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  • Brown Scapular Enrolment

    Brown Scapular Enrolment

    In the year 1251 Our Lady appeared to St. Simon Stock, an Englishman and Prior of Carmelite Order. She handed him a brown woolen scapular and said, “This shall be a privilege for you and all Carmelites, that anyone dying in this habit shall not suffer eternal fire.” In time, the Church extended …
  • Elements of Catholic Reform Bases on Truth

    Elements of Catholic Reform Bases on Truth

    Canon Wiener has ordered copies of Msgr. Rudolf Michael Schmitz’ “Elements of a Catholic Reform Based on Truth.” Monsignor talked in 2018 at the ‘Catholic Voice’ conference in Limerick and gave in this fascinating presentation a comprehensive description of the most important areas in the Church’s life. His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke …
  • Scaffolding Works at Shrewsbury Cathedral

    Scaffolding Works at Shrewsbury Cathedral

    During the week of Monday, June 14th to Friday, June 18th scaffolding will be erected in the Cathedral. Masses in the Extraordinary Form (Adoration/Benediction included) will be transferred to St. Winefride’s church according to the usual schedule: Monday: 10:00am Holy MassTuesday: 6:30pm Holy Mass; (5:30-6:15p Adoration/Benediction)Wednesday: 10:00am Holy MassThursday: 6:30pm Holy Mass; (5:30-6:15pm …
  • Pastoral Letter: Rebuilding on the Foundation of the Eucharist , First Sunday of Lent, 21st February 2021

    Pastoral Letter: Rebuilding on the Foundation of the Eucharist , First Sunday of Lent, 21st February 2021

    My dear brothers and sisters, On this First Sunday of Lent, the story resonates for us, of a family enduring a great trial that engulfed the world they had known. The Book of Genesis recounts how Noah and his family emerged from ‘a state of lockdown’ with renewed hope in God’s saving purpose. …
  • A Pastoral Letter on Public Worship and Public Responsibility

    A Pastoral Letter on Public Worship and Public Responsibility

    My dear brothers and sisters, As I write, a third National Lockdown has begun with many restrictions reducing our daily lives to “essentials.” The Government now recognises public worship as one of those essentials. Not a few may ask why churches remain open when other activities are prohibited; and some will question why …
  • Christmas can never be cancelled even in the most unfavourable of conditions: Bishop Davies

    Christmas can never be cancelled even in the most unfavourable of conditions: Bishop Davies

    Christmas can never be cancelled even in the most unfavourable of conditions, the Bishop of Shrewsbury said in his Christmas homily. During midnight Mass at Shrewsbury Cathedral, the Rt Rev. Mark Davies acknowledged that it is “easy to focus on the dark shadows” of 2020. But he reminded the congregation that Christmas leads …

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