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Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2494


Nigerian Christian describes murder of husband by terrorists

The full horror of Islamist militia violence in north-east Nigeria has been revealed in a Christian woman’s very personal account of torture, grief and survival against all the odds. Speaking in an interview with Catholic charity Aid to the Church […]

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Problems in the Church caused by Catholics failing to be holy, says Bishop Davies in Lenten pastoral letter

  Many problems facing the Catholic Church arise from the faithful losing sight of their calling to grow in holiness, the Bishop of Shrewsbury will say in a pastoral letter this weekend. In a pastoral letter to be read at […]

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Pope Francis approves second miracle needed to recognise Blessed John Henry Newman as a saint

Pope Francis has approved a second miracle at the intercession of Blessed John Henry Newman, clearing the way for the canonisation of the Victorian cardinal after Easter. The Pope received Cardinal Angelo Becciu, the Prefect of the Vatican Congregation for […]

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New community of Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest formally established in Shrewsbury

  A community of priests who celebrate Mass and liturgies according to traditional Latin rites has been formally established in the Cathedral Parish of Shrewsbury. The Rt Rev. Mark Davies, the Bishop of Shrewsbury, celebrated Pontifical High Mass in the […]

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Let’s re-propose marriage as a path to holiness, Bishop of Shrewsbury tells spouses

  The Bishop of Shrewsbury has asked married couples to re-propose the vocation of marriage to young people as a path to holiness and happiness. Marriage was the institution upon which “the stability of family and society are securely founded”, […]

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Pope Francis appoints Oratorian as new Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle

  Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Robert Byrne as Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle. Bishop Byrne, an auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham, succeeds Bishop Séamus Cunningham, who has led the diocese since 2009. Bishop Byrne will be the 14th Bishop of […]

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