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The Feast of the Conversion of St Paul – final day of the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Feast of the Conversion of St Paul – final day of the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity

Perhaps in this time of shared vulnerability, of reduced in-person contact, the spiritual bonds that unite us with our fellow Christians seem more precious. There is a sense too of how fundamental to our humanity is our openness to God: we are not masters of our destiny. We know ourselves in these times to be creatures. We are being invited to live more humbly.

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Newman Society’s Mass of Thanksgiving 2020 – homily by Fr Matthew Power SJ

Newman Society’s Mass of Thanksgiving 2020 – homily by Fr Matthew Power SJ

How is it that you can, as a University Catholic Society, continue, in the coming year, to contribute to the mission of the Church, in its nurturing of the faith, in its building up of community, in its ecumenical and interfaith relations, in its championing of the right to life and the care of our common home, in manifesting the kind of openness and accountability that has, at times, been absent in Church organisations, most recently in the Church itself in relation in its response to child abuse.

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Bishop John Arnold’s homily on the occasion of the Academic Mass and Centenary of the Oxford University Catholic Chaplainy at the Old Palace

Bishop John Arnold’s homily on the occasion of the Academic Mass and Centenary of the Oxford University Catholic Chaplainy at the Old Palace

Anniversaries are important in recognising and remembering the history of a place – and the people and events associated with it. And, for The Old Palace, it has been a story of success both in witnessing to the faith and in the mission of evangelisation.

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Priority for the term – to stay open!

Priority for the term – to stay open!

We know that if we do not remain a safe environment then not only will some of you stay away, but there is a strong likelihood that we will have to close for in-person events, either at our own initiative or at the request of the University or Public Health England.

In order to keep open across the term we need everyone to:

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