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Mother Elvira, the founder of the Comunità Cenacolo, based her efforts to help young people struggling with addiction around the concept of radical trust in God's mercy and providence.

Mother Elvira, who shared God’s love with those struggling with addiction, dies at 86

Aug 5, 2023

By Joseph Pronechen

The Comunità Cenacolo she founded in 1983 has grown to encompass 72 recovery houses in 20 countries. Read more

Isabel Vaughan-Spruce (center-left) and Father Sean Gough (center-right) celebrate their legal win outside the Birmingham Magistrates Court in Birmingham, England, on Feb. 16, 2023.

Two UK Catholics acquitted after being charged for praying in front of abortion clinic

Feb 16, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Father Sean Gough and Isabel Vaughan-Spruce were charged with violating a local Public Spaces Protection Order that censors speech around... Read more

St. Chad's Cathedral in Birmingham, England.

Sex abuse inquiry examines England's Birmingham archdiocese

Nov 14, 2018

An independent government inquiry is investigating how the Archdiocese of Birmingham handled allegations of child sexual abuse made against four... Read more

Fr. Robert Byrne, appointed auxiliary bishop of Birmingham March 15, 2013.

Oratorian appointed auxiliary bishop of Birmingham, England

Mar 17, 2014

Pope Francis has named Fr. Robert Byrne as a new auxiliary bishop of the Birmingham archdiocese, leading the Oratorian priest... Read more