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The New Story ~ its implications for faith, life and living

The New Story ~ its implications for faith, life and living St Timothy’s Community are delighted to welcome Br Mark McDonnell to lead a workshop on Date: Saturday 4th February 2012 Time: 9.30 am – 4.00 pm Venue: St Clare @ St Edward’s College, SandfordPark, Liverpool, L12 1LF Cost: £10 Please book before 20th January by contacting Fergus at 078 8081 4432 or email: fergusreilly@mac.com Please bring a packed lunch (tea and coffee will be provided) Further information can found at www.fergusreilly.org “workshop” “The excitement of life is in the numinous experience wherein we are given to each other in that larger celebration of existence in which all things attain their highest expression. The universe, by definition, is a single gorgeous celebratory event”.   Thomas Berry     http://web.mac.com/fergusreilly/An_Tairseach/Workshop.html Brother Mark McDonnell has been a member of the Congregation of Christian Brothers...

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Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland ordained archbishop

New papal nuncio to Ireland ordained archbishop Newly ordained Archbishop Charles Brown (L) is greeted by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI during Mass in St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on the Solemnity of the Epiphany of  The Lord.   Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters   The Irish-American (52) was named papal nuncio to Ireland last November. Archbishop Charles Brown has worked with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which was headed by the then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, since 1994. He was ordained a priest in 1989 in St Patrick’s Cathedral, New York, and was based at St Brendan’s parish in the Bronx until 1991. Dr Brown was appointed Assistant Secretary of the International Theological Commission in September 2009. Offering his congratulations, Cardinal Seán Brady said: “I am very pleased to be in Rome today, the Solemnity of the Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ,...

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Consistory Convened for Feburary 18, 2012

Pope Benedict calls consistory for February 18th At the midday Angelus for the celebration of the Solemnity of the Ephiphany of The Lord, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI announced a consistory for February 18th next. The cardinals to be created are:   1. Msgr. Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples; 2. Msgr. Manuel Monteiro de Castro, Major Penitentiary; 3. Msgr. Santos Abril Y Castellò, Archpriest of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major; 4. Msgr Antonio Maria Veglio, President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People; 5. Msgr. Giuseppe Bertelli, President of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State and President of the Governorate of the same State; 6. Msgr Francesco Coccopalmerio, President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts; 7. Msgr JOÃO Braz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation...

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Who were the Three Wise Men? The Pope explains

In 2005, World Youth Day was held in Cologne, Germany, where His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI set time aside to pray at the tomb of the Three Wise Men. During  his talk, the Pope talked about what really motivated their journey to Bethlehem.  “Why did the Magi set off from afar to go to Bethlehem? The answer has to do with the mystery of the “star” which they saw “in the East” and which they recognized as the star of the “King of the Jews”, that is to say, the sign of the birth of the Messiah (cf. Mt 2:2). So their journey was inspired by a powerful hope, strengthened and guided by the star, which led them towards the King of the Jews, towards the kingship of God himself. This is the meaning behind our journey: to serve...

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Statement on the death of Stephen Lawrence

  Statement on the death of Stephen Lawrence Issued by the Catholic Association for Racial Justice   The President of the Catholic Association for Racial Justice (CARJ), Bishop Patrick Lynch, has made a statement on the death of Stephen Lawrence.   “The death of Stephen Lawrence was a tragic event and our thoughts and prayers at this time are for his parents and family who have suffered greatly for the last eighteen years. They have conducted themselves with great dignity over those years and worked tirelessly in the face of huge obstacles and prejudice to ensure that justice was done. “It is a great pity that it has taken so long and that in itself has contributed to the frustration and anger felt by many. It is also a reminder to all of us that we must do our best...

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Communiqué on the Note for the Year of Faith

Communiqué on the Note of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith with pastoral recommendations for the Year of Faith     With his Apostolic Letter Porta fidei of 11 October 2011, Benedict XVI declared a Year of Faith. It will begin on 11 October 2012, 50th anniversary of the opening of Vatican Council II, and will conclude on 24 November 2013, Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ Universal King. The Holy Father’s aim in promulgating this Year is to focus the attention of the Church on the theme which, since the beginning of his Pontificate, has been closest to his heart: the encounter with Jesus Christ and the beauty of having faith in Him. The Church is well aware of the problems facing the faith and feels impelled by the question Jesus Himself raised: «When the Son...

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Liverpool Confirmed Coach Friendly

  Liverpool Confirmed Coach Friendly The Coach Welcome Scheme at Liverpool Cathedral is one of the reasons for Liverpool receiving this award  The City of Liverpool, the home of the largest number of UK museums, galleries and theatres outside Londonhas been awarded the prestigious Coach Friendly award from the Confederation of Passenger Transport UK. Simon Posner, Chief Executive at CPT announcing that Liverpool is officially Coach Friendly said:  “It is with great pleasure that we are awarding this to the City of Liverpool. As a premier tourist destination, with two cathedrals, two premiership football clubs, the Grand National and the Liverpool One leisure and shopping experience, the city has shown an exemplary and growing welcome to coaches and their passengers over recent years. This has helped them secure CPT’s prestigious Coach Friendly Award for 2011. “Led by Councillor Claire...

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Jesus Christ the Fullness of Life

Jesus Christ the Fullness of Life   “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” John 10:10 http://jcfllondon.wordpress.com/ The first JCFL prayer vigil of 2012,  takes place in London this Thursday, 5 January at 7.30pm. Fr Richard Nesbitt, Vocations Director for the Diocese of Westminster will be reflecting on ‘God Calling’  at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street 114 Mount Street, London, W1K 3AH (nearest tubes – Bond Street, Green Park) The eveing of prayer and friendship for Christians of all traditions offers an encounter with Jesus Christ through music and song (Taizé, Iona, Gaelic, African, praise and worship), readings from the Bible, preaching, prayers and silence. After the prayer vigil there is a shared meal providing space for food and friendship. A song practice is held in the Choir Room...

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2012

week of prayer for christian unity 2012               We will all be Changed by the Victory of our Lord Jesus Christ (cf. 1 Cor 15: 51-58)   « Tous, nous serons transformés par la victoire de notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ »   The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18th to the 25th January, Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, Apostle.   We will all be changed Change is at the heart of our Christian faith.Saint Paulsaid that anyone who is in Christ is a new creation, and we are called to live as children in the light.  The theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2012 comes to us from the churches inPoland, who have reflected upon their own experience as a nation, and in...

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