Category Archives: Catholic History

Visit of the Fatima Pilgrim Statue to Westminster Cathedral on 18 February 2017, and UK tour following

Article by Donal Anthony Foley, Secretary, World Apostolate of Fatima, England and Wales One hundred years ago, from May to October 1917, Our Lady appeared to three young shepherd children, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, and Lucia dos Santos, at Fatima … Continue reading

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Dean John Incent or Innocent GPF – a talk by David Pearce

Dean John Incent was friend of Henry VIII and Cardinal Wolsey and many other leading figures of the early 16th century.   In this entertaining talk, given during our recent day conference at Downside Abbey, David Pearce explores what is … Continue reading

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Catholic Emancipation – talks by Dr Simon Johnson & Fr Brian Doolan

These talks on Catholic Emancipation in England were given at our Day Conference at Downside Abbey in 2010.  We reproduce them now as useful background to the talks on the Gordon Riots given by our speakers at Downside this year … Continue reading

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The Gordon Riots – talks by Michael Winterbottom and Dr Steve Poole

At our recent Day Conference at Downside Abbey we were given two extremely interesting talks  on the Gordon Riots which took place as a result of the controversy surrounding the introduction of the First Catholic Relief Act towards the end … Continue reading

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The Christian History of Wells – Catholicism & Recusancy – talks by Dr Tim Hopkinson-Ball & Mrs Gill Hogarh

These two talks were given during the visit of our members to the Catholic Church of Sts Joseph & Teresa in Wells, in April 2012.  We are grateful to our speakers for allowing them to be reproduced on this website. … Continue reading

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