Interviews, features and reviews focusing on a variety of subjects in the national and international life of the Catholic Church.
Jan. 27, 2017
In today's 'Catholic News' podcast we speak to one of our newest bishops - a man who is the lead bishop here at the Bishops' Conference for Heath and Social Care. Bishop Paul Mason, an auxilary Bishop of Southwark, joins us in the studio for the first time.
Jan. 10, 2017
Today's 'Catholic News' podcast sees us head east to Jerusalem and the Holy Land but not to talk about Israelis, Palestinians or the turmoil of conflict and disagreement. We're joined by our expert on the MENA region, Dr Harry Hagopian, to discuss a Christian community that punches above its weight in the lands of Christ - the Armenian Orthodox Church.
Dec. 16, 2016
For Today's 'Catholic News' podcast we welcome a special guest into the studio - the Eparch of the newly-erected Syro-Malabar Eparchy of Great Britain, Mar Joseph Srampickal.
Dec. 7, 2016
Bishop Alan Hopes, Bishop of East Anglia and Chair of our Liturgy Committee, joins us in the studio for an interview on a new document titled 'The Place of Silence' looking at moments of silence and contemplation in our worship.
Dec. 5, 2016
Dr Harry Hagopian, our consultant on the Middle East North African region, travelled down to Bristol to speak to Bishop Declan Lang, Bishop of Clifton and Chair of our International Affairs department about life in the Holy Land and surrounding countries this Christmas.
Sept. 30, 2016
This podcast focuses on Christian unity as Bishop Mark O'Toole, Catholic Bishop of Plymouth, joins his Anglican regional counterpart the Rt Revd Tim Thornton, Bishop of Truro, in Canterbury for the first leg of a pilgrimage of dialogue from Canterbury to Rome.
May 24, 2016
Cris Gangemi, one of the bishops' disability advisers, joins us for today's 'Catholic News' podcast to looking at the important conference 'Living Fully 2016: Exploring Disability, Theology, Practice and Culture'.
April 29, 2016
With the Jewish festival of Passover ending on 30 April, we're discussing the concept of mercy - and indeed that of a merciful God - with two Jewish rabbis from different confessions.
April 26, 2016
The UK's Independent Anti Slavery Commissioner gives us chapter and verse on the scale of the human trafficking problem in Edo State and explains his three-fold approach to tackling the problem.
April 22, 2016
Bishop Hlib Lonchyna, Eparchial Bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of the Holy Family of London, joins us in the studio to remind us of the painful human suffering that continues two years after the conflict started in Eastern Ukraine.
March 3, 2016
Today's podcast appropriately looks at the quality of mercy in Christianity and other religions. Gavin D'Costa, a Professor of Catholic Theology at the University of Bristol, is in conversation with Katharina Smith-Müller our Interreligious Adviser here at the Bishops' Conference.
Feb. 12, 2016
Sounds like the start of a rather poor joke - but it's not. This podcast offers an excellent template for local collaboration and mutual understanding between Catholics and Jews.
June 30, 2015
Seafarers work long hours, often below deck, in a near 'invisible world' so for this year's Sea Sunday podcast we're talking to two Apostleship of the Sea port chaplains who work hard to support the men and women that graft on the thousands of merchant vessels and cruise ships that dock in the UK.
May 19, 2015
Bishop William Kenney has just returned from Iraq where he visited over ten refugee camps housing those who have fled from both the advance of Daesh (ISIL) and the bloody conflict across the border in Syria. Predominantly for Christians, with some refugees of other minority faiths, the camps are serving well but are, unsurprisingly, overcrowded.
Dec. 19, 2014
Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk-Mohilev, Belarus, joins us to talk about his work in the Eastern European country and how the Catholic Church is thriving under his stewardship.
Aug. 4, 2014
In this podcast Catholic Bishop of the Forces, the Rt Rev Richard Moth, talks to us about WW1, military chaplaincy - then and now - and how we can pray for peace and remember the dead without glorifying war. Bishop Moth also refers to the WW1 painting 'Last General Absolution of the Munsters' by Italian artist Fortunino Matania.
July 8, 2014
Behind many of our news stories you'll find a connection to seafarers - many of whom work below deck and are, to all intents and purposes, invisible. We welcome John Green from Apostleship of the Sea into our studio for this Catholic News podcast to talk about the day and the work of port chaplains and volunteers.
June 11, 2014
In this 'Catholic News' podcast we talk to two Rwandan Bishops - one Catholic, one Anglican - about the prospect of a lasting peace in Africa's Great Lakes region.
June 6, 2014
Monsignor Paul Tighe, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, gave this year's World Communications Day lecture at Heythrop College in London on 5 June 2014. Mgr Tighe's lecture provided an engaging and thorough analysis of 'The Church in a Digital World'.
June 6, 2014
Fr Stephen Wang, Senior University Chaplain for the Diocese of Westminster, holds up St Boniface as an exemplary communicator in his homily for a special Mass at Heythrop College, University of London, to mark World Communications Day. 5 June 2014.