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Westminster: Red Mass - lawyers called to be compassionate

Bishop Nicholas Hudson celebrated the annual Mass for members of the legal profession at Westminster Cathedral this morning, 1 October 2014. Other celebrants included Canon lawyers and members of the tribunal, including Mgr John Conneely, the Judicial ... [Published Independent Catholic News - 3 hours ago]
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Government offers new funding for trainee RE teachers

A new commitment from the Department for Education to restore bursaries for prospective RE teachers has been welcomed by the Religious Education Council of England and Wales (REC) and the National Association of Teachers of RE (NATRE).The new bursary ... [Published Independent Catholic News - 9 hours ago]
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Will the Family Synod lead to annulment reform?

With cardinals who head the world’s major dioceses lining up against Cardinal Walter Kasper’s proposals to provide a path back to the Eucharist for those who have entered new relationships after divorcing, reform is increasingly shifting to the sphere ... [Published Independent Catholic News - 9 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Iraq: Patriarch of Baghdad urges Muslims to openly condemn violence

Patriarch Louis Raphael I SakoIn a message to Muslims, to mark Eid al-Adha, a holiday that commemorates the total submission of man to God, Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako repeats his invitation to condemn "violent, sectarian extremism, because ... [Published Independent Catholic News - 23 hours ago]
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Ireland: Sisters of Mercy killed in car accident

Two nuns from Belfast died in a car accident in Northern Ireland yesterday. Sister Frances Forde and Sister Marie Duddy were killed when the car they were travelling in collided with an unmarked police car close to Newry, Co Down.The two Sisters of Mercy ... [Published Independent Catholic News - 10 hours ago]
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Washington DC: Meriam Ibrahim describes ordeal in Sudan prison

Meriam Ibrahim“God is good.” With those words, a beaming Meriam Ibrahim, a 27-year-old Sudanese woman who became an international symbol of religious persecution, delivered a speech to 500 people at the Values Voter Summit on Saturday night. Her words ... [Published Independent Catholic News - 10 hours ago]
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New York: Polish Catholic Auschwitz survivor dies

Gestapo photo of Michael PreislerMichael Preisler, a Polish Catholic survivor of Auschwitz, died on 28 September in Richmond Hill, New York, the day before his 95th birthday. His funeral takes place tomorrow. He is survived by his children Eva, and A ... [Published Independent Catholic News - 10 hours ago]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Pope Francis appoints Bishop John Arnold as next Bishop of Salford

Bishop John ArnoldPope Francis has appointed Bishop John Arnold, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Westminster, as Bishop of Salford. He will be the eleventh Bishop of Salford, succeeding Bishop Terence Brain who was appointed in 1997.Bishop John ... [Published Independent Catholic News - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

All faiths prepare for climate campaigning in Peru

Laura is on the far rightThe Columban JPIC worker in Peru, Laura Vargas,  attended the historic New York Climate March on Sunday 21 September. In Lima, she is involved in meetings and a series of Inter-faith Climate fasts in the lead-up to Lima hosting ... [Published Independent Catholic News - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

CSAN voices concern over Chancellor's planned welfare cuts

Helen O'BrienIn his speech today to the Conservative Party Conference, Chancellor George Osborne announced new plans to remove housing benefit for 18-21 year-olds, freeze benefits for two years, and reduce the benefit cap to £23,000 per year.Caritas Social ... [Published Independent Catholic News - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

London: Catholic Voices Academy briefing on Family Synod

Dr Austen IvereighThe Extraordinary Synod on the Family, to be held in Rome on 5-18 October, will be a key test for Pope Francis’s reforms: a means of bolstering marriage and family in the face of major pressures in contemporary western society, while ... [Published Independent Catholic News - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Ebola-hit West Africa faces food shortages

Vegetable market in Liberia. As Ebola spreads, markets are sometimes closed and travel restricted. Photo Timothy Flanigan, MD.When Augustine Tamba Fallah was considering whether to drive to Kenema, one of the hottest Ebola hot zones in Sierra Leone, ... [Published Independent Catholic News - Sep 29 2014]

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...I was impressed with the message of a native of Greenland - of the Eskimo people - who said something very deep and beautiful: "The ice is melting at the North Pole, and the only way to change that is melting the ice from our hearts" . Then a Pastor, who used hiphop music in his Church and gave out the CD, and spoke of the need for faiths to work together...
Later they decide to issue a 'Bethlehem passport' - a symbolic document which pledges that the bearer "is a citizen of Bethlehem; that they recognise this ancient city provides a light to the world; and to all people who uphold the values of a just and open society; that they will remain a true friend of Bethlehem through its imprisonment, and that they will strive to keep the ideals of Bethlehem alive as long as the wall stand; we ask you to respect the bearer of this passport and to let them pass freely."
Professor Mobeen said: "We want to come together and make Italian and European institutions aware of this situation, so that they ask Pakistan to have the utmost respect for the accused, and stop those who are taking the law into their own hands. Too many innocent people are victims of extrajudicial executions"
...We must learn from Him, from Jesus, the "drive to go forth and give, to go out from ourselves, to keep pressing forward in our sowing of the good seed" . We must not linger, but rather, with God's help, must aim high and broaden our horizons! And to do this, we must go forth with courage 'unto him without...

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Government offers new funding for trainee RE te... [Published Independent Catholic News - 9 hours ago]
Will the Family Synod lead to annulment reform? [Published Independent Catholic News - 9 hours ago]
Ireland: Sisters of Mercy killed in car accident [Published Independent Catholic News - 10 hours ago]
Washington DC: Meriam Ibrahim describes ordeal ... [Published Independent Catholic News - 10 hours ago]
New York: Polish Catholic Auschwitz survivor dies [Published Independent Catholic News - 10 hours ago]
Iraq: Patriarch of Baghdad urges Muslims to ope... [Published Independent Catholic News - 23 hours ago]
Pope Francis appoints Bishop John Arnold as nex... [Published Independent Catholic News - Sep 30 2014]
All faiths prepare for climate campaigning in Peru [Published Independent Catholic News - Sep 29 2014]
CSAN voices concern over Chancellor's planned w... [Published Independent Catholic News - Sep 29 2014]
Ebola-hit West Africa faces food shortages [Published Independent Catholic News - Sep 29 2014]
London: Catholic Voices Academy briefing on Fam... [Published Independent Catholic News - Sep 29 2014]
Film: Open Bethlehem [Published Independent Catholic News - Sep 29 2014]
Pakistan: Pastor shot dead in prison [Published Independent Catholic News - Sep 29 2014]
Pope Francis: Old age is a time of grace [Published Independent Catholic News - Sep 28 2014]
Day of Prayer for Family Synod [Published Independent Catholic News - Sep 28 2014]
Bishop Keiran Conry resigns [Published Independent Catholic News - Sep 28 2014]
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