Sights and Sounds of Recusant England

The Archdiocese of Birmingham is fortunate in having a rich tradition of Catholic history, reflected in the number of Recusant houses  where our predecessors bore witness to their faith, sometimes at the cost of their lives. Many of these houses, … Read more >

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Fairtrade Fortnight

There was a real buzz of activity and excitement throughout the Archdiocese during Fairtrade fortnight this year from 24 February to 9 March. 2014 marks the twentieth anniversary of the date of the first Fairtrade mark on a product sold … Read more >

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Pupils are Left Holding the Baby

On March 13, 30 Health and Social Care students were able to take part in the baby hire program and find out what it would be like to be real parents over a four day period. Each student was given … Read more >

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Sustainability and Recycling Project

SS John and Monica’s Catholic Primary School in Birmingham and St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Studley hosted a visit of 34 staff and pupils from our International Partner schools (11–15 February 2014). Both UK schools are involved in a … Read more >

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A Warm Welcome to our New Bishop

Mike and Sue Conway travelled to Oxford to meet with Bishop-Elect Robert Byrne to talk about his new role, his spirituality and the new challenges he faces as a bishop. We met with Fr Robert at the Oratory in Oxford. … Read more >

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Mass of Welcome to Cardinal Vincent Nichols

Cardinal Nichols returns to Birmingham for Celebratory Mass “We share the pride of the Church in England and Wales at welcoming your return to this city as Cardinal,” said Archbishop Bernard Longley at the beginning of a Mass of Welcome … Read more >

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Newman University installs inaugural Chancellor

Newman University continued its celebration of full university title with the appointment of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor as is inaugural Chancellor on Thursday 20 March. Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor is the retired Archbishop of Westminster and former spiritual leader of the Catholic Church … Read more >

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Newman University installs inaugural Chancellor

March for Life

The 2nd UK March for Life was held at St Chad’s Cathedral on Saturday 22nd March.  With people from across the country and even further afield to support the pro-life mission, it really was a blessed day and a wonderful witness. For … Read more >

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  • Wednesday 16 April
    Matthew 26:14-25  •  Wednesday of Holy WeekJudas’ act of treason is infamous and his name has become a byword for a traitor. However, it is far too convenient for us simply to demonize Judas. We shall never really know what drove this disciple to betray his Lord. He may have had an idea of the Messiah that was more aligned to the aspirations of the Zealots, […]


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