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May 22, 2020
Written by Mgr Timothy Menezes, Dean of St Chad's Cathedral, and voiced by young people of the Archdiocese. The animation is the work of the Kenelm Youth Trust, which oversees and brings together the wide variety of youth work that is undertaken in various settings throughout the Archdiocese. The photo…
May 12, 2020
A spokesman for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference said: "The timing and the manner of the opening of churches touches profound sensitivities and spiritual needs. The Government's document and statements fail to recognise this. "The Government's position, established today, includes these steps aimed at opening churches as soon as possible: the…
May 2, 2020
Bishops proclaim that our hope is in the risen Lord as they recognise the pain of Catholics who cannot pray in Church or receive the Sacraments Writing on behalf of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, the five Metropolitan Archbishops have addressed the COVID-19 pandemic and, specifically, the measures taken…
May 1, 2020
Feast of the English Martyrs 2020 Litany of the English Martyrs associated the Archdiocese of Birmingham: English Martyrs whose names are associated with the life of our Diocese St Ambrose Barlow                             Pray for usBlessed Thomas BelsonSt John BosteSt Alexander BriantBlessed Edward BurdenSt Edmund CampionSt Thomas of CanterburyBlessed William DaviesBlessed Robert…
April 27, 2020
Lord Jesus, explain the scriptures to us.  Make our hearts burn within us as you talk to us. As we continue our journey through the Easter season today’s Gospel puts a new spring into our steps.  St Luke offers us a very vivid account of the experience of the two…
April 24, 2020
My first encounter with Bishop Leo McCartie was when I was ten years old, a new boy at Cotton College, and he was Captain of the School. We must have been on some work detail in the valley and I fell and cut my leg. He picked me up and…
April 24, 2020
Please pray for the Repose of the Soul of Bishop Leo McCartie, who has died at the age of 94.Patrick Leo McCartie, titular bishop of Elmhama and auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, then tenth bishop of Northampton, died in St Joseph’s Home, Harborne, Birmingham, on St George’s Day,…
April 24, 2020
These sufferings bring patience…and patience brings perseverance, and perseverance brings hope. It is a blessing for us today that in the midst of all the anxieties and uncertainties that currently surround and affect us we still have the consolation of celebrating the Feast of St George – and that we…
April 22, 2020
Before Pope Francis was Pope Benedict, and for the 27 years before that our Pope was John Paul the Second (JPII).As with all Popes, he was an incredible human being and there are so many things about him that brought joy to my faith and which I would like to…
April 22, 2020
Speaking ahead of a series of special Thursday evening Masses for the sick, their families, NHS staff, and those working in Social Care, Cardinal Vincent Nichols has expressed his “deep appreciation” for all those caring for others during the coronavirus pandemic. Acknowledging the community solidarity behind the ‘Clap for our Carers’…
April 17, 2020
The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales recognise that this time of the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every person in our countries. Those who are sick, and their families, are suffering many hardships of isolation from contact with those they love. Our front-line workers in hospitals and in care homes…
April 1, 2020
Many people are asking how we will observe Easter this year in these difficult times. Here’s some guidance from Rome in the form of a decree. Confession As we approach our most important week of the year – Holy Week – the way we follow Christ – from his triumphant entrance…
March 27, 2020
For the first time from this Sunday, 29 March, Masses at St Chad’s Cathedral will be live streamed on a daily basis. The launch Mass of this new live streaming facility will be at 11am for the Rededication of England to Mary. Archbishop Bernard Longley will celebrate this Mass, concluding…
March 18, 2020
Video of His Grace speaking about the Coronavirus and its impact on our lives today. Written message from His Grace, Archbishop Bernard Longley, to all Clergy and Parishioners Public Letter from the Presidency of the Bishops Conference Liturgical Advice to Bishops
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