The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

Original Sin (or Sinfulness?)

The Briary Retreat Centre Zoom Talk, Wed., 26th Jan., 7.30 – 8.30 p.m. Scripture Scholar, Joe Fitzpatrick, will give a talk entitled  “Genesis and Evolution – Original Sin or original sinfulness?”  It is based on his book: The Fall and the Ascent of Man....

Diocesan Book Club Launches

BOOK CLUB: The Diocesan Vicariate for Education is marking 2022 as a year to celebrate ‘Life Transfigured’ and have chosen four books which we hope you will enjoy reading and discussing. You may like to form a Book Club in your own parish or, for those who would...

Vatican announces motto of Jubilee Year 2025: ‘Pilgrims of Hope’

According to the President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, the Pope’s main concern is that the 2025 Jubilee Year be prepared in the best possible way. Speaking after an audience with Pope Francis on 3 January, Archbishop Rino Fisichella...

Cathedral Building Fund – An Update and An Appeal

Without the contributions of its parishioners and the people of the Diocese, our Cathedral would never have been built.  Without our contributions today it can not be maintained and preserved for future generations. Major restoration works were completed at the...

Life Transfigured – First in a Series of Talks on 18 January

Life Transfigured is our major series of talks for 2022, which brings a range of exciting artists, musicians, theologians and other speakers to the Diocese to discuss the relationship between Catholic faith and the Arts. The first talk will be on January 18, from...

A New Year’s Honour for John Battle

The Chair of the Diocesan Justice & Peace Commission, John Battle, was awarded a Knighthood in the 2022 New Year’s Honours. Sir John was born in Bradford in 1951 and was first elected to office in 1980 when he became a member of Leeds City Council. In 1987...