The early baptism registers of St Cuthbert, Withington, Manchester in the Diocese of Salford have been released on CD by the Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society.
The CD can be purchased from their online bookshop
The Catholic Family History Society is keen to support the research into Catholics within the United Kingdom. The Society has limited funds available and is desirous to assist those interested in undertaking such research which will be of benefit to Catholic family historians. Small Research Awards will be made on an annual basis.
For more information, or to apply, please see the below link
The website ‘Old Bailey Online’, the historic proceedings of London’s Central Court, has released a transcript of the 1771 trial of Bishop James Talbot, for the celebration of Catholic Mass.
Talbot was the last Catholic Bishop to be indicted for celebrating Mass in the United Kingdom, view his profile here
The transcript of the trial can be viewed here
There are approximately 20,000 extant letters written by Blessed John Henry Newman. These have been gathered together in 32 volumes by the long and painstaking work of members of the Birmingham Oratory. Mgr Strange, theologian and Newman scholar, has recently published a book entitled ‘J H Newman – A Portrait in Letters’ through Oxford University Press. In this engaging and informative talk, he speaks of the demanding but richly rewarding work involved in this endeavour and he gives us some fascinating insights into the life and writings of the famous convert and Cardinal of the 19th century.
HOW TO LISTEN TO THIS TALK Playing time 73 minutes (introduction by Dr Simon P Johnson, ECHA Chairman)
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