Cormac Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor Cormac Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor
Function:
Former Archbishop of Westminster, England, Great Britain
Title:
Cardinal Priest of Santa Maria sopra Minerva
Birthdate:
Aug 24, 1932
Country:
England
Elevated:
Feb 21, 2001
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English May 05, 2016
Britain should stay in the EU, says Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor
The cardinal said Britain could make 'a vital contribution' to the renewal of the EU.
Italian 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.
English Jun 01, 2015
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor memoirs 'censored' by church
Associates allege Catholic authorities pressured cardinal to cut sections on jailed clergyman Michael Hill.
English 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.
English May 17, 2015
Book review: The cardinal who duetted with the Queen Mum
In Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor's memoir we hear the authentic sound of faith.
English 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.
English Nov 24, 2014
UK cardinal led lobbying group which won Papacy for Francis
Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor played a role in the election of Pope Francis, a new biography claims.
English 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.
English Oct 09, 2013
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor's Travelling Life
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, the former head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, on climbing in Peru, spiritual destinations, and what to do in Rome.
English 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.
Spanish Feb 23, 2013
Cardenal O'Connor: "El próximo Papa debería ser un hombre fuerte para gobernar la Iglesia
"La curia tiene que ser un lugar donde haya una genuina fraternidad y colegialidad"
English Jun 23, 2012
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor: religious intolerance will wipe out Christianity
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, the UK's most senior Roman Catholic, has said secularism seeks to wipe out Christianity as religious intolerance increases.
Italian Mar 13, 2011
Il cardinale O'Connor sulla visita in India di 25 anni fa di Giovanni Paolo II
Italian Feb 20, 2011
Irlanda. Il cardinale O'Connor sugli abusi: "Il passato non sarà mai dimenticato"
English Dec 13, 2009
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor turns down peerage following Catholic row
A rift among Catholic bishops has thwarted moves to elevate Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor to the House of Lords, The Sunday Telegraph has learnt.
German Dec 13, 2009
Englischer Kardinal Murphy-O'Connor wird nicht Lord
English Nov 22, 2009
Cardinal Cormac: It is ridiculous to say I didn't vote for the Pope
Italian Mar 11, 2009
INGHILTERRA: SPOPOLA IN INTERNET L’ULTIMA CATECHESI DEL CARD. MURPHY-O’CONNOR
Spanish Mar 11, 2009
El cardenal Murphy-O'Connor exhorta a no ceder al falso pesimismo
Comenta la situación de la Iglesia católica en Gran Bretaña
German Mar 09, 2009
Kardinal O‘Connor untersagt Erzbischof Burke die Zelebration des außerordentlichen Ritus
English Mar 04, 2009
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor set to be first Roman Catholic bishop in Lords since 16th century
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor is on course to become the first Roman Catholic bishop to sit in the House of Lords since the Reformation, The Times has learnt.
English Mar 02, 2009
'Many believe Christianity is out of step with society
Many people see Christianity as out of step with today's society, according to Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, the head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
German Mar 02, 2009
Ein Kardinal wird Lord
Erstmals römisch-katholischer Bischof im britischen Oberhaus
German Feb 26, 2009
Kardinal Murphy-O'Connor: Ökumenische Sorge um Anglikaner
German Feb 08, 2009
Britischer Kardinal sichert Juden katholische Freundschaft zu
Italian Jan 30, 2009
Ecumenismo: intervento del cardinale O'Connor al prossimo Sinodo della Chiesa d'Inghilterra
English Dec 26, 2008
Cardinal Cormac's Midnight Mass homily
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor gave the following homily at Westminster Cathedral last night.
English Dec 16, 2008
British Church ‘Bears Brunt’ of Liberal Hostility
Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor claims tensions are emerging between an aggressively secular state and religious believer
English Dec 16, 2008
Pope and Cardinal Discuss Westminster Succession
The Cardinal might press the Pope to draw up a timetable so that the next Archbishop of Westminster can be installed at Easter.
English Dec 12, 2008
Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor: Britain is 'unfriendly' for religious people
Britain has become an "unfriendly" place for religious people to live, according to the head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
English Dec 05, 2008
English cardinal suggests religious artwork belongs in church
English Dec 03, 2008
Pope asked to pick from four names as Archbishop of Westminster steps down
The Pope is to be asked to consider four top English bishops as successor to the Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor.
English Oct 07, 2008
Cardinal caught up in Catholic row as celebrity hospital omits clause banning abortion
The head of the Roman Catholic church in England was yesterday accused of betraying the religious character of a hospital by allowing its rules on abortion to be watered down.
English Jul 29, 2008
Cardinal to Lambeth Conference: "I'm Not Gloomy"
Considers Progress of Ecumenical Relations.
English Jul 27, 2008
Anglican tensions not welcomed by Catholics, Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor says at Lambeth
The Catholic Church takes no pleasure in the tensions within the Anglican Church, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor said in a Friday address to Anglican bishops at the Lambeth Conference in Canterbury.
English 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.
English Jun 10, 2008
Britain's Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor Will Defy Law Forcing Homosexual Adoption
The Westminster Catholic Children's Society, founded in 1764 and whose current president is Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, will continue its policy of placing children only with married heterosexuals and single people, in defiance of the British government's homosexual equality laws.
German Jun 06, 2008
Wer ist der Mensch? Kardinal Murphy-O'Connor regt breite bioethische Debatte an
Schaffung einer nationalen Bioethik-Kommission und Senkung der Abtreibungszahlen, zentrale Anliegen.
English May 23, 2008
Let's At Least Make Abortion Rarer
"Still Much to Do" After Series of Failures in Parliament.
English May 22, 2008
Widespread disappointment at vote on abortion, says Cardinal
MPs are out of touch with public on abortion say Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor and Christian groups.
English May 09, 2008
Cardinal says Britain must not be a 'God-free zone'
British public life cannot be a "God-free zone", the head of the Catholic church in England and Wales warned last night.
English Apr 02, 2008
Cardinal attacks 'aggressive' secularism gaining ground in UK
The leader of Britain's Catholics claimed yesterday that "Judaeo-Christian values" were the only thing binding British society together, on the eve of a lecture series on the place of faith in British public life.
Italian Feb 23, 2008
Appello di un Cardinale inglese contro il disegno di legge sugli embrioni
L'Arcivescovo di Westminster esorta i cattolici a scrivere ai membri del Parlamento.
English Feb 22, 2008
Cardinal dismisses entire board of London Catholic hospital
After two years of conflict with the administration of a Catholic hospital in London, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has dismissed the entire board of directors of the institution.
English Jan 31, 2008
Cardinal Cormac celebrates Mass in Harare - exclusive ICN report
Dave Clarke
English 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.
English Jan 10, 2008
Cardinal Murphy O'Connor Versus the Poles
Cardinal Murphy O'Connor Versus the Poles.
English Jan 02, 2008
UK Catholic leader claims Poles could split Church
The leader of the country's Roman Catholics has
sparked a row by accusing immigrants of creating a
separate church in Britain.
English 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.
English Nov 19, 2007
Archbishop condemns move to grant lesbians easier parenting rights
Britain’s leading Roman Catholic churchman gives warning today that the role of a father in a child’s life will be undermined by legislation to make it easier for lesbian couples to become parents to test-tube babies.
English 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.
English 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.
Italian Sept 26, 2007
Per i 75 anni dell'arcivescovo di Westminster un iPod in regalo.
In occasione del suo 75.mo compleanno di vita, il cardinale Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Arcivescovo di Westminster, si è visto regalare un iPod nano con numerosi brani di musica sacra realizzati dal duo.
English Aug 02, 2007
Catholic Scouts offer church example, service, hope, says cardinal at centenary Mass
The church is in need of the service and example of and the hope for the future provided by Catholic Scouts, said a British cardinal at the 100th anniversary celebration of the worldwide youth organization.
English Jul 16, 2007
Cardinal welcomes Cumberlege review on Catholic Church child protection
Ahead of the release expected later today, of the Cumberlege Commission's review: 'Safeguarding With Confidence' - the Catholic Communications Network has issued the following statement:
English Jul 10, 2007
Cardinal calls on Muslims to fight for freedom
Britain's most senior Roman Catholic leader has called on Muslims to join forces with the Church to fight for "genuine religious freedom".
English Jul 10, 2007
Search is under way for the next man to lead England’s Catholics
The Pope has begun taking soundings in England and Wales for a successor to the Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, who is expected to retire in 2009, The Times has learnt.
English 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.
English 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.
English Apr 17, 2007
UK Cardinal Insists Catholic Hospital Halt Abortion Referrals, Contraception and IVF
Cormac Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor, the senior prelate of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, has instructed a Catholic hospital to cease in vitro fertilisation treatments, contraception distribution and abortion referrals.
English 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.
English 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.’
English 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.
English Mar 21, 2007
Gay adoption regs passage ‘abuse of parliamentary democracy’
The British government’s passage of regulations making it illegal for publicly funded adoption agencies to deny services to gay couples was “an abuse of parliamentary democracy,” said a Catholic cardinal.
English 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.
English 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:
English Jan 06, 2007
Cardinal Urges Return to Traditional Catholic Practices
Catholics in England & Wales need to return to the Church’s traditional spiritual practices, according to the Archbishop of Westminster.
French 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.
English 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.
English Nov 09, 2006
Cardinal speaks on importance of remembering those who have died
Remembering the dead is of fundamental importance if the living are to find lasting peace and come to terms with their own deaths, said Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor.
English 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.
English Nov 01, 2006
Remembering dead key to living finding peace
Remembering the dead is of fundamental importance if the living are to find lasting peace and come to terms with their own deaths, said a British cardinal.
English Oct 31, 2006
50 Years of Priesthood
Text of Cardinal's Homily at Golden Jubilee Mass
English Oct 21, 2006
Gerard O’Connell interviews Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Archbishop of Westminster
Rome, 9 October 2006
English Sept 21, 2006
"A Radical Rejection of Any Religious Motivation for Violence"
English Jul 31, 2006
Cardinal Cormac ask diocese to pray for peace in Middle East
Following a message issued by the Holy Father at the Angelus yesterday Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor sent the following message to priests and parishes in the Diocese of Westminster.
English Jul 31, 2006
Cardinal mourns death of Patrick Victory: 'a good and faithful servant'
The Archbishop of Westminster has paid tribute to Patrick Victory, for many years adviser to Cardinal Basil Hume, who died on Monday morning.
English Jul 12, 2006
Cardinal leads anniversary celebrations at west London church
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has celebrated a special Mass to mark the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Catholic church of St Peter and St Paul, Northfields, west London.
English 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.
German Jun 24, 2006
Kardinal Murphy-O'Connor fordert Revision des Abtreibungsgesetzes und Schaffung einer nationalen Bioethikkommission
Begegnung des Erzbischofs von Westminster mit Gesundheitsministerin Patricia Hewitt
English Jun 24, 2006
Cardinal urges abortion rethink
The head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales has reopened the abortion debate by urging the government to change the law.
Italian Jun 15, 2006
La Chiesa di Inghilterra vuole aprire alle donne Vescovo, scontento dell’Arcivescovo di Westminster
Si profila una battuta d’arresto nel processo di unità cattolico-anglicano, secondo il Cardinale Murphy-O’Connor
English 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.
English 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."
English 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.
English 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.
English 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.
English May 06, 2006
'More prisons are not the answer to crime'
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has said he totally disagrees with the view that the only way to deal with crime is more prisons and longer sentences.
English 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.
English Apr 21, 2006
Cardinal deplores ‘extreme and shameful poverty’ in Britain
Even after record spending on welfare, contemporary Britain still has ‘extreme and shameful poverty’, the Archbishop of Westminster, has told a Cambridge conference.
English 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).
English 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.
English Mar 30, 2006
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor on Vatican Radio
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor discussed traditionalists, Islam, collegiality, migrant workers in London during an interview with Vatican Radio yesterday.
Spanish Mar 29, 2006
La respuesta cristiana ante el «islam agresivo», según el cardenal Murphy-O'Connor
La única respuesta del cardenal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor a lo que llama «islam agresivo» es una «cristiandad verdaderamente profunda». El arzobispo de Westminster, de 73 años, hace esta y otras observaciones en una entrevista concedida a «Radio Vaticano».
English 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.
English 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.
English 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.
English Mar 17, 2006
Cardinal congratulates Downside for teaching the 'art of belonging'
In today’s Europe of ‘believing without belonging’, 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 today.
English 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.
English 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.
English 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.
Spanish 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.
English 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
English 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.
English Jan 07, 2006
Outbreak of faith
Wherever disaster has struck this year, compassion has quickly followed. By Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor
English Jan 07, 2006
Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor visits tsunami zones
The cardinal’s trip marks the anniversary of the seaquake. He is meeting victims and leaders of other religions and is praying for the tough peace process.
English Dec 31, 2005
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.
English Dec 26, 2005
Cardinal marks tsunami anniversary
The leader of the Catholic church in England and Wales is flying to Sri Lanka to mark the tsunami anniversary.
English 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.
English Dec 20, 2005
Remember Bethlehem
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor has urged Christians to visit Bethlehem, despite the continuing difficulties in the region.
Italian Dec 04, 2005
Non confondere la vera con la falsa religione
L’Arcivescovo di Westminster ha chiesto una nuova base di coesistenza nella società britannica fondata su autentici valori religiosi.
Spanish Dec 04, 2005
Primado inglés dice que Iglesia no excluye a homosexuales maduros
El cardenal primado de Inglaterra y Escocia, Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, negó hoy que el nuevo documento vaticano sobre la homosexualidad descarte a los varones con esa tendencia como candidatos al sacerdocio.
English 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.
English 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.
English Sept 28, 2005
Cardinal calls for religions to speak in defence of each other's freedoms
Address by the Archbishop of Westminster, H.E. Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, at the interfaith gathering hosted by the Community of Sant’Egidio at Lyon, 11-13 September: “Le courage d’un humanisme de paix”.
Spanish Sept 28, 2005
Cardenal pide a gobierno británico velar por cristianos en Irak
English 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.
English 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.
Spanish Aug 06, 2005
Arzobispo católico inglés asiste a misa por brasileño muerto
El principal jerarca católico de Inglaterra y Gales interrumpirá una peregrinación al exterior para asistir a la misa de difuntos en Londres por un brasileño a quien la policía mató al confundirlo con un terrorista.
English 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
English Jul 15, 2005
British cardinal condemns 'false' religion professed by terrorists
A British cardinal has condemned the "false" religion of terrorists who murdered about 50 civilians in a series of bomb attacks July 7 in London.
Italian 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.
English Jul 09, 2005
Ecclesia Caritatis: Reasons for Living and Hoping.
Speech by the Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, at the 'Reasons for Living and Hoping: Gaudium et Spes 40 years on' conference, Worth Abbey, 4-7 July 2005
English 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.
English Jun 11, 2005
All of Europe will fall into anguish if we forget God
Europe is filled with angst and the Roman Catholic Church is in crisis, the Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, said last night.
English Jun 11, 2005
'The Church in Europe': 25 May 2005
'Faith in Europe?' The Cardinal's Lectures: A series of six public lectures on 'Faith in Europe?' at Westminster Cathedral, Spring 2005.
English Apr 26, 2005
The new Pope will be different from the old Cardinal Ratzinger
It is not an everyday experience to gather in the Sistine Chapel with 114 other cardinals from throughout the world to choose, in the sight of God, the successor of St Peter.
English 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.
English 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.
English 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.
English 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.
English Apr 06, 2005
Cardinal Spells out his Position on the General Elections in Great Britain
Press release from Catholic Communications Service issued on 15 March 2005.
English Apr 03, 2005
Cardinal Spells out his Position
Press release from Catholic Communications Service issued on 15 March 2005.
English 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.
English 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.
English 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.”
German Feb 10, 2005
Was Kardinal Murphy-O'Connor den Katholiken in der Fastenzeit rät
Der Erzbischof von Westminster, ruft die Katholiken dazu auf, in der Fastenzeit nicht nur Irgendetwas aufzugeben, sondern etwas Zusätzliches zu tun – und zwar so, als hänge davon ihr Heil ab.
English 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.
English Dec 13, 2004
Nativity Scene with Posh and Becks is tasteless
The head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales has condemned as "tasteless" a nativity scene with David and Victoria Beckham as Joseph and Mary.
English 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.
English 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.
English 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.
English Sept 18, 2004
Abolishing Celibacy Wouldn’t Make Any Difference
"We could abolish celibacy tomorrow and I do not think it would make any difference to the number of vocations."
English 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.
English 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'.
English 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."
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