Category Archives: English Catholic History

Talk by Prof. Eamon Duffy on Cardinal Pole

Our readers might like to listen to this excellent address by Professor Eamon Duffy on Cardinal Reginald Pole given to the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham during a recent pilgrimage to Canterbury: Cardinal Reginald Pole: A Counter-Reformation Prince … Continue reading

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Saint John Henry Newman – Doctor of the Church? by Fr Marcus Holden

“The spiritual guide, the apologist, the modern visionary, the antidote to liberalism, the defender of conscience, the man who never sinned against the light – these are the reasons why Newman should be considered a Doctor of the Church.”  Blessed … Continue reading

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New plaque to commemorate martyrdom of Robert Aske – Clifford’s Tower, York – 30 November 2018

York Civic Trust and the Knights of St Columba announce the dedication of a plaque to Robert Aske, leader of the Pilgrimage of Grace, martyred for his Catholic faith in 1537. The plaque on Clifford’s Tower, York, will be unveiled … Continue reading

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Know Popery – Annual Lecture on Catholic Culture and History – Lewes, 8 November 2018

The Annual Lecture on Catholic Culture and History  organised in Lewes, Sussex, will take place on 8 November.  The subject is ‘Know Popery’ and the lecturer will be Michael Maslinski, 10-times great nephew of Father John Gerard.   

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ECHA Annual General Meeting and Day Conference – Saturday 20 October, Westminster

Click here for all the information you need on our upcoming Annual General Meeting and Day Conference on the subject of Bishop Challoner to be held at Westminster Cathedral (Hinsley Room) on Saturday 20th October

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A History of Reading Abbey by John and Lindsay Mullaney

Reading Abbey, a Cluniac monastery, was founded in 1121 by Henry I, the son of William the Conqueror, in remembrance of his own son William, who had died tragically at sea. Little remains now of what was once the largest and … Continue reading

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Bishop Youens of Northampton by Mrs Margaret Orborne

Bishop Laurence Walter Youens was a convert to the Catholic faith from Anglicanism, and was ordained priest in 1901 in High Wycombe, the first Catholic priest ordained there since the Reformation. After a period of missionary work in North Africa, … Continue reading

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