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Pat Lynch's excellent homily
from the Mass for Migrants held in Westminster Cathedral on May 7th
is now available to read and there as an audio recording at:
Report on the Catholic
Migration Forum Seminar - Amigo Hall December 1st.
'Big Society? - Fair Society? - Just Society?'
The Big Society - A call to true
"Why does the Lord want you to work for Justice and peace?"
Go to our Resources page to read or print these two new articles
2011 Migrants Mass:
On Bank Holiday Monday, May 2nd a congregation of
some 1,500 people - many from London's diverse ethnic
communities - attended the annual Mass for Migrant Workers,
held this year at St George's Cathedral. Archbishop Peter
Smith was chief celebrant and about 60 priests from across
The service began with a colourful procession of banners from dozens of parishes and Catholic organisations. At the Offertory, as well as the bread and wine, migrant workers brought up symbols of their work such as hammers and briefcases.
Bishop Thomas McMahon preached the homily which was greeted with a round of applause at its conclusion.
“Meeting God in Friend and Stranger: fostering mutual respect and
understanding between the religions”
is a new
teaching document on interreligious dialogue from the Bishops’
Conference of England and Wales. Our own Archbishop Kevin had a
leading role in its development and production. See our Local Events
page for details of a workshop.
Correspondence with Gordon Brown
"If You Want To Cultivate Peace, Protect Creation" is the theme of
Pope Benedict’s message for the celebration of the forty-third
World Day of Peace.
The Wave - climate change protest.
Some started from Grosvenor Square and walked
a 3 mile route
passing the Houses of Parliament and crossing Lambeth Bridge to come
back over Westminster Bridge. Others started at the ecumenical service in
Westminster Central Hall led by Archbishops Vincent Nichols and
Our Autumn Assembly
Report from National Justice & Peace Network conference 2009
If you have difficulty downloading or printing any of the above we are happy to post copies from the office. 14th October 2009
Video Message to Climate Change Summit
For more information
follow this link to The Guardian
Pope Benedict urges leaders to be responsible stewards of creation
August 27th 2009
Government slashes support to asylum seekers awaiting a decision.
The government has announced that it is cutting its cash support to destitute asylum seekers waiting for a decision. Currently, single asylum seekers over the age of 25 receive £42.16 a week, which is 30% less than a single person over the age of 25 who is resident in the UK. The government is planning to reduce this to £35.15 per week from October, leaving asylum seekers with only £5 per day to live on.
Donna Covey, Chief Executive of
the Refugee Council said:
Look at our Resources section to read
or print the new Papal Encyclical “Caritas in