News from around the Archdiocese of Liverpool

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From the Archbishop’s Desk

Sometimes when I am making a speech or passing a comment I inadvertently say the wrong thing.  Usually I am aware of it and can correct it immediately.  But if I am unaware of my mistake at the time then I can come in for a lot of criticism afterwards.

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What a welcome we have this month: to our three new priests.  Father Philip Carr, Father Anthony Kelly and Father Carl Mugan were ordained by Archbishop Malcolm

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Cathedral Record

This year the build up to the National Eucharistic Congress has meant that a normally quiet few weeks in August will be taken up with planning meetings and visits from the various groups

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On a liturgical note

Canon Philip Gillespie

John the Baptist, whose martyrdom we commemorate on 29 August, is the character who pointed away from himself and towards Jesus ...

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Sunday thoughts    

Mgr John Devine OBE

Religious language is often dismissed as non-scientific, subjective or a fairy tale. In fact, it is metaphor, an attempt to describe the indescribable.

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Father Chris Thomas

My grandmother lived in a street of terraced houses not far from Liverpool city centre. It was the place where my brother and I were born. Living at the bottom of the street in the 1930s and ’40s


A year of growth and discovery  

Ciara Hanley recounts her first 12 months as an Animate gap-year team member.


Mums the Word

The Union of Catholic Mothers has volunteered the help of all of our members at the National Eucharistic Council, which will take place in Liverpool from 7-9 September.

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The KSC’s National Memorial Mass for deceased members took place on 16 June at the Metropolitan Cathedral, with brothers, their families and friends

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Justice & Peace

However the summer unfolds for us all, one thing we can know for certain is that an amazing Catholic day out lies in store in September when the Eucharistic Congress

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Raising expectations at St John Rigby College


In our Liverpool Home

Caritas in Nugent are organising two parallel events that are part of Adoremus: the national Eucharistic pilgrimage and congress that takes place in Liverpool next month.


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