Our churches will remain open. They are not closing. However, the celebration of Mass, Sunday by Sunday and day by day, will take place without a public congregation.
Dear brothers and sisters, let us make room in our lives for the word of God! Each day, let us read a verse or two of the Bible. Let us begin with the Gospel: let us keep it open on our table, carry it in our pocket, read it on our cell phones, and allow it to inspire us daily.
Homily given by Bishop Nicholas Hudson in the church of the Venerable English College, Rome, for Westminster Youth Ministry pilgrims on 14 October 2019, a votive Mass of thanksgiving for the canonization of Saint John Henry Newman.
Today is the Feast of Maximilian Kolbe, who sacrificed his life to save that of a husband and father in Auschwitz.
Stan, 25, from Portsmouth, talks about his experience of a year living in community at the SPEC retreat centre.
Pope Francis will canonise Blessed John Henry Newman in St Peter’s Square on Sunday 13 October, making him the first English person who has lived since the 17th century to be officially recognised as a saint by the Catholic Church.
Reflecting at Mass today on Jesus’ exhortation that we “love our enemies, pardon those who persecute us”, Bishop Nicholas gave the example of Saint Maria Goretti.
Today is the Feast of Saint Philip Neri.
Today is the Feast of Saint James the Lesser.