Starved of pilgrim visitors to the Holy sites, and facing the daily realities of conflict and occupation, the Christians, as Pope Francis puts it, are suffering “the economic inequalities and regional tensions that threaten the stability of these lands”.
A new document from the Pontifical Biblical Commission traces the development of anthropological themes throughout the Bible, focusing on questions which are very much to the fore now: how should human beings treat the created world? How should we behave as brothers and sisters? Join Professor Nuria Calduch-Benages for the launch of the English translation on Saturday 20 March at www.whatgoodnews.org
'The meeting between Ayatollah al-Sistani with Pope Francis will add immense strength to all who wish to promote the true moderate voice of religion.' Cardinal Nichols and Maulana Syed Ali Raza Rizvi, Islamic scholar and president of Majlis e Ulama e Shia (Europe), have written a joint statement on this historic meeting.
Siân Thomas, a Walsingham House alumni, has been appointed as the first Caritas Development Co-ordinator. Her role is to support existing charitable projects in parishes across the Diocese, help with training and grant applications, and inspire and assist those who want to begin projects but are not sure where to start.
Million Minutes raises money to help fund youth-led social action projects across England and Wales, like 'Your Life, More LIfe' launched by Shanea Oldham in our diocese. Please support those young people involved in a sponsored 'siLENT' if you can.
Bishop Moth said: "In a time when we are being given so much hope by the efficient roll-out of the vaccination programme, it is shocking to hear that people with learning disabilities are being made the victims of such discrimination."
The “Guardians of Creation” project will take an ‘integral ecology’ approach at all levels, meaning that it will not just be limited to questions of carbon, but will consider wider social and environmental sustainability objectives.
Are you concerned about the environmental crisis we are facing? Join the Global Catholic Movement in a series of reflective evenings with inspiring speakers, prayer and discussion, using the film-based resource “Global Healing”.
The Norbertines at Our Lady Immaculate, Chelmsford invite you to take part in an online retreat during Holy Week and attend liturgies virtually via their Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChlkkivPXvddwvUOQzd9itA
"I would invite people to watch the videos with the gospel text of John before them, so that in new circumstances we can celebrate the new life of the Risen Jesus which we have received, and which guides and nourishes us even in the most difficult circumstances."
In recent years a wave of prayer that has taken its name from the Our Father, called ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, has been spreading around the world with individuals, families and churches of every Christian denomination praying for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit. As part of this movement, on the afternoon of Pentecost Sunday,