Category Archives: Year of Faith

Bishop of Shrewsbury’s Pastoral Letter Marking End of Year of Faith

November 22, 2013 (  As the Year of Faith draws to a close, an English bishop has encouraged his flock not to be discouraged by the antagonism they face when bearing witness to Christ in society. Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury … Continue reading

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The Holy See: Message for World Mission Day from the Holy Father

Pope Francis: Gospel a message of hope, mercy (Vatican Radio) The Holy See on Tuesday published the 2013 Message for World Mission Day from Pope Francis. In his Message, the Holy Father says “The work of evangelization often finds obstacles, … Continue reading

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The Usus Antiquior and the New Evangelisation

At this year’s Sacra Liturgia Conference in Rome, Professor Tracey Rowlands spoke about the Traditional Latin Mass and the New Evangelisation. Here are some highlights of her talk: “I want to argue that the usus antiquior is an antidote to the … Continue reading


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Need for authentic liturgical renewal

As the conference Sacra Liturgia 2013 opened in Rome this week, Bishop  Dominique Rey of Fréjus-Toulon, France, emphasised that the reform of the liturgy after the Second Vatican Council “must not be dismissed as a marginal concern.” The Bishop pointed out … Continue reading

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Year of Faith: A Charter of Rights of the Family

(Vatican Radio/VIS) A ‘Charter of Rights of the Family’ and a pilgrimage of families from all four corners of the globe to the tomb of St Peter to mark the Year of Faith and ‘restore the intrinsic value of the … Continue reading

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Bishop Mark Davies’ Advent pastoral letter on the New Evangelisation

The following address was read in churches and chapels of the Diocese of Shrewsbury on the first Sunday of Advent, 2nd December 2o12: My dear brothers and sisters, The Christmas celebration reminds us that Christianity lies at the foundation of … Continue reading

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Vatican City, 19 October 2012 (VIS) – The eleventh edition of the International Festival of Sacred Music and Art – which takes place during the autumn in Rome’s patriarchal basilicas and in the Vatican – is to be dedicated to … Continue reading

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