Dec 19, 2015 Regno Unito: card. Murphy-O’Connor, “No al Brexit. I cattolici dovrebbero votare per l’Europa”
“Spero proprio che i cittadini del Regno Unito voteranno per rimanere nell’Unione europea e credo che la maggioranza dei cattolici lo farà”. Così il cardinale Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, già primate di Inghilterra e Galles, commenta la difficile questione del Brexit, ovvero la possibilità, ritenuta realistica, che la maggioranza dei britannici decida di votare no al referendum sulla presenza del Regno Unito in Europa che Cameron ha promesso entro il 2017.
May 23, 2015 Cardinal ashamed at sex abuse error
Former Archbishop of Westminster Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has admitted he is deeply ashamed of the way he handled sex abuse allegations concerning a Catholic Church priest in the 1980s.
May 06, 2015 Cardinal's shame over paedophile priest
'I was very wrong', says former leader of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, on allowing sex abuser to continue as priest.
Nov 01, 2013 Cardinal warns against intolerance
Laws created in the name of tolerance must not become themselves intolerant of some sections of society, one of the country’s most senior religious leaders has warned.
Aug 20, 2013 Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor: pulling strings?
For a long time now I've refrained from reporting stories about Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor and his formidable influence in Rome. All my sources say the same thing. +Cormac is at loggerheads with the Nuncio to Britain, Archbishop Mennini, and is reluctant to see any more bishops appointed in the conservative mould of Bishop Egan of Portsmouth.
Jul 08, 2008 London: Cardinal Cormac visits Opus Dei parish
Catholics must be like St Thomas More, in seeking spiritual support to stand up for their faith in the modern world, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor told parishioners in Swiss Cottage on Sunday.
Jan 17, 2008 Cardinal Cormac welcomes Polish migrants
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has expressed his hope that Polish migrants living in England and Wales will be able to feel part of the family of the Catholic Church and stressed the great value of their contribution to the Catholic faith.
Dec 13, 2007 Labour Backbenchers Rebel on Embryo Bill After Meeting with Cardinal
The UK's Observer reports that a group of Labour MP's is preparing to defy party whips and oppose the government's proposed Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill. 40 backbenchers, led by MP Jim Dobbin, will tell party whips and the Prime Minister of their objections to the bill.
Oct 29, 2007 Cardinal: My abortion act hopes
The leader of the Catholic Church in England and Wales has expressed his support for a lowering of the upper time limit on abortions.
Sept 26, 2007 Cardinal blesses new charity for prostitutes
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor of Westminster has blessed a new charity run by the Sisters of Mercy in London to help women affected by sexual trafficking and prostitution.
Jul 10, 2007 Pope asks archbishop to stay on
The Pope has asked the leader of the Catholic Church in England and Wales to stay in post beyond his 75th birthday.
May 16, 2007 Trustees at Catholic hospital delay decision on Cardinal's new Code of Ethics
The Trustees of the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth, in St John's Wood, north London have said they need more time to consider issues raised by the proposed new Code of Ethics prepared for the board at the request of the hospital's patron, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Archbishop of Westminster.
Apr 08, 2007 Cardinal bemoans 'now generation'
Modern Britain's "now generation" culture threatens to leave the poor increasingly marginalised, the Catholic Archbishop of Westminster has said.
Apr 06, 2007 ‘We Christians need more persecution’
In Westminster Cathedral a dozen or so deaf mutes are doing the Stations of the Cross. They have reached the 14th station, ‘Jesus is laid in the tomb’. A priest leads the prayers in sign language. ‘We, too, O God, will descend into the grave whenever it shall please Thee, as it shall please Thee, and wheresoever it shall please Thee.’
Mar 29, 2007 It's gay rights laws that are intolerant
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor accused Labour of "legislating for intolerance" in his most outspoken attack yet on the imposition of gay rights laws on church bodies.
Mar 20, 2007 Cardinal praises Pope’s writings
The leader of Catholics in England and Wales, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, has praised the working of Pope Benedict’s new exhortation.
Feb 21, 2007 UK Cardinal Approves Controversial Mass for Catholic Gays
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has decided to allow a special mass at his Westminster diocese every two weeks specifically for gays. The move is already proving controversial as the Catholic church teaches that homosexuality is a sin and that communion should not be offered to non-celibate gays:
Dec 09, 2006 "L’Afrique est submergée de préservatifs"
Répondant à la télévision britannique aux attaques de Tony Blair contre le Vatican sur MTV, le cardinal de Westminster, Cormac Murphy-O’Connor a dénoncé la pensée unique du préservatif, qui agirait contre l’objectif recherché.
Dec 06, 2006 Catholic viewpoint
On Sunday 03 December, Andrew Marr interviewed Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor, Head of the Roman Catholic Church in England.
Nov 01, 2006 Cardinal Cormac at Closing Mass of Oct '06
"It is not easy to be a Christian, a Catholic, a disciple of Jesus Christ, in our day," Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Archbishop of Westminster, told more than a thousand young delegates during the Closing Mass of 'Oct.06', organised by the Catholic Youth Service, at the National Indoor Area in central Birmingham on Sunday 15 October.
Jun 24, 2006 Christian-Muslim dialogue, respect crucial for peace, development
The building of mutual understanding between Christians and Muslim is crucial for world peace and human progress, said a British cardinal, who stressed that the dialogue between the two faiths requires the religious rights of minorities be respected.
May 29, 2006 Cardinal’s date at new church
A landmark building attracted a VIP guest on Friday - Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor, Cardinal-Archbishop of Westminster.
May 29, 2006 Cardinal spells out need for Christian-Muslim dialogue
"Where Christians are being denied their rights, or are subject to sharia law, that is not a matter on which Muslims in Britain should remain silent," the Archbishop of Westminster told an audience at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, last night. He added: "Where religious rights of minorities are disrespected in the name of Islam, the face of Islam is tarnished elsewhere in the world."
May 25, 2006 Cardinal dismissed his top press aide 'for being gay'
The head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales sacked a senior aide because he was gay, it was reported last night. Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor was personally involved in the dismissal of his personal press officer, according to The Mail on Sunday.
May 25, 2006 UK Muslims should stand up for Christians
British Muslims should not remain silent when Christians are being denied their rights or are made subject to sharia law, said Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor.
May 09, 2006 Cardinal congratulates Queen on her 80th birthday
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, as President of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales has exchanged warm letters with Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of her 80th birthday.
Apr 27, 2006 Cardinal consoles families of slain Sri Lankan aid workers
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, has written to the Director of Caritas Jaffna to express his condolences to the families of two humanitarian aid workers who were killed on Monday in a Claymore mine explosion in the north of Sri Lanka.
Apr 21, 2006 Cardinal pays tribute to John Paul II at Westminster Cathedral
Homily preached by the Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, at a Requiem Mass celebrated at Westminster Cathedral on the anniversary of the death of Pope John Paul II yesterday (Independent Catholic News, 4 April 2006).
Apr 05, 2006 Cardinal's sermon at United Guilds Service, 31 March 2006
How delighted I am to be with you today, both as Archbishop of Westminster and as a freeman of the City; and how grateful I am for the opportunity to preach here, in this marvellous place. By Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor.
Mar 26, 2006 Catholic hospital must tighten ethics
The leader of England's Roman Catholics called on Monday for tighter ethical controls in a fashionable Catholic hospital embroiled in a complex morality debate.
Mar 24, 2006 Catholic hospital must tighten ethics
The leader of England's Roman Catholics called on Monday for tighter ethical controls in a fashionable Catholic hospital embroiled in a complex morality debate.
Mar 19, 2006 UK Cardinal praises monastic life
In today's Europe where the family is fragile, monasteries teach the "art of belonging to each other", the Archbishop of Westminster told monks gathered at Downside Abbey church yesterday.
Feb 12, 2006 Letter from the Cardinal
Letter to the Tamil Chaplain Fr Eugene regarding his visit to Sri Lanka. Source: TamilCanadian - February 2, 2006 and Director for Public Affairs of the Archbishop of Westminster.
Feb 12, 2006 Cardinal's warning on women bishops
The Church of England will stage a crucial debate on women bishops today after hearing warnings from Roman Catholic leaders that the move would cause irreparable damage to their relations.
Feb 10, 2006 Women bishops obstacle to Catholic-Anglican unity, English cardinal warns
The prospect of ordaining women as bishops in the Church of England means that the quest for unity is at a plateau, said a British cardinal at a press conference Feb. 6, the same day as the first session of the Church of England's general synod, at which Anglican leaders were scheduled to debate the ordination of women as bishops.
Feb 09, 2006 Las escuelas católicas se enfrentan a graves pruebas
Una vez más el papel de la religión en la educación se enfrenta a desafíos en Inglaterra. Un estudio publicado por el Sutton Trust, una organización que financia oportunidades educativas para estudiantes en necesidad, pidió que se prohibieran las escuelas religiosas por usar las creencias religiosas como un criterio de selección de sus alumnos, informaba el 23 de enero el periódico Times.
Jan 21, 2006 Cardinal visits tsunami survivors
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor went to Sri Lanka to meet tsunami survivors and find out what CAFOD and its partners are doing to help
Jan 07, 2006 Archbishop viewing tsunami relief
The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales is in Sri Lanka to mark the first anniversary of the 26 December tsunami.
Jan 07, 2006 Outbreak of faith
Wherever disaster has struck this year, compassion has quickly followed. By Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor
Dec 26, 2005 Cardinal issues midnight SOS for Bethlehem
The Archbishop of Westminster has pleaded in his Christmas homily for the town of Bethlehem, saying he deplores the exodus of Christians from Bethlehem and the current condition of the town of Christ’s birth.
Dec 20, 2005 Remember Bethlehem
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor has urged Christians to visit Bethlehem, despite the continuing difficulties in the region.
Oct 15, 2005 Cardinal praises 'cosmopolitan' Confessor
Edward the Confessor would not have been surprised by the “spiritual humanism” proposed recently by the Archbishops of Westminster and Canterbury, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor told a gathering at Westminster Abbey last Friday evening.
Oct 07, 2005 Fears over Christians attending faith schools
Two senior Church leaders have risked reigniting the controversy over faith schools by voicing their reservations about Christian children going to Muslim faith schools.
Sept 28, 2005 Cardinal affirms British Muslims and a plural society
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, has said that Christians should sympathise with oppressed Muslims in the face of extremist distortions of Islam. And he has called for reciprocal concern from British Muslims about the mistreatment of minorities in Muslim societies.
Aug 16, 2005 Welcomes Inquiry into Shooting of Brazilian
The Archbishop of Westminster has welcomed the promise of an inquiry into the shooting of Jean-Charles de Menezes, a Brazilian wrongly suspected of being a suicide bomber, at Stockwell Station on 22 July.
Jul 23, 2005 The Challenges and the Opportunities of the Modern World
If you ask me what I think about the new Pope, I confess that I feel very content, very at peace. It’s strange, but when someone is elected Pope, there is a sense of completeness about what the cardinals have done, and what the Church has fulfilled under the action of the Holy Spirit. By Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Archbishop of Westminister
Jul 15, 2005 Il cardinale Murpy-O’Connor deplora la “falsa religione” dei terroristi
Il cardinal Murphy-O’Connor, Arcivescovo di Westminster, ha parlato l’8 luglio 2005 della necessità di rimanere saldi nella pace, per combattere il terrorismo, ed ha messo in guardia contro il pericolo di reagire con rabbia e di dare la colpa ad interi settori di popolazione.
Jun 30, 2005 Cardinal to join poverty demonstration
The head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales has called for a new investment plan for Africa, similar to the US Marshall Plan that helped regenerate Europe after the Second World War.
Apr 24, 2005 Pope stance may alter
The leader of the Catholic Church in England and Wales has said the new Pope may temper some of his views in public. The Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, said: "The Pope now has a platform and a place he didn't have before.
Apr 19, 2005 More tea, Cardinal?
What happens when you've lost your religion, and the most senior figure in Britain's Roman Catholic Church invites you round for a chat? In a rare and candid conversation, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor defends the faith to one of the unfaithful. By John Walsh.
Apr 14, 2005 Mourning the pope
Finally, the cardinal added one further insight into his conclave preparations. He said he's planning on bringing several books into the Casa Santa Marta, including a couple of a pious nature, and then maybe some Bronte or Jane Austen.
Apr 08, 2005 UK cardinal may hold key to papal election
Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, the cardinal who leads the Roman Catholic church in England and Wales, was emerging last night as a potential kingmaker in the Vatican conclave which will choose the next pope.
Apr 01, 2005 Abortion copies the National Socialists
Abortion leads to Nation Socialist-style birth control and lets the strong decide the fate of the weak, Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor has warned.
Apr 01, 2005 If God died for all of us, it is not ours to decide who is fit to live
What difference does Easter make? It is a question which, not least for professional reasons, I must ask myself each year. It helps to put the question like this: What difference would it make if Jesus had not risen? Without the Resurrection, St Paul said, "Our preaching would be in vain". By Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor.
Mar 21, 2005 Abortion is a Key Issue
“I am very pleased that abortion has been brought out on to the public agenda and that there is going to be a debate about it, both in the lead-up to and after the next election. It is a key issue. The position is that we are totally opposed to abortion.”
Feb 05, 2005 Address to the National Continuity Conference: “The Keys to the Future”
The following is the text of the address by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor to the National Continuity Conference as recorded by an Australian observer and reported in the British monthly magazine „Christian Order“ of May 2004. As the observer writes: „If there is a local award for stand-up comedy, this speech, delivered with a - fake? - Irish brogue, will surely help His Eminence qualify. Beyond parody, I report it word for word.” Westminster Cathedral Hall, 20th September 2003.
Oct 21, 2004 The Pope is the First Among Equals
In an address to the extraordinary (sixth) Consistory of cardinals in Rome, Cardinal Murphy- O’Connor, 68, observed that the Pope — who presided over the meeting — was the first among equals. He recalled that the early Church at the time of the Twelve Apostles had not been dominated by one man — St Peter, the predecessor of all Popes — but had been collegiate.
Sept 18, 2004 Cardinal Preaching at Queen’s Sunday Morning Service
The British Queen has made an unprecedented gesture of goodwill towards the Roman Catholic Church of England and Wales by inviting its leader to stay at Sandringham and to preach to the Royal Family.
Sept 18, 2004 Christianity "Nearly Vanquished" in Britain
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor made front-page news in September 6 2001 when he told priests that Christianity was "nearly vanquished" in Britain. The Christian backdrop to social, economic and political decisions had disappeared, he said.
Sept 16, 2004 Warning Against War with Iraq
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor warned in a newspaper article that a war against Iraq would have grave consequences, possibly setting the Arab world against the West.
Sept 15, 2004 About the Synod of Bishops
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Archbishop of Westminster, said it was clear to him that it was 'time for serious re-examination about the manner in which the synod operates'.
Sept 12, 2004 On the Power of the Media
"The media are very powerful and very important. In a way too important. Suppose for example they switched over and proclaimed that Britain should join the euro zone. People would be swayed."