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Lourdes Catechesis: the Joy of Conversion
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Cardinal Vincent led the catechesis on the first day of the Lourdes pilgrimage on the Joy of Conversion.  He began by talking about the three stories of Lourdes: the story of Bernadette and what happened in 1858; the story of living and sharing …

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Cardinal Gives Pause for Thought on Radio 2
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BBC Radio 2 Pause for thought 17 July 2014. On Sunday I’m off to the south of France! Not on holiday – that comes later – but to Lourdes, the pilgrim shrine in the Pyrenees. We go at the invitation of Mary, the mother of Jesus, who appear…

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Cardinal Vincent Joins Other Faith Leaders in Voicing Concern over Assisted Dying Bill
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In a letter sent to the Members of the House of Lords today, Cardinal Vincent Nichols has joined the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregation of the Commonwealth and the Secretary General of the Muslim Council of…

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Cardinal Appointed Chancellor of St Mary’s University
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Cardinal Vincent has been appointed the first Chancellor of St Mary’s University, Twickenham in London. His appointment will take effect from 1st September 2014. St Mary’s Board of Governors was informed of the Cardinal’s agreement to bec…

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Cardinal Vincent Nichols Celebrates Mass on 400th Anniversary of Heythrop College
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His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols celebrated Mass on the 400 In his homily, Cardinal Vincent recalled the origins of the College as ‘a simple novitiate established in Louvain in 1607’ and traced its history through successive changes to i…

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Cardinal speaks of ‘priceless treasure of family life’ in Pastoral Letter
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In the pastoral letter Cardinal Vincent spoke about the Sacrament of Marriage being the work of the Holy Spirit:  "Today I invite you to see Pentecost as a feast of the family. In the eyes of faith, marriage and family life are essentially the…

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Cardinal Vincent appointed to Vatican offices
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On 22 May, Cardinal Vincent was appointed to the Congregation for Clergy, the Congregation for Bishops, the Congregation for Oriental Churches and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. This means he is now a member of four bodies o…

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Praying for Christians of the Holy Land
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When it was announced in January that the Archbishop Vincent Nichols was to be elevated to the College of Cardinals, the faithful of the three dioceses with which he had been most closely connected made a collection to honour the event.  The Card…

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‘Santa Marta Commitment’ agreed to combat Human Trafficking
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On Thursday 10 April the ‘Combating Human Trafficking’ conference, attended by police chiefs and law enforcement officials from around the world made a declaration of commitment in the fight to bring an end to human trafficking. The Santa Marta Co…

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