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Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2494


Pope Francis appoints new Bishop of Northampton

  Pope Francis has appointed Canon David James Oakley as the 13th Bishop of Northampton. Bishop-elect Oakley has served as Rector of St Mary’s College Oscott, a seminary in Birmingham for training priests for ministry in England and Wales, since […]

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Shrewsbury-born Mother Elizabeth Prout moves closer to sainthood

  A Shrewsbury-born nun is on course to become Britain’s first female non-martyr saint in 800 years after the Vatican ruled she lived a life of ‘heroic virtue’. Mother Elizabeth Prout laboured in the slums of Victorian Manchester and towns […]

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Former chaplain to the Queen received into the Catholic faith at Shrewsbury Cathedral

  An Anglican bishop and former chaplain to Queen Elizabeth II has been received into the Catholic Church in Shrewsbury Cathedral. The Rt Rev. Mark Davies, the Bishop of Shrewsbury, also confirmed Dr Gavin Ashenden during Mass on December 22, […]

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Bishop expresses concerns over General Election pledges for abortion on demand

  The Bishop of Shrewsbury is to warn the Catholics of his diocese about unprecedented General Election pledges which he says will represent a “radical assault upon the sanctity of human life”. In a message circulated to the parishes of […]

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‘We need to find silence in our lives and in the Church,’ says Bishop in Advent pastoral letter

  The Bishop of Shrewsbury has asked the faithful during to seek more attentive silence in their lives and in the life and worship of the Church. The Rt Rev. Mark Davies urged Catholics to “rebel against the dictatorship of […]

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General Election 2019: Message from the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales

This General Election is profoundly important to the United Kingdom. Catholics cannot simply “watch from the balcony.”[1] Conscious of the common good of every person and our society as a whole, we ask everyone to engage with the election and […]

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