Category Archives: Bishop Mark Davies

Bishop Mark Davies issues pastoral letter on visit of the relic of St John Vianney

A Pastoral Letter on St John Vianney, the Curé of Ars, to be read in all churches and chapels of the Diocese on the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time 1st July 2012 My dear brothers and sisters, Many of you … Continue reading

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St John Vianney: England welcomes the heart of a saint

Bishop Mark Davies explains why he asked for the relic of the heart of the Curé d’Ars to make its first visit to England and says he hopes the faithful will be inspired by praying beside a heart that was … Continue reading

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An Invitation to pray with St John Vianney

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Be part of the Sunday Mass, Bishop urges the young

Young people attending the 50th International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin were invited by the Rt Rev. Mark Davies, the Bishop of Shrewsbury, to make a promise to be part of the Mass every Sunday of their lives. The Bishop made … Continue reading

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Bishop Mark Davies: ‘The Future of Humanity Passes by Way of the Family’

Homily for the National Association of Catholic Families National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham We gather during this celebration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. We rejoice with many today not only in the Queen’s constitutional role … Continue reading

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The SSPX is apparently about to go into schism over Bishop Fellay’s plans to return ‘within the walls’; we need him back and should pray that his opponents fail

Bishop Bernard Fellay (CNS photo) By William Oddie from CatholicHerald.co.uk: What exactly is going on in the SSPX? On Wednesday last week, a“communiqué” was issued by the SSPX “General House,” which I suppose means its headquarters, condemning the circulation on the … Continue reading

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Easter Homily of Bishop Davies

“Christ your Son coming back from death’s domain, has shed his peaceful light on humanity …” (The Easter Proclamation) This we sang amid the shadows of our Cathedral last night, a Cathedral which has witnessed many chapters of England’s history. Yes, … Continue reading

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Bishop Davies’s homily in New Brighton: the full text

“Today we receive the personal blessing of our Holy Father, Pope Benedict, as we begin a new venture in faith: celebrating the opening of a new Shrine Church and the beginning of a new foundation in this Shrewsbury Diocese. Catholic … Continue reading

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Establishment of the Shrine Church of Ss Peter, Paul and Philomena

Today saw the reopening by Bishop Mark Davies of the “Dome of Home”, the beautiful church of Ss Peter, Paul and Philomena set high on a hill on the tip of the Wirral. What started out as a misty Saturday … Continue reading

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