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Catholic priest and doctor: Coronavirus crisis a ‘window of opportunity’ for the homeless

Jun 18, 2020

A Jesuit doctor serving the homeless in London has said that the coronavirus crisis has opened a “window of opportunity”... Read more

Manchester United and England soccer player Marcus Rashford.

Catholic schools step in to feed children over summer break

Jun 17, 2020

England soccer star Marcus Rashford won praise when he persuaded the government Tuesday to extend a free school meal voucher... Read more

Archbishop George Stack of Cardiff, pictured May 14, 2012.

As English churches reopen, Welsh Catholics are still waiting

Jun 15, 2020

As churches across England reopen for private prayer Monday, Catholics in neighboring Wales are still waiting for the day when... Read more

An unborn baby at 20 weeks.

Record abortion figures in England and Wales ‘a national tragedy’

Jun 12, 2020

A record number of abortions took place in England and Wales in 2019, according to official figures published Thursday.  Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster.

Catholic Church receives $1.3 million donation to fight poverty amid pandemic

Jun 9, 2020

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has received a 1 million pound ($1.3 million) donation to fight poverty caused... Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols prays in Westminster Cathedral, London, March 22, 2020.

Catholic churches in England to reopen after 80-day closure

Jun 8, 2020

A cardinal has thanked Catholics for their “patience” after the government permitted churches in England to reopen for private prayer... Read more

The statue of Our Lady of Walsingham at the shrine in Norfolk, England.

Despite the pandemic, Catholic shrine enjoys ‘biggest pilgrimage season’ in its history

Jun 5, 2020

When the coronavirus pandemic gripped England in March, the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham was forced to close. But rather... Read more

A National Health Service sign in the U.K.

Bishops respond to England's new ‘opt out’ organ donation system

May 21, 2020

A new law treating all adults in England as potential organ donors unless they opt out “potentially undermines the concept... Read more

Our Lady of Walsingham.

Britons rededicate England to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Mar 30, 2020

More than half a million people took part Sunday in the rededication of England to Our Lady Sunday, organizers have... Read more

Priest assisting in identification of Essex lorry deaths

Nov 4, 2019

After 39 people were found dead in a semi trailer in eastern England last month, a Catholic priest has joined... Read more

Police officers drive away a lorry in which was discovered 39 dead bodies, at Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, east of London, Oct. 23, 2019.

Catholics call for prayer, legal migration routes after Essex lorry deaths

Oct 26, 2019

In the wake of the discovery of the bodies of eight women and 31 men inside a semi trailer in... Read more

UK court clears 80-year-old accused of ‘mercy killing’ her husband 

Sep 19, 2019

Family members of an 80-year-old woman in England are advocating for legalized assisted suicide after the woman was found not... Read more

John Henry Newman by Sir John Everett Millais. public domain.

Blessed John Henry Newman to be canonized October 13

Jul 1, 2019

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican announced Monday that Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman will be canonized on October 13 in Rome.  Read more

Broken promises mean continued barriers to Catholic education in UK

May 15, 2018

Caps on Catholic enrollment in government-funded Catholic schools in England and Wales will continue, despite the ruling party’s campaign pledge... Read more

Fire engulfs the 24-story Grenfell Tower in Latimer Road, West London in the early hours of this morning on June 14, 2017 in London, England.

Catholic community offers prayer, supplies for London fire victims

Jun 14, 2017

The Catholic bishops of Westminster offered their prayers and local parishes opened their doors to offer aid and supplies to... Read more

The outside of Manchester Arena. A bomb was exploded in the foyer at the end of a concert May 22, 2017,

Manchester bishop: There is 'no justification' for horrific attack (Updated)

May 23, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

After what has been deemed a terrorist attack killed 22 people – mostly youth – at a theater in Manchester... Read more

Princess Diana.

Priest related to Princess Diana on the path to sainthood

Aug 31, 2016

A relative of Princess Diana, Prince William and Prince Harry has moved one step closer to sainthood.    Read more

London.

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

Apr 7, 2015

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

Service of Compline for the Reception of the Remains of King Richard III.

Catholics in England gather to pray for Richard III, one of their own

Mar 25, 2015

In preparation for the reinterment of the remains of Richard III, a 15th century English king whose body was only... Read more

Pilgrims pray for all cardinals and bishops who died in the last year at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter's Basilica, Nov. 3, 2014.

'Year for Vocations': English diocese stresses universal call to sainthood

Dec 2, 2014

Alongside the Year for Consecrated Life called for by Pope Francis, the Diocese of Shrewsbury, England, is observing 2015 as... Read more