The Commission for Evangelisation and Formation offered two related Ecumenical Study Days when Sr Margaret Shepherd presented Milestones in Modern Jewish Catholic Relations in October of last year and Della Shenton DHS portrayed Jerusalem: the Spiritual Heart of the World this March. Both speakers shared their great passion and invited their respective audiences to reflect on these subjects in relationship with our Christian faith.
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Rev Dr Adrian Graffy, scripture scholar, author, director of CEF and parish priest in the Diocese of Brentwood has been appointed by Pope Francis to become a member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission.
This commission, established in 1902, has the task of promoting the study of the Bible among Catholics and to illuminate and discuss issues arising from interpretations of Sacred Scripture.
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Save the Date: Saturday, 11 July 2015, Birmingham
‘The Joy of the Gospel: Building a Missionary Parish’ – A National Evangelisation Day Conference to be held in Birmingham. Speakers to include Cardinal Vincent Nichols (Archbishop of Westminster), Archbishop Bernard Longley (Archbishop of Birmingham), Michelle Moran (Pontifical Council for the Laity, The Vatican) and many more. A team of leading evangelisation workshop … Continue reading
About this website
We hope that this website will help you to discover the Good News of Jesus Christ, deepen your faith and share it with those you meet by your actions and your words.
Who is this website for?
What Good News is a site for Catholics who wish to learn more about their faith and to be able to share it more effectively with those who they meet in their daily lives. As the site grows, we hope the resources and links provided here will also be useful to those involved in evangelisation, catechesis and sacramental preparation in their parishes, and of interest to those who are beginning to explore the Catholic faith or have questions about it.
Who is responsible for this website?
The website was originally an initiative of the Commission for Evangelisation, once part of the diocese of Bentwood, and it has been decided to continue this site independently as a kind of ‘shop window’ to make the original and new resources available to the wider church, and to publicise events more widely.
Why is the website called ‘What Good News’?
The title ‘What Good News’ is deliberately ambiguous. It can be a question ‘what good news?’ in the mind of one seeking to find out (more) about the Catholic faith, which is the good news or gospel of Jesus Christ; and it can be an exclamation ‘What good news!’ in the heart of one who hears this gospel for the first time. We hope that the site will help people answer the question ‘what good news?’ – whether it is a question they are asking themselves or questions others are asking them – and so lead them to exclaim ‘what good news!’
If you wish to find out more about this site, contact Fr Adrian Graffy, parish priest of Gidea Park in the diocese of Brentwood using the email address:
This web site is in the process of being updated. Please be patient.
- Mgr David Manson speaks on The Significance of Sunday
- Legacies of Luther and Calvin: A Study Day with John Morrill
- The Holy Land and its People
- Pope Francis appoints Fr Adrian to Pontifical Biblical Commission
- The Joy of the Gospel: National Evangelisation Conference
- Della Shenton – Jerusalem: the Spiritual Heart of the World – Pt 3
- Della Shenton – Jerusalem: the Spiritual Heart of the World – Pt 2
- Della Shenton – Jerusalem: the Spiritual Heart of the World – Pt 1
- Sr Margaret Shepherd: Milestones in Modern Jewish Catholic Relations Pt 1
- Sr Margaret Shepherd: Milestones in Modern Jewish Catholic Relations Pt 2