On the feast of Christ the King - this year on Sunday 23 November - the Catholic Church in England and Wales makes young people our particular focus as a sign of how much we value them. The theme for this year, ‘How happy are you?’ knocks on the door of our heart and challenges us to look at what really brings happiness. The videos and downloads are designed to offer adaptable material for those working with young people not only for National Youth Sunday but throughout the whole of the ‘youth ministry year’. Read more about... National Youth Sunday
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Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor Marcus Stock, currently the general secretary of the Bishops’ Conference, as Bishop of Leeds. He will be the 10th Bishop of Leeds. Mgr Stock said, "I am overwhelmed at the trust which the Holy Father has placed in me. I have written to the Holy Father and assured him, as the Successor of St Peter and Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church, of my loyal and filial love, and of my intention to give myself entirely to the service of the Diocese of Leeds." For the full story please click here.
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Pope Francis recently spoke on the institution of Christian marriage. He said that when it comes to preparing for marriage, all too often there is a misunderstanding over the difference between the sacrament of marriage and the social rite. Marriage is for ever, he said, but in our present society there is a temporary or throw-away culture that has become widespread. To read the full article please visit indcatholicnews.com.
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The biggest Catholic Youth Event in the UK is set to take place at Wembley Arena on Saturday 7th March 2015. Book before 15th October to get your 20% Earlybird discount. With music led by Grammy award winning artist Matt Redman, talks by inspirational speakers, reflection and celebration. For more information please visit: cymfed.org.uk/flame2.
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The logo for the Year of Consecrated Life is available to download here. The logo is also available in greyscale and black - if you would like either of these versions please email email@example.com. Read more about... Logo for the Year of Consecrated Life