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Ampleforth Abbey Awarded £2.9 Million Lottery Grant

The home of the largest Benedictine monastic community in Britain has been given a fundraising boost for urgent repairs to preserve historic churchAmpleforth Abbey, home to the largest Benedictine monastic community in Britain, has been awarded a...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Dec 1, 2016

First Catholic Service for Centuries to be Celebrated in Chapel of King Henry VIII

From Christian TodayBy Ruth GledhillThe first Roman Catholic service for more than 450 years is to be celebrated in the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace.ReutersThe Queen, Supreme Governor of the Church of England, recorded her 2010 Chr...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Jan 7, 2016

Women Entering Religious Life in England and Wales at 25-Year High

Religious orders have become clearer about their own identity, according to Fr Jamison (Photo:Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk) Forty-five women joined religious orders last year, according to official figuresThe number of women entering religious order...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Apr 23, 2015

New Catholic University to Open in London

Benedictus, which will open in central London next year, is backed by philosophers Roger Scruton and Anthony O’HearBenedictus will be the fourth Catholic university in England (CNS) A new Catholic university backed by philosophers Roger Scruton...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Mar 10, 2015

Vocations to Religious Life are Surging in England and Wales; Here's Why

Vocations to religious life in England and Wales have tripled in just eight years. Here are four reasons why A Sister makes her final profession (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk) From The Catholic Herald (UK) By Mark Greaves The number of...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Oct 12, 2013

Vocations to Religious Life Surging in England and Wales; Here's Why

Vocations to religious life in England and Wales have tripled in just eight years. Here are four reasons why A Sister makes her final profession (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk) From The Catholic Herald (UK) By Mark Greaves The number of...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Oct 12, 2013

A British Royal Comes to America to Tell the Catholic Story

Next week Washington DC will be treated to the arrival of a pro-life Catholic who is also a member of the British royal family. How is that possible? Nicholas Windsor gave up his place in line to the British throne when he converted to th...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Sep 30, 2013

Archbishop Urges Catholics to Support the Ordinariate

Mgr Keith Newton (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk) The Archbishop of Westminster has written to every parish in England and Wales encouraging them to welcome the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham and praising the “beauty” of i...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Sep 19, 2013

A Passion for England: The Astonishing Story of the Passionists

‘From their commencement of their existence as a body, Passionists have been sighing to shed their blood for England.’ ~Passionist Father Ignatius Spencer, Anglican convert and the great, great, great uncle of Lady Diana Spencer Of...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Aug 28, 2013

Chesterton’s Secret People

The English Catholics It was a rainy spring morning in Wallingford, a charming grey stone market town in Oxfordshire, bordering the meandering Thames. I slipped out of a friend’s house on foot, headed for morning Mass. The wet streets were p...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Aug 23, 2013

Former Anglican Priest Installed as Catholic Bishop of East Anglia

From BBC News   Bishop Hopes at his installation on Tuesday (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk) The new Roman Catholic Bishop for the diocese of East Anglia, who previously served as a Church of England priest, has been installed.
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Jul 17, 2013

Descendant of Charles Darwin Becomes a Catholic Apologist

Laura Keynes By Ed West A direct descendant of Charles Darwin has become a Catholic apologist. Laura Keynes, a great-great-great-granddaughter of the English naturalist, has joined Catholic Voices, the project set up to...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Jun 14, 2013

Letter Signed By 1,000 Priests In England And Wales: Same-Sex "Marriage" Will Restrict Freedom Of Catholics

Mgr Newton, one of the signatories (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk) More than 1,000 priests have signed a letter to the Daily Telegraph arguing that same-sex marriage will restrict the freedom of Catholics to teach the truth about marriage.
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Jan 17, 2013


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