Here you will find the official documents and publications of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.
Forming adults in the Catholic Faith.
A statement on Religious Education after a long period of discussion, public consultation, and the symposium on classroom RE which was held in January 2000.
A 1999 statement on poverty elimination and debt remission by the Catholic Bishops' Conferences of England and Wales and Scotland.
A biblical reflection from June 1999 on the plight of refugees at the turn of the millennium.
The Sacrament of Confession for the new millennium.
Guidelines for a review of Catholic organisations and institutions in the light of the Macpherson Report - 1999.
A report on clergy appraisal to meet the needs of priests and deacons.
Reflections of the Bishops from 1998 on the Jubilee of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly, 10 December 1948.
A teaching document from 1998 on the Eucharist in the life of the Church, and the establishment of general norms on sacramental sharing.
Valuing Difference is a pastoral document which invites us to reflect on our present situation and to take action where that is needed. It provides practical advice for promoting access and inclusion in all our church activities.
This 1996 document focuses on Catholic Social Teaching.
A report addressing the need to establish patterns of working and collaborating in the Church. 1995
The Church’s policy concerning marriages between Catholics and those of other faiths or none was spelled out by Pope Paul VI in a motu proprio “Matrimonia Mixta” in 1970. The Bishops of England and Wales produced a directory on this first published in 1970. It was revised in 1977 and again in 1990.