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Passionists UK How I founded the first daily online Catholic news service in the UK

How I founded the first daily online Catholic news service in the UK

Jo Siedlecka, from our Passionist partners Independent Catholic News, explains how the popular news site came to be, and where it could be going next.

Passionists UK We can all help empower and affirm those on a dementia journey

We can all help empower and affirm those on a dementia journey

This Dementia Action Week, please do what you can to reach out to those in your community who may be affected by a dementia-type illness.

Passionists UK Remembering the Life of John Kearns CP

Remembering the Life of John Kearns CP

John served the crucified of today, and was a true example of servant leadership. Like Saint Paul, John saw the name of Jesus written on the forehead of the poor.

Passionists UK With great sadness of heart, we announce Fr. John Kearns’ passing

With great sadness of heart, we announce Fr. John Kearns’ passing

Our beloved brother and friend Fr. John Kearns died on April 14th 2021, in the company of his loved ones.

Passionists UK We need to see, and understand, a God who suffers with us

We need to see, and understand, a God who suffers with us

In the face of life's evil and suffering, it is only possible to believe in a loving God, if that God is ‘on the scaffold’ too, alongside us.

Passionists UK Hidden in the criminal justice system is the uncomfortable truth that no-one is ‘good’ or ‘bad’

Hidden in the criminal justice system is the uncomfortable truth that no-one is ‘good’ or ‘bad’

From the outside, criminal justice stories divide the world into 'good' and 'bad'. But inside, we must constantly consider the mystery of the whole person.

Passionists UK Will we give up our certainty and comfort to meet God among the suffering?

Will we give up our certainty and comfort to meet God among the suffering?

Humanity is waiting for those who will find their lives - and find God - by leaving institutions behind and joining the powerless.

Passionists UK Being and suffering with others helps us to understand the love of God

Being and suffering with others helps us to understand the love of God

Standing at the foot of the cross may seem fruitless, but it is important, and significant. To speak this way is to speak of a deep unity, a deep communion, with others.

Passionists UK Calais refugee life is filled with the power of words

Calais refugee life is filled with the power of words

Alex Holmes, from our Partners at Catholic Worker Calais, shares snapshots of Calais refugee life.

Passionists UK As Fr Ignatius Spencer is declared ‘venerable’, his life remains an inspiration and challenge

As Fr Ignatius Spencer is declared ‘venerable’, his life remains an inspiration and challenge

Why is the canonisation of Ignatius Spencer important? His life, and dedication to the poor, are an outstanding example to all of us.

Passionists UK Anxiety makes us grasp for control – but that can’t be the answer

Anxiety makes us grasp for control – but that can’t be the answer

Who could be blamed for struggling with anxiety in the current moment? But clutching at control doesn't allow much space for God.

Passionists UK Crisis intervention is laudable and necessary. But it’s not enough.

Crisis intervention is laudable and necessary. But it’s not enough.

People will very often fall back into coping mechanisms once crisis intervention support has been taken away. We must provide everyday love and support to those people whose lives are in turmoil, and remind them of the God who loves them.

Passionists UK Austin Smith House, a House of Hospitality for destitute asylum seekers

Austin Smith House, a House of Hospitality for destitute asylum seekers

In this interview from 2015, Fr Martin Newell and Fr John Kearns discuss how they set up Austin Smith House in Sparkhill, Birmingham

Passionists UK The year of Coronavirus gave me a glimpse of how it feels to be ‘labelled’

The year of Coronavirus gave me a glimpse of how it feels to be ‘labelled’

Being classified as vulnerable affected how I thought about myself. For the first time in my life I felt useless, unnecessary.