News from around the Archdiocee of Liverpool

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From the Archbishop’s Desk

At the time of writing news is coming through of political change in Zimbabwe.  The media commentators are very hopeful for the future of this beautiful country not least because of the high standard of education of its people.  Literacy levels are very high despite the material privations and economic collapse over the last decades.  

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Today is the First Sunday of Advent, the beginning of our time of preparation for the Feast of Christmas.  In contrast to the often chaotic . ...

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Cathedral Record

November is a month of remembrance and thanksgiving.  At our evening Mass for All Saints we begin with a procession singing the praises of the Holy Men and Women seeking the intercession ...

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On a liturgical note

Canon Philip Gillespie

The Season of Advent can all too easily be swallowed up in our preparation for Christmas Day itself   ...

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Sunday thoughts    

Mgr John Devine OBE

Advent is a time of waiting. Yet modern society does not wait for anything. ‘I want it now; I want Christmas today, not in four weeks’ time.’ ...

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A few years ago when I was speaking in Formby, the young man who introduced me said that he had fallen in love with God many years earlier and that his desire for God ...


Christmas cheer can be spread by singing

Entering December, we can be certain of one thing: that Christmas movie Elf ...


Mums the Word

Good news for all members of the Liverpool Archdiocesan Union of Catholic Mothers: Mrs Margaret McDonald from St Paul’s, West Derby  ...

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Liverpool Province

of the Knights of St Columba

It has been an intense period of activity for the Liverpool Province of the Knights of St Columba, culminating in the installation of  ...

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Justice & Peace

Recently I was asked to lead a workshop on what Pope Francis meant when he said: ‘I would like to see a Church that is poor and for the poor.’ The more I thought about it, the more ...


Profile: Anita Carson

If ever anybody knew the value of listening carefully to the parish notices at the end of Sunday Mass – or of not instantly discarding your Sunday bulletin – it is Anita Carson ...