Prisons Week 2021 – Online Event Report

Prisons Week 2021 – Online Event Report

Journeying from Despair to Hope…  On October 12th, nearly 60 people came together online to reflect and pray for prisons, prisoners and their families. Speakers included Bishop Mark O’Toole,  Andy Keen-Downs, Chief executive of Prison Advice and Care Trust...
LAUDATO SI’ ACTION PLATFORM

LAUDATO SI’ ACTION PLATFORM

Caring for our brothers and sisters means caring for the home we share. This responsibility is “essential to a life of virtue” (LS 217). On 25 May 2021, Pope Francis launched the Laudato Si’ Action Platform – a seven year journey of ecological conversion...
Pope Francis pre-COP 26 Appeal

Pope Francis pre-COP 26 Appeal

“We have inherited a garden: we must not leave a desert to our children.” During the meeting ‘Faith and Science: Towards Cop26’ held in the Vatican on 4th October Pope Francis, along with scientists and religious leaders, signed a document calling for the...
Seasons of Creation – A Reflection for 1 October 2021

Seasons of Creation – A Reflection for 1 October 2021

A reflection from Sarah Barreto, as the Season of Creation moves towards its close. Readings Genesis 2:18-24 Psalm 127 (128) Hebrews 2:9-11 Mark 10:2-16 Our readings this coming weekend helped me reflect on how long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various...
WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES 26 SEPTEMBER

WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES 26 SEPTEMBER

The World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR) will be celebrated on Sunday, 26 September. The theme chosen by the Holy Father for WDMR 2021 is Towards an ever wider “we”.   Pope Francis has called on us all to welcome, protect, promote and  integrate...
NATIONALITY AND BORDERS BILL

NATIONALITY AND BORDERS BILL

The Nationality and Borders Bill will result in further hardship for refugees seeking asylum, discriminating against those who have had no choice but to take dangerous “illegal” routes to our shores. It treats people who have been forced to flee their home as a...