News from around the Archdiocese of Liverpool

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From the Archbishop’s Desk

January is a very hopeful month for it is a time for us to look forward to the year ahead and even beyond.  The days lengthen, and our new year’s resolutions fill us with determination to do better with the things of last year

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As we welcome in the new year our cover this month shows a display from a conference held late last year by Asylum Link Merseyside

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Cathedral Record

We often speak of the January blues in referring to a low point following all the Christmas festivities.  This January is going to be a time when we have to focus  ...

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On a liturgical note

Canon Philip Gillespie

‘What will my future be?

I wonder’

The question posed by Maria in The Sound of Music lies at the heart of the idea

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Sunday thoughts    

Mgr John Devine OBE

Throughout the month of December many thousands of people young and old will attend one of the many carol or memorial services at the Cathedral hosted ...

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Father Chris Thomas

I have been watching a boxed set of Mapp and Lucia recently. There is a wonderful scene where Mapp asks an Indian guru if he is happy and the guru says ‘yes’ because he is following the way ...



When I was younger, January was always my least favourite month of the year. It was dark, cold and time to go back to school. Christmas was over and there was nothing else to look forward to for months.


Mums the Word

Greetings to you all as we enter 2019. May it be a happy and holy year for us all, and our families. And, to quote an Irish blessing, a particular favourite of mine:

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New members welcomed as giving goes on

The KSC in Liverpool ended 2018 by welcoming two new members to the Order. The admission ceremony took place during Mass at Holy Name Church ...

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Justice & Peace

In November, more than 100 delegates gathered at LACE to consider how best to welcome asylum seekers or refugees ...

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Setting new Safeguarding targets for the Archdiocese

Nugent - Catholic Bishops call for common action on the housing crisis

Shared from Caritas Social Action Network In November, Rt Rev Terence Drainey ...

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Letter from Wonersh

Happy Advent from Wonersh. As this letter arrives at your parishes, here at the seminary we will be welcoming a few hundred guests for our Advent

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