to them, and witness the challenges they face. This year our focus has been those…
January 11, 2019
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican launched an official track team Thursday with the aim of competing in international competitions as part of an agreement signed with the Italian Olympic Committee. About 60 Holy See runners — Swiss Guards, priests, nuns, pharmacists and even a 62-year-old professor who works in the…
January 4, 2019
Press Release for immediate Release, 4.1.2019 The Lead Catholic Bishop for Migration and Asylum has called for asylum seekers crossing the English Channel to be treated with dignity and spoken out against the dehumanising rhetoric that has characterised debate in recent weeks. Bishop Paul McAleenan said today: “All people fleeing…
January 3, 2019
Pope Francis delivered a homily at Mass on New Year’s Day, the Solemnity of the Mother of God. On 1 January, the Church also observes the World Day of Peace. Full official English translation of Pope Francis’ homily for the Mass on New Year’s Day Homily of His Holiness Pope…
January 3, 2019
Milestone marriages are to be celebrated by the Archdiocese of Birmingham and the hunt is now on to find the longest married couple! As part of Marriage Week, which runs from February 7 to 14, a Thanksgiving Mass is to be held at St Chad’s Cathedral at 11am on Sunday…
November 27, 2018
St Chads’ Cathedral is now lit red for a week in honour of the world’s persecuted Christians and for all who suffer for their peaceful beliefs. #RedWednesday 2018 takes place on Wednesday 28 November, and St Chad’s is floodlit red from Monday 26 November to Monday 3 December to stand…
November 27, 2018
On Sunday 25th November, on the Feast of Christ the King, His Grace The Most Rev Bernard Longley welcomed all to St Chad’s Metropolitan Cathedral to celebrate the annual Civic Mass. This is an important event in the calendar of the Cathedral as we join with representatives of the Lord…
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