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American Passionists promote Cause of former superior general

Bishop William Winter, a retired auxiliary bishop of Pittsburgh, prays at the crypt of Fr Theodore Foley in Pittsburgh (CNS photo/John Franko, Pittsburgh Catholic)

Fr Foley led the Passionist congregation from 1964 until his death in 1974

Benedict XVI to deliver Thought for the Day on Christmas Eve

Pope recorded the three-minute slot in Rome earlier today, according to the BBC

Full text of Vatican’s clarification on condoms

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issues note entitled “On the trivialisation of sexuality”

Circus trapezists perform for Pope

Trapezists perform for Pope Benedict XVI at his weekly general audience

Archbishop Nichols celebrates Mass for 30th anniversary of the Passage

Archbishop Vincent Nichols and Sister Ellen Flynn slice a 30th anniversary cake

Over the last 30 years the Passage has helped more than 100,000 people. It has served three million meals, found jobs for 2,000 clients

Applause for Bishop Stack

Bishop George Stack confirmed 30 children and nine adults at St James’s church

Bishop George Stack, auxiliary in Westminster, administers Confirmations in the Extraordinary Form at St James’s church, Spanish Place, London

Fr Swales celebrates High Mass in Newcastle

Fr Shaun Swales celebrates an Extraordinary Form Mass in the Cathedral Church of St Mary

A High Mass in the Extraordinary Form is celebrated at Newcastle Upon Tyne’s Catholic cathedral for only the second time since the Vatican II liturgical reforms

Ex-Royal Marine amazes pupils with account of WWII

Ex-Royal Marine Thomas Edmondson, a decorated World War II veteran, addressed Year 4 children at Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall, Lancashire. ‘When we arrived in France soon after D Day, the bombing made the ground shake 
and Caen was flattened,’ he told wide-eyed pupils. The children gained important insights from the encounter

Decorated World War II veteran addresses Year 4 pupils at Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall, Lancashire

Scottish author inspires young schoolchildren

Nicola Morgan talks to pupils at St Paul’s Catholic school in Greater Manchester

Nicola Morgan, the award-winning Scottish children’s author, visits St Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester

Convent welcomes novices

Sister Priscilla and Sister Marisa recently joined the novitiate at Nazareth House

Two novices join Nazareth House in Hammersmith after completing their time as postulants