December 8, 2021
For the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Linda Jones from our Theology team reflects on the different qualities of Our Lady, and how she can inspire us to have the strength and courage to act.
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November 26, 2021
As we start the season of Advent, CAFOD volunteer Sue Cooper from Wokingham writes about how this is a time to reflect in the depth of our darkness on the Light who is coming.
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November 2, 2021
All Souls Day calls us to remember our loved ones with purpose. CAFOD’s Ben Payne reflects on the life of his grandad and the Rosary given to him by his auntie, then a Dominican nun in South Africa.
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October 29, 2021
As we approach All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, Catherine from our Theology team reflects on the inspiration we can take from the example of those who have gone before us.
Continue reading “Taking inspiration from the saints and those who were extraordinary to us”
October 14, 2021
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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October 7, 2021
For the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, young CAFOD volunteer Rebecca Maxwell reflects on how praying the rosary can inspire us to act to protect our common home.
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October 1, 2021
One year on from the signing of Fratelli Tutti, Francis Stewart from our Theology team reflects on its Franciscan inspiration. As well as its vision for navigating the tensions and conflicts that will come with the challenges of today’s world.
The Season of Creation culminates on 4 October, with the feast of St Francis of Assisi. It is no coincidence that a year ago Pope Francis signed Fratelli Tutti: On Fraternity and Social Friendship in Assisi, standing by the relics of St Francis, patron of ecology.
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September 10, 2021
Water can be both a symbol of life and a fearful force. As we tackle global problems like the climate crisis, writes Francis Stewart from CAFOD’s Theology team, humanity must recognise both the challenge and the solutions together in order to renew the face of the Earth.
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August 12, 2021
For the Feast of the Assumption, CAFOD’s Head of Theology, Linda Jones, reflects on how Mary can inspire us to become protectors of our common home.
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July 22, 2021
How can I stop my children from getting bored during the summer holidays? And how can I inspire and engage my family in their faith? Catherine Gorman from our Theology team considers how our new family prayer resources might just be the answer to these questions.
Continue reading “Summer holidays: Fun and faith-filled activities for all the family”