Since the destruction of the Calais Jungle we don’t hear much about the many migrants still camped on the far shore of the Channel in dreadful conditions. Inspired by their plight, Brentwood resident Mary Stretch has organised a project which enables people to help them in a practical way.
The encyclical Divino Afflante Spiritu, the 'magna carta' of biblical studies, was published by Pope Pius XII 75 years ago in the middle of WWII. Hungarian scholar Fr Levente Martos Balazs visited the UK recently to mark its anniversary.
A response to feedback from parishes, Brentwood's Caritas project aims to enable social justice volunteers across the diocese to share good practice, network and develop dialogue and involvement between generations.