Marriage and Family Life

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July 12, 2022

Momentous ruling on abortion in US, says Bishop

The recent decision of the US Supreme Court to overturn the Roe v Wade judgement, and so affirm that the constitution does not confer a right […]
July 9, 2022

Looking at fertility awareness methods

On the 54th anniversary of the publishing of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humane Vitae, Dr Antonia Braithwaite takes a look at fertility awareness methods. On July […]
June 30, 2022

Norwich Mass celebrates marriage and family life

This year’s Diocese of East Anglia Marriage and Family Life Mass was back in-person at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich on Saturday June 18. Bishop Alan […]
June 27, 2022

Marriage Tribunal needs volunteer lay auditors

The Diocese of East Anglia Marriage Tribunal is seeking new volunteers to join its team of lay auditors to help in its work with marriage annulments […]
June 14, 2022

New prayerful listening ministry launched

A new ministry in the Diocese of East Anglia has been launched to provide prayerful listening for those who need to talk. Pairs of trained parishioners […]
May 30, 2022

Families invited to join online World Meeting

Families and couples across the Diocese of East Anglia are being invited to take part in the 10th World Meeting of Families via an online app […]
May 10, 2022

Invitation to join Marriage and Family Life celebration

Bishop Alan Hopes is inviting all married people in the Diocese of East Anglia to bring their families and celebrate at the annual Marriage and Family […]
April 8, 2022

Young walkers raise funds for new pro-life organisation

A group of young East Anglia Catholics have completed a 30-mile sponsored walk to raise funds for Abortion Resistance, a brand-new pro-life initiative. On March 26 they […]
March 22, 2022

Bishop Alan blesses children as Year of St Joseph ends

Bishop Alan celebrated a Mass for the Blessing of Families at St John’s Cathedral to mark the end of the Year of St Joseph. During the […]
March 15, 2022

Jessica gives thanks for a year supporting couples

After a year as Diocesan Fertility Awareness Methods Co-ordinator, Dr Jessica Beckett is moving away because of her husband’s job. She shares her parting reflections on […]
February 1, 2022

Dozen Peterborough couples start marriage course

A dozen engaged couples have started a preparation for marriage in the Catholic Church course in the Peterborough Deanery. Oliver Wessex reports. Pope St John Paul […]
October 29, 2021

Bishop Alan offers comfort to those with miscarriages

During Baby Loss Awareness Week in October Bishop Alan Hopes celebrated a Mass for couples who had experienced miscarriages. The national week enables those affected by […]
October 21, 2021

Catholic fertility treatment gives Lucy the answers

With a Mass for those affected by infertility being held in Newmarket in November, Lucy from East Anglia tells her own story of ‘unexplained infertility’ and […]
September 12, 2021

Couples with miscarriages or infertility are not alone

Bishop Alan Hopes plans to celebrate two special Masses this autumn to support couples affected by miscarriage or infertility. Dr Jess Beckett reports. The two Masses […]
August 4, 2021

Couples share the keys to a long and happy marriage

Couples celebrating anniversaries after being married for many years recently took part in a Mass organised by the Diocesan Marriage and Family Life Commission. Bishop Alan […]