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Mother Teresa prays at the Missionaries of Charity in East Beirut (Photo: AP)

Advent is a chance to deepen our experience of the liturgy – beginning with silence

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, England, holds a report of the Santa Marta Group during a news conference on human trafficking at the Vatican (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Pope Francis both addressed the Santa Marta Group during a conference this week

Pope Francis sent a message of support to Archbishop Mennini (CNS)

Pope Francis sent his blessing to everyone who promotes human dignity

Eritrean migrants in Lampedusa

Bishops’ Conference criticise decision not to support migrant rescue services in the Mediterranean

Mgr Marcus Stock, Bishop-elect of Leeds (Mazur)

Mgr Marcus Stock appointed Bishop of Leeds

‘I am overwhelmed at the trust which the Holy Father has placed in me,’ says bishop-elect.

Iraqi Christians fleeing the violence in Mosul sleeps inside the Sacred Heart of Jesus Chaldean Church in Telkaif (CNS)

Church leaders in Iraq select Feast of the Transfiguration for universal prayer day

New Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham Fr Robert Byrne (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Is Fr Robert Byrne’s appointment a sign of things to come? How many more orthodox bishops can we now expect?

Cardinal Vincent Nichols (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Archbishop Nichols says aim of survey is to ‘refresh’ the Church’s pastoral tradition

Michael Gove, the Education Secretary (Photo: PA)

English and Welsh bishops agree to ‘resist any pressure’ to establish such schools

Cardinal Peter Erdo, the relator for next year's synod (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Peter Erdo, a leading canon lawyer, says the Synod will be based on Church teaching, not public opinion