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Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury

Legal assisted suicide bill would mean killing, not caring, UK bishop warns

A true culture of caring protects the sick, the vulnerable, and the elderly, said one English Catholic bishop in response... Read more

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

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

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

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

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury.

Bishop laments ‘sinister’ promotion of at-home medical abortions amid pandemic

An English bishop has criticized the government for promoting at-home medical abortions during the coronavirus lockdown.  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

Broken promises mean continued barriers to Catholic education in UK

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

Could 'British values' anti-extremism push jeopardize Catholics?

A government proposal in the United Kingdom to set up an anti-extremism commission could unjustly affect faithful Christians, Bishop Mark... Read more