Posts by Fr Neil Chatfield

Watch, for you know not the hour

Let this Advent not disappear under the weight of shopping and tinsel, but be a beautiful time of watching with thanksgiving and a passionate longing for the return of the Lord in all his glory.

Bishops’ Conference Statement on Safeguarding

The account given in the IICSA Report of abuse known to be inflicted on children in the Catholic Church in England and Wales in the past 50 years is shocking and overwhelming. At our meeting this week, we Bishops have stood together in profound shame. We express our sorrow and contrition before God. We have […]

Parable of the Talents; 19th-century anonymous engraving

You have been faithful over a little: I will set you over much

The moment we stop hiding and come into the light of Christ, acknowledging our sin, we move towards God’s merciful love that calls us to share in the master’s happiness and joy for all eternity.

Statement from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference

It is a source of deep anguish now that the Government is requiring, once again, the cessation of public communal worship.

Ad palmam victoriæ

The martyrs we celebrate today remind us that to be clothed with Christ through baptism means to follow in his footsteps, to seek his will and to bear witness to his saving passion.

Repent and believe the gospel

Those who seek to conform their will to Christ’s words of eternal life discover that they themselves begin to reflect the image of Christ to the world.