World Gifts in your parish: Inspiring others to give from the heart

This Advent, CAFOD parish volunteers and supporters are sharing the joy of coming together as a parish community with creative ways of fundraising for World Gifts in their parishes.

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Candlelight Funds: Walking through treacle

By Safina Powell

I still light a candle every evening. Even after two years, I still feel pain and confusion, heartbreak and anger.

I know that I’m allowed to feel these things – they are normal parts of the grieving process – but I refuse to let them overwhelm me. This is why I light a candle every evening: the tiny flame reminds me that there is always hope, even when I feel lost in the dark.

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My journey with the European climate pilgrims

A group of European climate pilgrims have walked from Sweden, Poland, Italy, the Netherlands and Germany to Glasgow, where the UN climate summit – COP26 – is being held. Carol Cross, from CAFOD’s Middlesbrough Diocesan Office, met the pilgrims when they visited Holy Island.

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A change is coming that must answer the cry of the earth

CAFOD Campaigner Holly Jones issues a rallying cry for the Catholic community to make sure our politicians seize the opportunity to make lasting changes at COP26.

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How my visit to Oscar Romero’s tomb inspires me every day

On the third anniversary of Saint Oscar Romero’s canonisation, CAFOD’s Lucy Jardine reflects on the profound effect that a visit to his tomb in San Salvador had on her.

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Mieke’s top tips for your Go Green challenge

CAFOD’s work is close to Mieke’s heart and so is going green. In 2017 she decided to embark on a ‘human-powered’ lifestyle for a whole 365 days – this meant using no trains or cars.

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