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A painting of St Philip Neri adorns the retable in St Philip's Chapel at the Birmingham Oratory  (CNS /Marcin Mazur)

The saint who didn’t hunt souls

St Philip Neri was a gentle and joyful saint who had a particular gift to offer the Eternal City

Cardinal Nichols celebrates Mass at 'Proclaim (© Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Cardinal Nichols said that there needed to be a new approach to evangelisation

Mgr Patrick McKinney, the new Bishop of Nottingham

New Bishop of Nottingham announced

Mgr Patrick McKinney will be ordained by Cardinal Vincent Nichols in July

Archbishop Longley entrusting the relic at Wolverhampton Carmel (Flickr/Mazur)

Archbishop Bernard Longley commemorated the 500th anniversary of the birth of St Teresa of Avila

Ofsted launched a series of no-notice inspections earlier this year (PA)

CES challenges Ofsted after it accused Suffolk school of failing to teach British values

Mgr Marcus Stock (Mazur)

As Mark Greaves discovered in 2010, Mgr Marcus Stock is a dab hand in the kitchen

Jean Riordan

A Call to Action is growing at an amazing rate, but do even its members know what it really stands for?

Education Secretary Michael Gove and Home Secretary Theresa May  in the House of Commons on Monday (PA)

What is evident in the Birmingham schools debate is a growing intolerance of the idea of educating children in faith

Auxiliary Bishop Robert Byrne of Birmingham (Mazur)

Fr Robert Byrne is the first Oratorian bishop to be installed for 140 years

Archbishop Longley pictured with, left to right, the Lady Mayoress of Birmingham, Gill Gregory, Fr Richard Duffield of the Birmingham Oratory, Councillor Alan Rudge, the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Len Gregory, Canon Catherine Ogle of St Philip’s Anglican Cathedral and Fr Gerry Breen (Photograph: Peter Jennings)

Archbishop Bernard Longley says he is ‘delighted’ by this year’s Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Nativity Trail