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A priest prays at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Hendon, London, on June 14, 2020, as the church prepares to reopen following lockdown.

Coronavirus lockdown leaves Catholic priests struggling for funds

Aug 27, 2020

Catholic priests in England are struggling to make ends meet following a drop in income caused by the coronavirus crisis.  Read more

Ampleforth Abbey and College in North Yorkshire, England.

Vatican rules that Benedictine abbot should not return to his community

Aug 26, 2020

The Vatican has ruled that the abbot of Ampleforth Abbey in North Yorkshire, England, should not return to his community,... Read more

Catholic safe house helps secure jail sentences for sex traffickers

Aug 25, 2020

A Catholic safe house for women in London has helped to secure jail sentences for two sex traffickers.   Read more

The Pre-Construct Archaeology team works on the Great Sacristy site. Photo

Burial place of medieval Catholic monks uncovered at Westminster Abbey

Aug 25, 2020

Archaeologists excavating a lost medieval sacristy at Westminster Abbey in London have uncovered what they believe are the remains of... Read more

Curator Anna Forest examines a 15th-century illuminated manuscript discovered under the floorboards of Oxburgh Hall.

Rare discoveries shed light on secret Catholic life in Tudor house

Aug 20, 2020

A restoration project at a country house has uncovered items that shed new light on the steadfast faith of a... Read more

English Catholic bishops: Church backs vaccination to protect the most vulnerable

Jul 31, 2020

The Catholic Church supports vaccination because it helps to protect society’s most vulnerable people, bishops in England said Thursday.  Read more

How the Catholic Church is helping London's new homeless

Jul 28, 2020

People made homeless as a result of the coronavirus pandemic will “need a lot of help” to get their lives... Read more

 The first public Mass since March takes place at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark, England, July 5, 2020.

Why some Catholic churches in England are struggling to resume public Masses

Jul 11, 2020

When the government permitted churches in England to resume public Masses July 4, Fr. Rick McGrath faced a difficult dilemma.   Read more

Big Ben and Houses of Parliament.

Pro-life MP hails ‘clear victory’ over abortion amendments

Jul 7, 2020

A leading pro-life MP welcomed the defeat Monday of attempts to strip away protections for unborn children in the U.K.  Read more

Bishop Mark Davies reopens Shrewsbury Cathedral to the public after 86 days of lockdown June 15, 2020.

English Catholic bishop: parishes see 'dramatic fall' in income following lockdown

Jul 6, 2020

An English bishop has said that parishes have seen “dramatic fall” in income as a result of the coronavirus lockdown.  Read more

Pews at St George's Cathedral, Southwark, are cleansed after it reopened for private prayer.

England's Catholics asked to consider avoiding Sunday Masses amid attendance limits

Jun 25, 2020

England’s metropolitan archbishops urged Catholics Thursday to consider going to Mass during the week rather than on Sunday after public... Read more

Cardinal Nichols prays at Westminster Cathedral with the Archbishop of Canterbury June 15, 2020, the day England’s churches reopened for private prayer.

English Catholic leader welcomes return of public Masses from July 4

Jun 23, 2020

An English cardinal welcomed the government’s decision Tuesday to permit the resumption of public Masses from July 4.   Read more

Our Lady of the Assumption, Gateacre, Liverpool. Courtesy of @ourladygateacre Facebook page

Catholic parish offers phone support to more than 500 people amid pandemic

Jun 23, 2020

A few years ago Catholics in a suburb of Liverpool, England, recognized that they had a problem: parishioners didn’t know... Read more

Bishop Mark Davies reopens Shrewsbury Cathedral to the public after 86 days of lockdown June 15, 2020.

Catholic bishop urges UK to preserve Sunday as a day of rest

Jun 22, 2020

A bishop has urged Christians to speak out against plans to relax Sunday trading laws in the United Kingdom as... Read more

Bishop Mark O’Toole of Plymouth, England.

On day of prayer for priests, Catholic bishop points to Sacred Heart

Jun 19, 2020

The Sacred Heart of Jesus “lights our way and illumines a path in the darkness,” an English bishop said Thursday... 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

Jun 18, 2020

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

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