Cardinal Increases Pressure on PM over Migrant Crisis

The Tablet 03 September 2015 11:16 by James Roberts

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has called the pictures of bodies being washed up on beaches “a disgrace” to wealthy Europe.

Speaking on ITV News last night after distressing images of a dead Syrian boy washed up on a Turkish beach emerged across the world’s media, Cardinal Nichols said that the clamour for a more generous political response was growing.

“It is a disgrace that we were letting people die and seeing bodies on the beaches when together Europe is such a wealthy place,” he said. “If we take 10,000, it’s a fraction of the problem.

Francis calls on every parish across Europe to house refugee families

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Pope Francis has made an extraordinary appeal to every single Catholic parish and community across Europe, asking each to house at least one of the tens of thousands of refugee families risking death to migrate to the continent from the Middle East.

Making the appeal during his weekly Angelus prayer in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, the pontiff said the Gospel does not allow Christians to sit back from helping those in need.

Faith and Life Convention 2015

The Faith and Life Convention is a forum for people to gather together and to take part in a range of conversations about the meaning of faith and its relevance to our everyday lives. We invite you to join us for our second Faith and Life Convention on Saturday 26th September 2015 in Our Lady and St Patrick’s College, Knock, Belfast beginning at 10am.

Pope Francis Calls for Urgent Rethink of Man’s Relationship with the Earth in Ground-Breaking Encyclical

The Tablet – 18 June 2015 11:00 by Catherine Pepinster

Pope Francis has urged the world to embark upon a revolutionary ethical rethink and change of heart in its relationship with the planet.

In an encyclical dedicated to the environment he has warned of the threat to God’s creation particularly from climate change, and backed a reduction in the use of fossil fuels.