Love beyond boundaries and borders: A reflection on Fratelli Tutti

On 4 October last year, the Vatican released Pope Francis’ newest encyclical, Fratelli Tutti. CAFOD’s Head of Theology, Linda Jones, shares her reflections on this much anticipated work.

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How to run CAFOD’s Lent Appeal in your parish

In her role as a CAFOD parish volunteer, Jenny Hayward-Jones is getting creative about preparing for Lent. She has five suggestions for how you can run CAFOD’s Lent Appeal in your parish this year despite the current restrictions affecting us all.

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Memories are all that remain in Beirut

Everything that Nohad Al-Mir owned – including the house that she was born in – was destroyed in the massive explosions that shook Beirut last August. Six months on, she is slowly trying to piece her life back together.

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Five craft ideas you can do with shoelaces

Apart from tie your shoes, that is! Hannah from CAFOD’s fundraising team suggests some fun craft ideas for shoelaces to make use of your green Walk for Water laces – if you aren’t wearing them on your feet.

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Running off Christmas with CAFOD

CAFOD supporters from all over England and Wales braved the cold to take part in our virtual national fun run over Christmas, raising almost £20,000 so far. Ciara Hogan, our Community Participation Coordinator in the Shrewsbury diocese, looks back on the event.

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A will that reflects my Catholic faith and how I live that out

Prompted by lockdown and the events of the last 12 months, David Ross wanted a will he could be proud of. He rewrote his will to include a gift for CAFOD that will help families around the world to carry on in hope.

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Staying hopeful in the new lockdown

As we all adapt to the new lockdown rules, Hannah Patterson from our Fundraising department shares the ways she and her family are coping, and some ideas to keep hopeful in the coming weeks.

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2021: A year for action and transformation

CAFOD’s Director, Christine Allen, considers how Pope Francis’ latest encyclical Fratelli Tutti can inspire us all to be a force for change this year and help to build a fairer world.

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Get 2021 off to a green start

Christmas Day is behind us and 2021 is arriving at last. As the New Year approaches and we look ahead to COP26 in Glasgow – the UN’s climate summit for world leaders – it’s a crucial year in the fight for our world and its poorest communities. Grace Cowley, CAFOD’s Community Fundraising Manager, explains how you can start the year with people and planet in mind.

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