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Elizabeth Prout  (1820-1864). Courtesy of the Diocese of Shrewsbury.

Amid the pandemic, sainthood cause of nun who served poor hit by epidemics advances

An English Catholic bishop welcomed on Thursday a step forward in the sainthood cause of a religious sister who served... Read more

Elizabeth Prout. Courtesy of the Diocese of Shrewsbury.

English bishop prays for canonization of Manchester nun Elizabeth Prout

An English bishop has encouraged Catholics to pray for the canonization of Mother Elizabeth Prout - a 19th-century religious sister... Read more

A wrought iron cross is restored to the bell tower of Shrewsbury Cathedral, England. Photos courtesy of Shrewsbury diocese

Catholic bishop hails restored cathedral cross as ‘sign of hope’ amid pandemic

An English bishop has hailed the restoration of a cross atop his cathedral as “a sign of hope” amid the... Read more

Gavin Ashenden, who was consecrated a bishop in a Continuing Anglican ecclesial community, and who will be received into the Catholic Church Dec. 22, 2019. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Shrewsbury.

Former Continuing Anglican bishop to be received into the Catholic Church

Gavin Ashenden, a former Honorary Chaplain to the Queen in the Church of England who was consecrated a bishop in... Read more

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury preaches at St. Columba's Church in Chester, Feb. 15, 2014. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Shrewsbury.

Easter can correct society's 'bitterness and intolerance' – English bishop

Easter is not a time for political debate, but is rather an opportunity to encounter the pinnacle of the faith... Read more

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury.

English bishop dedicates 'Year of Holiness' in 2019

In a pastoral letter marking the first Sunday of Advent, Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury dedicated 2019 as the diocesan... Read more

Bishop Mark Davies.  CNA file photo.

UK bishop: Have we allowed youth to become bored with the Mass?

In a recent pastoral letter, a British bishop has encouraged Catholics to make the “awesome reality” of the Eucharist a... Read more

English bishop: marriage is God's gift, let us foster it

Young people still desire to marry despite the crisis surrounding marriage in the contemporary U.K., and Catholics need to defend... Read more

The bones which are believed to belong to English martyr and priest St. John Plessington. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Shrewsbury/Simon Caldwell.

Naming the unknown martyr: could these remains be St. John Plessington?

The English priest St. John Plessington was among dozens martyred because of an anti-Catholic hoax in the seventeenth century. Now... Read more

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For Bishop Davies, 'British values' come from human dignity, not politicians

It is more important than ever for the British people to hear about Jesus Christ, who reveals the dignity and... Read more

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewburgy preaches at St. Columba's in Chester, Feb. 15, 2014. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Shrewsbury.

Bishop Davies: Lourdes shrine a light amid war, death

This weekend, shortly before today's centenary of the beginning of World War I, an English bishop has said that the... Read more