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Catholic Church takes the lead on UK foster home shortage

It is estimated that England is in need of 8,600 foster families.

The great abbey of St. Augustine marked the rebirth of Christianity in England

It functioned as a Benedictine monastery from its foundation in 598 until the English Reformation.

The Eleanor Crosses: A British royal romance etched in stone

Like the Taj Mahal, the 12 Eleanor Crosses are a symbol of a kingly grief.

St. Martin’s Church of Canterbury is the oldest church in the entire English-speaking world

The story of this church is intimately related to the lives of St. Bertha, King Aethelbert, and Augustine of Canterbury.

The story of St. Peter-on-the-Wall, one of the oldest churches in England

Built by St. Cedd in the year 654, it was reconsecrated much later, in 1920.

After 39 bodies are found in truck, Catholic leaders in UK vow to fight human trafficking

Thirty-one men and eight women, believed to be Chinese nationals, were found frozen to death in Essex.

Explore the fascinating world of 11th-century herbal remedies

In a time before science dominated medicine, many remedies were meant to soothe the soul, along with the body.

How Maryland was named after the devout Catholic wife of a doomed English king

Henrietta Maria, the wife of King Charles I, tried to convert as many English people as she could and scandalized the locals by praying for Catholic martyrs.

Newly discovered John Locke manuscript shows toleration for “Papists”

The Enlightenment thinker, who influenced the American revolutionaries, was not previously known for tolerance of Catholics.

UK Catholic bishop converts Church’s own medieval estate to wildlife sanctuary

Bishop John Arnold is using the 16th-century Wardley Hall to launch his Laudato Si' response.

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