Sunday Obligation

Announcement from the Catholic Bishops of England & Wales I promised that I would update you when we received an update from our Bishops regarding the Sunday Obligation, effective from Pentecost Sunday, as follows: “Since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, until the present time, we have shared with you our judgement that the situation of […]

Reflection – The Day of the Lord

Reflection by the Bishops of England and Wales The Day of the Lord  Gathering as Bishops in Conference this week, we wish to pay tribute to all in the Catholic community who have shown such courage, generosity and understanding in the face of adversity this past year. Across England and Wales, families and parish communities […]

Pastoral Letter for Pentecost 2021 – Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Solemnity of Pentecost reminds us that everything which exists, every person and the whole of creation, is a gift of “God the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.” God our loving Father creates and continues to give life to the world through His Word, Jesus Christ, in […]

Novena On the Care of Creation

Between Ascension and Pentecost we are invited by the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales to follow a Novena of readings and prayers as tangible action to respond to the urgent climate change issues we all face. The Novena reflects on the account of creation in the book of Genesis and can be used on […]

Guidance on the Vaccine

A letter to Catholics from Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales The development of a vaccine against COVID-19 presents an important breakthrough in protecting others as well as oneself from the virus; a virus which has not only caused a global pandemic and led to a huge loss of life but has also placed a […]