News from around the Archdiocese of Liverpool

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Shining the torch of truth


Bishops acknowledge ‘watershed’ moment as Pope Francis delivers edict that clergy must report all cases of abuse.

“Vos estis lux mundi.” “You are the light of the world…” Our Lord Jesus Christ calls every believer to be a shining example of virtue, integrity and holiness.’

From Freshfield

to Lourdes


Parishioners of St Anne’s, Freshfield, under the spiritual leadership of parish priest, Monsignor John Walsh, enjoyed five magnificent days in Lourdes with a full pilgrimage

Obituary of Fr Barrie O’Toole CSsR


Father Barrie O’Toole CSsR died on the morning of 7 May at the age of 82.

St Cuthbert’s triumph in Spain


May Day bank holiday weekend saw St Cuthbert’s School in St Helens take 34 students on a football and netball development tour to the Atalaya Park resort, Estepona, Costa Del Sol

Singing out in Penwortham


Walk past St Teresa’s Church in Penwortham on a Tuesday evening in term time between the hours of 7.30 and 9.00 pm and you will hear the All Hallows Community Choir


Obituary of Canon John Gaine


Canon John Gaine, Parish Priest of St Teresa of Avila, Birkdale, for over 37 years, died on the morning of Tuesday 16 April, at the age of 91

Poles in



Polish immigrants and their reception by the local Catholic community are mentioned in some documents recently unearthed in the Archdiocesan Archives

Obituary of

Winefride Park


A long-time guide at the Metropolitan Cathedral, Winefride Park died on Friday 3 May aged 94.

Award for new Christian Heritage Centre


Theodore House at Stonyhurst has been named as the winner of a competition to find the Best Educational Building

Ni Hao! St John Bosco students visit China


Students from St John Bosco Arts College have recently returned from an eight day trip to China.

ASFA crowned winners of Debate Mate


The Academy of St Francis of Assisi (ASFA) are celebrating after winning the Debate Mate Liverpool Championships

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