The first national Eucharistic Congress to involve the whole of the Roman Catholic Church in this country for 110 years will be held in Liverpool in September. With a range of high-powered speakers such as Bishop Robert Barron, a stream of parallel events and a dedicated Youth Congress, it promises to be an exciting and thought-provoking event.
Those unable to travel to Lourdes with Brentwood Catholic Youth Service next week can still feel involved through the 'virtual pilgrimage' on offer. Featuring homilies, video clips and interviews, the BCYS website will give viewers a flavour of the pilgrimage, while Lourdes TV will cover special events.
Since the destruction of the Calais Jungle we don’t hear much about the many migrants still camped on the far shore of the Channel in dreadful conditions. Inspired by their plight, Brentwood resident Mary Stretch has organised a project which enables people to help them in a practical way.
The encyclical Divino Afflante Spiritu, the 'magna carta' of biblical studies, was published by Pope Pius XII 75 years ago in the middle of WWII. Hungarian scholar Fr Levente Martos Balazs visited the UK recently to mark its anniversary.