The Confraternity of St Joseph returns

The Confraternity resumed last night after the summer break and the fruits of their labour are quite evident! The garden is looking wonderful and we’ve got big plans for the coming months! The programme for the rest of 2009 is as follows: 29th September – Meet @ hall 6-9pm 13th October – Meet @ hall … Continue reading

Important: Abortion advertising consultation and Bishop O’Donoghue’s statement…

Many of you will have heard of new proposals to allow abortion providers to advertise on television… Here is Bishop O’Donoghue of Lancaster’s statement: It has been widely reported in the media that the Advertising Standards Authority is considering allowing the abortion industry to advertise through the broadcasting media. This deeply damaging proposal originates from … Continue reading

First meeting – report

The launch of the Confraternity saw around 20 men join us (and one brave wife, so enthusiastic was she!) at the Pro-Life Initiative last Thursday evening. We started with a short introduction from Sr Roseann about why it was felt a group specifically for men was needed: the simple fact is that men are deeply … Continue reading

Photos from first meeting

(Most of) the first members of the Confraternity Our speaker Stephen Barrie, with some of the members. The Holy Family

First meeting and updates

Just a quick post – the first meeting went very well with an excellent talk from Stephen Barrie of the Linacre Centre. We had eighteen men in attendance and know of several more who were unavailable on that particular night but wish to join, so we’re off to a pretty good start. We’ve just uploaded … Continue reading

The Holy Father on St Joseph, priesthood, fatherhood and authentic love

Yesterday evening, in the minor basilica of Marie Reine des Apotres, in Yaounde, Cameroon, Pope Benedict presided at the first Vespers of the Solemnity of St. Joseph and spoke on St Joseph as a model of priesthood, fatherhood and authentic love.  “Speaking to the crowd and to His disciples, Jesus declared: ‘You have only one Father’”, … Continue reading