Saint Peter and Saint Paul: the way to rebuild

Francis Stewart from our Theology team reflects on how we can learn from Saints Peter and Paul, especially as we look to rebuild our world after coronavirus.

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Staying at home: a Benedictine perspective

Sister Laurentia Johns OSB, from Stanbrook Abbey, reflects on the lessons she has learned as an enclosed nun which might be helpful for many of us as we continue to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Laudato Si’ and a change of heart in Myanmar

Francis Stewart from CAFOD’s Theology team reflects on our interconnectedness in light of the coronavirus pandemic, his experiences in Myanmar, and the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’.

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Immaculate Conception: Mary, Mother of the Poor

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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Pentecost reflection: The Holy Spirit, our Advocate

On reading the gospel for Pentecost Sunday, Kathleen from our Theology team reflected on the word “advocate” and what it means to her today.

Based on the gospel for Pentecost Sunday, 9 June – John 14:14-16, 23b-26

“The Father will give you another Advocate to be with you forever.”

Jesus told his disciples they would never be alone. The Holy Spirit, the Advocate, would always be with them.

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For fans of TV courtroom dramas, the word “advocate” may well evoke visions of efficient-looking and aggressive-sounding be-wigged barristers. But what it brings to my own mind is the many times I hear the word “advocacy” being used, here in the CAFOD office in London.

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