THOUSANDS OF pro-life supporters are expected to march in silence through central London later this month to mark the 30th anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act.
Dressed in black clothes, adorned only with a pink or red flower, marchers on the Walk of Witness are to gather at Whitehall Place, London SW1, at 2p.m. on Sunday 26 October. They will then set off at 2.30p.m. and walk a two-and-a-half mile route to Battersea Park.
"It is an opportunity for all the people who care about the sanctity of life to come together, whatever their background," said an organiser. Marchers will be asked to throw their flowers into the Thames at the end of the rally.
Tyburn's new look
TYBURN CONVENT in central London has launched a new logo to promote itself as a national Catholic shrine. The simple design by Mother Superior this Sunday at 6pm. The Sons of Catholic Gentlemen, featuring the Prime Minister's father-in-law Tony Booth, is based on the author's own experience of the Jesuit boarding school Beaumont, the self-styled "Catholic Eton", which he attended between 1958 and 1962.
Adoption week THE ATIONAL Adoption Forum launches National Adoption Week, running from 13-17 October. Forum Secretary, Liz Siefers, said the aim is to tell people the truth about adoption. The Group is concerned that young women with unwanted pregnancies are rarely given information about adoption.
OUR LADY OF the Immaculate Conception church in Chelmsford is inviting people who were married in the church to a special Mass on 19 October to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the parish.
Ad Limina visit
THE BISHOPS OF England and Wales will meet the Holy Father this week. The ad limina (to the threshold) visit happens every five years. But this is the first time that all English and Welsh bishops have gone together.
FR PAT BucKLEY, the Irish priest stripped of the priesthood in 1987 for remarrying divorced and separated Catholics, has renewed his efforts for acceptance by the Church in Ireland. Fr Buckley wrote to the Archdiocese of Dublin in a bid for reconciliation. His plea has been rejected.