BENEDICTINE MONK FR Martin Haigh, who was burgled last week during Mass at St Austin's, Aighurth .of more than a decade's work of paintings, had his remaining opus of 40 oil pastel paintings on display at Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral this week. The Benedictine monk's exhibit, which will last until 30 June, attracted a number of visitors, including the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr George Carey.
THE BABY BROTHER OF murdered toddler James Bulger was christened last week in a private ceremony at the Sacred Heart church in Kirkby. Fr Michael O'Connell, former parish priest and a friend of the Bulger family, baptised the six-month-old Michael James Bulger.
NANCY BUCKLE, the tenant of Knaresborough's historic "House in the Rock" who was due to leave this week following a council closing order, has made a last-minute offer to raise the money needed for its maintenance. The monks of Ampleforth, who own the house, welcomed the move.
CARDINAL BASIL HUME this week blessed the Dellow Centre and Bartlett House, a new £5 million hostel and drop-in centre for the homeless in London's East End, run by the Catholic charity Providence Row.
A NON-STOP PROGRAMME Of prayer, sponsored fasting and other consciousness-raising events was launched this week by the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) when its National vice-president, Chris Walsh lit a flame at the Blessed Sacrament shrine in Liverpool. The flame represents hope for unborn children.
14 RADIO STAT,IONS were honoured this week for the quality of their religious programming. Ronald Neil, Managing Director, BBC Regional Broadcasting, presented the 1994 Andrew Cross Awards at a Local Broadcasting Conference in Derbyshire.
ARCHBISHOP DEREK WORLOCK will be resting over the next few days as he recovers from a severe attack of shingles. Archbishop Worlock's Chaplain, Mgr John Furnival, said the archbishop was responding well to treatment.