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28th September 2014
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
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26th September –
A new papal commission is looking at how Vatican media outlets can better communicate the church's message "of healing, of love, of hope, and of generosity of spirit," said the commission president, British Lord Chris Patten.
Lord Patten, who formerly served as chairman of the BBC Trust, chancellor at the University of Oxford and governor of Hong Kong, spoke to Vatican Radio Sept. 24 about the commission's first meeting at the Vatican since it was established by Pope Francis in July.
24thAugust -The menacing advance of the Islamic State in Iraq should not prejudice Western people against Muslims.
I once served as an airman in Egypt and Iraq and can vouch for the kindness and goodness of many Muslim people.
But there is a darker side. Radical Islam is on the rise and imperilling our way of life, threatening to undermine the values that have been bitterly won over the centuries.
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Home Mission Sunday: sharing the faith in England and Wales
21st September - As bishops and pastoral care experts meet here in the Vatican this week at an international gathering organised by the Pontifical Council for New Evangelisation, the Church in England and Wales is gearing up for its own special event aimed at stepping up evangelisation efforts within its own dioceses.
Bishop Mark O'Toole of Plymouth is a member of the bishops conference Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis. Philippa Hitchen talked to him about this annual initiative and about some creative new ideas for sharing the faith in England today . . . .
New auxiliary of Westminster on diversity of London diocese
21st September - What are the biggest challenges facing a new bishop in one of the most ethnically and religiously diverse cities in Europe? How is immigration changing the face of the Catholic Church in London today? What are the skills needed to evangelise effectively in such a diverse and secular society?. . . . . Nicholas Hudson - Auxilliary Bishop of Westminster on the Diversity of the London diocese....