POPE John-Paul II has honoured three priests from Liverpool by creating them Honorary Prelates of the Papal Household, with the title of "Monsignor".
The announcement was made by the Vatican lust week. The three priests are Mgr Vincent Malone, the administrator of the Metropolitan cathedral, Liverpool; Mgr Richard Atherton, principal Catholic chaplain to HM prisons: and Mgr James Rigby; parish priest of St Thomas of Canterbury, Waterloo, Liverpool.
Mgr Malone was chaplain to Liverpool University for eight years before being appointed as cathedral administrator in September 1979.
Mgr Atherton has been involved with prisons for 15 years. In 1975 he became senior chaplain to Northern prisons, and M 1977 moved to his present job. based at the Home Office in London.
Mgr Rigby took up his present appointment last September. He is also chairman of the Archdiocesan Liturgy Commission and devised the ceremonies at the recent National Pastoral Congress.
The Association of Nursing Religious will be holding a conference and their AGM at Damascus House, Mill Hill from June 3-5. The theme will be "Nursing and caring in today's
Music for Life
MOTH L RS TO BE in London are being helped by Bach and Brahms, thanks to concert pianist Peter Bradley. More than 50 people crowded into the parlour of the Holy Cross convent, Swiss Cottage. London, on Sunday for the second piano recital organised by the local Life group in aid of the Life pregnancy counselling service at 61 Oxford Street in London's West End. The service costs £24,000 a year to run.
Peter Bradley a Catholic musician in his early 20s, from Worcestershire, is struggling to make ends meet on scholarships, hut has been a mainstay of the Swiss Cottage Life group fundraising since its foundation in October.
The local St Vincent de Paul Society group based on the parish of the Sacred Heart, Carlton, Nottinghamshire is hoping to help set up a form of "labour exchange" in Chiyymarn, Trichur in the Kerala state of India. The project is part of the SVP's "Twinnage" scheme. The Carlton group have so far provided the money for a fish basket, a stone Rev Peter Haynes has been appointed to the Church of England's Board for Social Responsibility as its new international affairs specialist. He succeeds Mr Hugh Nanning. who resigned lust year, and will take up the job in July.
Four English experts on the problems of disarmament and international conflict are included in the list of speakers due to appear at a two week course on the subject to be held in Venice from August 26-September 5.
Nearly 6(J media and communications leaders from 39 countries will seek to go "beyond monologue" at the Central Committee meetings of the World Association for Christian Communication I WACC) to be held from June 1-8 at I lildenborough Hall, Sevenoaks, Kent. Instead of hearing the traditional keynote address and other speeches, the WACC leaders will participate in five study sessions including work in small groups.
A seminar on "What the Christian Faith demands of the Radio Producer" is to be held November 1720 at Bishop Woodford !louse, Ely. It is intended for Christians and leaders actively considering involvement in broadcasting and will he led by a broadcasting consultant, senior network producers and experienced trainers in local radio. Further details from Alan Foster, Cambridge Radio Course Office, 2 Hills Road. Cambridge, The Catholic Union of Great Britain and the International Justice and Peace Commission are planning a conference on the Christian dimensions of energy problems to be held provisionally in September 1981. They are asking for feedback on how many people wish to attend, and how they would like it to he organised. Details from: Commission for International Justice and Peace, 38/40 Eceleston Square, London SWIV 1PD.
-loch fi the Christian-haseit voluntary movement, has bought the former bishop's house at Cuddesdon, near Oxford, to be used as a teaching and conference centre for Toch H members.