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From the Archbishop’s Desk

A wonderful thing happened in Liverpool in 1982 when Pope St John Paul II walked with Archbishop Derek Worlock, Bishop David Shepherd and Rev Dr John Newton along Hope Street from the Anglican Cathedral to the Metropolitan Cathedral.  

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The Adoremus National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress leaves us with very many happy memories and much to reflect on as we begin the month of October.

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Cathedral Record

On Sunday 28 October Archbishop Malcolm will celebrate the 11.00 am Mass in the Metropolitan Cathedral to celebrate the canonisation of Archbishop Oscar Romero which will have ...

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On a liturgical note

Canon Philip Gillespie

For those of us fortunate enough to participate in September’s Adoremus celebrations, the task now is to apply ourselves to letting others glimpse something of the devotion and love of those days.

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Sunday thoughts    

Mgr John Devine OBE

When I was ordained in the early 70s, reception of the chalice by the congregation at Mass was limited. The priest received the Precious Blood on his own.


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Father Chris Thomas

When I was a university chaplain many years ago I used to take groups of students to visit the Poor Clares. On one visit, the sisters began to introduce themselves.

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Another year has begun at Animate Youth Ministries and at the end of August we welcomed three new members to the community based here at Lowe House in St Helens.


Mums the Word

In September we had a wonderful celebration of the Eucharist here in Liverpool and the thanks of all of us should go to the many people who were involved with the organisation of this event

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Eucharistic Congress

W  hat a momentous weekend it was for the Cathedral and Liverpool with the holding of a National Eucharistic Congress in this country for the first time since 1908.


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Justice & Peace

The Eucharistic Congress was a massive event in our diocese. The more involved I became, the more I reflected that when we talk about the Body of Christ,



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Nugent at the Parallel Programme

The Eucharistic congress was a wonderful opportunity to reconnect as a Catholic and to reflect upon what it means to be a pilgrim


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Letter from Wonersh

Having only been back at the seminary for four days, I found myself on a train heading home to Liverpool.


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