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07/03/2006

Bishops' Symposium on Catholic Schools

After months of extensive briefing since the publication of the Education White Paper in October, the Bishops of England and Wales met, following the publication of the Education Bill (28th Feb 2006). They came together with their advisers to consider their initial response to the Bill.

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07/03/2006

Pope invites families to join him in Valencia

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor and Bishop John Hine (Chair of the Bishops' Committee for Marriage and Family Life) will be leading a contingent of families from England and Wales to Valencia for the fifth World Meeting of Families in Spain later this year.

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06/03/2006

Bishops invite Pope to visit

The Bishops Conference of England and Wales has invited Pope Benedict XVI to visit Britain.

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03/03/2006

Attitude shift key to welcoming back non-practising Christians

Speakers at a national ecumenical conference dedicated to reaching “prodigals” last week urged Churches to radically change their attitudes towards non-practising Christians.

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27/02/2006

CES Response to Education and Inspections Bill

Whilst most of the press attention has focused on the structural changes proposed by the White Paper and the Bill, there are also a number of very significant educational reforms.

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01/03/2006

Ash Wednesday Sermon

‘Don’t ask what you can do for Lent; ask, rather, what Lent can do for you!’

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27/02/2006

Virtual priest attracts unexpected congregation

An online interactive learning tool developed to help primary school pupils in Religious Education lessons has led to a significant rise in the number of hits on the Catholic Church’s priesthood website for England and Wales.

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24/02/2006

CES statement on the joint agreement on religious education

This week a joint statement by the D f ES and major faith groups of England on religious education was published. The statement offers a timely reminder of the importance of religious education and what it contributes to the development of young people.

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23/02/2006

New centre to support priests and religious

A new therapeutic and educational centre for Catholic priests and religious in Britain and Ireland has been opened.

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23/02/2006

Catholic Church hails "sign of hope" for seafarers as historic Convention is adopted

The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster and the Apostleship of the Sea (AOS) in Great Britain have both expressed their delight at the overwhelming adoption today in Geneva of a new international Convention to protect seafarers, and have praised the British government for its support.

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