National Conference for Rural Catholics 2018. Where: Best Western Country Hotel, Garstang, Lancashire PR3 1YE. When: February 5-7, 2018. Cost: Full board £245 per person (including non returnable deposit of £100); 1 night D, B&B Read the full article...
Report by Jean Coombs, Clifton Branch President CWL
The Clifton Branch of The Catholic Women’s League held their annual Branch Retreat last week at St. Joseph”s Home in Cotham, Bristol. We were made very welcome by the Little Sisters and some CWL members joined the congregation and residents at Mass before the start of our retreat.
Students at St Bernadette Catholic Secondary are celebrating the best GCSE results in the history of the school. 68% of pupils obtained 5A*-C passes including English and Maths. Results across a range of subjects are strong and all members of the school community are joining in the celebrations.
Bishop Declan Lang is one of a number of UK-based religious leaders who have signed a letter calling on the international community to send “a clear signal of intent” to the militants committing atrocities in northern Iraq.
In a letter to the Foreign Secretary, Cardinal Nichols has “welcomed the humanitarian efforts” that the British government has made in Iraq over the past few days and has urged that the “relief operation” and “crucial diplomatic efforts” be increased.
It is with great sadness that the Sisters of St. John of God leave the Parish of St. John the Baptist Trowbridge and St Bernadette Westbury this summer. They have been part of the Parish Community for almost the last 88 years.
The President of the Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, has released a statement on Iraq calling for urgent “help and protection” for the persecuted communities in the north of the country.
Friends of the Holy Land (FHL), a UK-based charity committed to supporting Christian people and communities in the Holy Land, has launched an Emergency ‘Family Support’ Appeal to include remaining Christians in Gaza.