07 September 2010

Weekly Roundup 04

Issue 04

Shining Star
- Pope-mobile route through London explained
If you live in the Diocese of Westminster, or any of the surrounding dioceses, and you aren't able to make any Saturday events (because of work, for example) but wish you had an opportunity to see the Pope at least once whilst he's here, then you may still get that chance! Click the link above, and check out where the Pope-mobile will be driving. Perhaps he'll be driving right by you!

Top Website
- Catholic Education Service of England and Wales Blog
This blog will keep you up to date with what's happening on 'The Big Assembly' which is the Papal event taking place at Twickenham whereby the Pope will address 4000 young Catholics. Sounds like the Holy Father will be addressing the future of 'The Big Society'. One couldn't have picked a better name for this event, really! This very straightforward blog brings you behind-the-scenes news from the event's coordinators. It also features a key post about the history of Catholic education in England and Wales in brief, to prepare you better for Pope Benedict XVI's address to the young Catholics of this country.

Ooberf├╝se - Heart's Cry by 360degreemusic
Pope Benny has chosen this song to be youth anthem for visit.
- This band, who were finalists of the 'Live and Unsigned' music competition, are the creators of this aural fusion of rap and electro-pop - a track chosen by the Pope to celebrate youth culture during his visit. They're ooberfuse, and they're a positive example to those who aspire to be true to themselves. Watch this space as I publish an exclusive interview with these inspirational talents this Friday!

Archbishop Vincent Nichols speaks on the Andrew Marr show 
This video is only up for the next 5 days, so please make sure you catch it before it expires!

Also: 9 Bishops share their faith stories on this Papal visit official website 

I found this article really quite interesting. Being a people person myself, I'm always interested in other peoples' opinions.

- The Celibacy Debate & film screening of Conspiracy of Silence
Taking place on Tuesday 14th September 2010, is  a film screening directed by John Deery, and celibacy debate consisting of the following panel:

Speakers for the motion are:
Professor Tina Beattie, Roman Catholic theologian, writer & broadcaster, Roehampton University
John Deery, award-winning writer/director
Helena Kennedy QC, leading human rights lawyer
Fr. John McGowan, Order of Carmelite (OCD), Roman Catholic priest

Speakers against the motion are:

Bishop Malcolm McMahon, Roman Catholic Bishop of Nottingham
Jack Valero, Communications Director Opus Dei UK and Coordinator Catholic Voices
Frank Skinner, stand-up comedian and broadcaster
Fr. Stephen Wang, Dean of Studies, Allen Hall Seminary

Chaired by Ernie Rea, broadcaster and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Beyond Belief.

Tickets are £20 for students and seniors, and £30 full price. Visit http://www.conspiracyofsilence.co.uk/ for more information.

Top Twitter must-follows
@thepapalvisit and #papalvisit
@sacnsint @CatholicNewsSvc and @HGUHRadio

Coming up in the next week
- Exclusive interview with ooberfuse
- Exclusive interview with Heart gives unto Heart on their upcoming launch on Tuesday 14th

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