Monthly Archives: March 2021

Singing the Exsultet at the Easter Vigil

For any priests, deacons or cantors who will be singing the Exsultet at the Easter Vigil and need a little help rehearsing, a pdf of the music is available here, and an audio file here. These resources have been prepared … Continue reading

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What does baptism do? A mystagogy on the sacramental act of washing

What does baptism do? There is an easy answer and a mystery answer. The easy answer is that baptism joins a person to Christ. The mystery answer takes some work. It takes a people of God, professing living faith in … Continue reading

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What is Man? A Journey through Biblical Anthropology – Free online event, Sat 20th March 2021

The Catholic Biblical Association of Great Britain presents a FREE ONLINE EVENT to celebrate the release of “What Is Man?”,  the Pontifical Biblical Commission’s ground-breaking study of what the Scriptures teach about the nature of humanity. With Nuria Calduch-Benages, Professor … Continue reading

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“What Good News” website

The Christian message is good news. That is essentially what ‘gospel’ means. Our reaction as believers to the message of Jesus, and that of millions of people throughout the last two thousand years, has been one of gratitude. With the … Continue reading

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Preaching in a time of turmoil

The Catholic Association of Preachers recently hosted a webinar in which Archbishop John Wilson of Southwark spoke about preaching in a time of turmoil. It is available to view here.

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Pope Francis designates 29th July as Memorial of Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus.

Pope Francis, has decreed that 29th July be designated in the General Roman Calendar as the Memorial of Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus, because of the important evangelical witness they offered in welcoming the Lord Jesus into their home, in … Continue reading

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Holy Week at home for families

Every Holy Week is unique, but this year’s sacred celebrations, as those experienced last year, are likely to be different from those we have known before. While some of the faithful may experience the Sacred Paschal Triduum in church, others … Continue reading

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“Year of St Joseph” proclaimed by Pope Francis

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the declaration of St Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, Pope Francis proclaimed a special “Year of St Joseph”, beginning on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, 8th December 2020 and extending to … Continue reading

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Use of an ‘instrument’ for anointing with Chrism in Confirmation is valid according to Vatican

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops submitted a dubium to the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments in May 2020 concerning the validity of the Sacrament of Confirmation if the anointing with Chrism is done … Continue reading

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Bishops’ Conference issues guidance for Holy Week 2021

This year, the Celebrations for Holy Week and the Sacred Triduum will be in the presence of Christ’s faithful. This differs from the situation faced last year when acts of public worship were suspended as a result of the Covid-19 … Continue reading

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