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Shrewsbury Vicar General appointed as Bishop of Portsmouth

By MARK GREAVES on Wednesday, 11 July 2012, from the Catholic Herald online: Mgr Philip Egan, vicar general of the Diocese of Shrewsbury, has been appointed as Bishop of Portsmouth. Bishop-elect Egan, a philosopher and theologian, will replace Bishop Crispian Hollis, who … Continue reading

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St John Vianney: Full text of homily of Bishop Davies in Shrewsbury Cathedral

Today we welcome the relic of a saint to Shrewsbury. All those who know something of the story of this historic town will appreciate the echoes of history in that statement. It was to this town of Shrewsbury eight centuries … Continue reading

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Photos from the visit of St John Vianney’s heart to Liverpool Cathedral

Here are some photos of the visit of St John Vianney’s heart to the Metropolitan Cathedral in Liverpool, as well as the Mass celebrated, amongst others, by Archbishop Kelly of Liverpool, Bishop Davies of Shrewsbury and Bishop Bagnard of Ars.

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St John Vianney: Bishop Mark Davies’s homily in Wythenshawe

I am sure all of us here have known priests throughout our lives who have been for us an example, an inspiration, an encouragement. Tonight we remember such a priest, a parish priest who belongs to us all in the … Continue reading

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The visit of St John Vianney’s relic: a blessing for us all

Fr Christopher Matthews is sub dean of the Cathedral Church of Our Lady Help of Christians and St Peter of Alcantara, Shrewsbury, and Master of Liturgical Ceremonies of Shrewsbury diocese. Here he explains how you can take part in the the … 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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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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Papal blessing at New Brighton shrine church

Pope Benedict XVI is offering a Papal Blessing with an attached Plenary Indulgence for all the faithful who attend the grand opening of the Shrine Church of Ss Peter and Paul and St Philomena, New Brighton, Wirral, on March 24 … Continue reading

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Bishop Mark Davies: On Life Everlasting

A Pastoral Letter On Life Everlasting to be read in all churches and chapels of Shrewsbury Diocese on the First Sunday of Lent, 26th February 2012. My dear brothers and sisters, As Lent begins we are reminded of something often … Continue reading

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Bishop Mark Davies: God, not Parliament, is the author of marriage

Homily given by Bishop Davies at the Diocesan Celebration of Marriage at  Saint Wilfred’s Church in Northwich, Cheshire on 11th February 2012 Today we have come together as a Diocese to celebrate marriage with many couples who have travelled here to … Continue reading

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