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Documents and Publications

Here you will find the official documents and publications of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.

On the Way to Life - 2005

Fr. James Hanvey, SJ, from the Heythrop Institute for Religion, Ethics and Public Life wrote this study subtitled 'Contemporary Culture and Theological Development as a Framework for Catholic Education, Catechesis and Formation. 2005. 

Cherishing Life - 2004

The Bishops' 2004 document gives a Catholic perspective on some fundamental moral issues relating to the moral and spiritual well-being of the human person in society.

Cherishing Life - Study Guide - 2004

A study guide for the Bishops' 2004 document Cherishing Life on the moral and spiritual well-being of the human person in society.

Place of Redemption - 2004

A Christian approach to Punishment and Prison. 2004

The Dispossessed - 2004

A brief guide to the Catholic Church’s concern for refugees and migrants. 2004

The European Common Good - 2004

A 2004 statement on the Enlargement of the European Union.

Evangelisation in England and Wales - 2002

A 2002 report by the Bishops considering the principles of mission and evangelisation at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

Interfaith Dialogue - 2002

This 2002 booklet puts together key texts of the Church’s magisterium on interfaith dialogue.

Pastoral Care of Vocations - 2002

A 2002 document on the pastoral provision for initial and on-going priestly formation.

Teachers of Faith - 2002

A series of speeches and lectures on the Catholic faith from the Bishops of England and Wales.

The Search for Christian Unity - 2002

The Directory for the Application of Principles and Norms on Ecumenism. 2002

The Search for Christian Unity (Welsh) - 2002

Welsh language version of the Directory for the Application of Principles and Norms on Ecumenism. 2001 

Vote for the Common Good - 2001

A teaching document focusing on the common good providing principles and goals for life in society. 2001 General Election.

Vote for Common Good (Welsh) - 2001

Welsh language version of the teaching document focusing on the common good providing principles and goals for life in society. 2001 General Election.

A Spirituality of Work - 2001

A booklet contributing to the awakening of the Catholic Church to the God-given blessing of the gift of work. 2001   

Any Room at the Inn - 2001

Reflections on Asylum Seekers by Bishop Patrick O'Donoghue, Bishop Emeritus of Lancaster - 2001

Racial Justice, Refugees and the Election - 2001

Questions regarding marginalised people that Catholics were encouraged to consider and raise with candidates ahead of the 2001 General Election.

Holy Land 2000 - Discussion document

This document from 2000 explains why the Bishops urged the Catholic community to support the Christians of the Holy Land.

Holy Land 2000 - History

Published by the Department of International Affairs in 2000, this document gives a brief history of the Holy Land.   

Holy Land 2000 - Pilgrim notes

This booklet from 2000 contains notes on pilgrimages to the Holy Land and the Christian communities of the region.