Pope Francis sent well-wishes to Queen Elizabeth II as the reigning British monarch began the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of her coronation as well as the public celebration of her birthday.
English Police to Allow Priests to Give Last Rites at Crime Scenes
Police in England have produced national guidelines to allow priests to give last rites to Catholics dying at crime scenes.
English Bishops to Government: Help End the War, Help Ukrainian Refugees
Eight Catholic bishops in England — including a Ukrainian Catholic bishop — have asked the British government to work for a swift resolution of the war in Ukraine and to act to help refugees from the conflict.
Kids Helping Kids: One Boy’s 1,740-Mile Journey Raises Money for Refugees
Months ago, 11-year-old Romeo Cox in Italy secretly hatched a plan to somehow visit his grandmother Rosemary in England. Romeo and his granny hadn’t seen each other in a year and a half when the coronavirus pandemic struck. So, he repeatedly asked his parents if he could walk to see her because he missed her.
A Catholic Convert Canonized
Since the Oratory of St. Philip Neri was established in Brooklyn, its members have been praying for the canonization of one of the most famous affiliates of this religious community, the English Cardinal John Henry Newman. And their prayers have finally been answered.
Boris Johnson Gives British Church Trump-Like Conundrum
Lenin once famously asked, “how can you make a revolution without firing squads?” Boris Johnson, Britain’s newly appointed prime minister, has taken that advice to heart – in his first hours in office, over half the ministers in outgoing prime minster Theresa May’s government were pushed out or resigned.
British Gov’t Will Not Change Its Cap on Catholic ‘Free’ Schools
English bishops say the British government betrayed voters by refusing to change a rule they say keeps them from opening new Catholic “free schools.”
London Group Sets Buffer Zone Around Abortion Mills
A London council has become the first local authority in the UK to approve a buffer zone around an abortion clinic.
St. Francis Terrier Hoops Star Turns Pro
Former St. Francis College basketball standout Ben Mockford signed a pro contract with Caceres, a team in the Spanish Basketball Federation.
British Investigate Catholic Schools
MANCHESTER, England (CNS) – The British government is investigating claims that Catholic schools have acted illegally by circulating a letter allegedly inviting students to sign a petition in support of traditional marriage. It is against British law for children under the age of 16 to sign political petitions, but the text of the letter, circulated […]