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”Amazonize Yourself”: Church in Brazil Launches Amazon Awareness Campaign

Development and Peace – Caritas Canada welcomes the new "Amazoniza-te" campaign launched by the Episcopal Commission for the Amazon of the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB) in partnership with other ecclesial and civil society organisations to sensitize the Brazilian and international public opinion about the dangers threatening life in the Amazon, its territories and p


Laudato Si’ 101: making the encyclical accessible

To mark the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si’, Development and Peace offered a webinar to introduce people to the abiding relevance of its message.


“I was physically, intellectually and spiritually nourished….”

April 24, 2020
Emily Pittman, Catholic Schools Program Officer

The COVID-19 lockdown meant that our annual THINKfast had to become a “link fast,” with people of all age groups connecting for online fasting, fundraising and fun.

Maritime musings on Easter

April 9, 2020
Adah Ogbe, animator for the Maritimes
St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica, Halifax, N.S.

The diocesan councils of Nova Scotia, anglophone New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island share their reflections on the paschal feast and what it impels Christians to do.

Easter 2020: The Spirit is with us!

Easter 2020: The Spirit is with us

There is no doubt that this Easter will be unlike any other in recent memory. The COVID-19 crisis has put a hold on attending mass...


Online across Canada, in solidarity with the world

A special Solidarity Sunday mass livestreamed by the Archdiocese of St. Boniface, Man., took the Development and Peace message to the faithful in all corners of the country.


A prayer for compassion amid the coronavirus crisis

March 25, 2020

Inspired by Pope Francis’s prayer, Development and Peace offers one of its own for us to understand the COVID-19 situation from a global perspective.

Three Ways for families to experience Lent with Development and Peace

To help families celebrate Lent together, we offer an array of tools that promote action and reflection during a time when we are called upon to open our hearts. 


Lenten Weekly Reflection for April 5, Sixth Sunday of Lent

March 30, 2020
Jeremy Laurie, Animator for British Columbia and Yukon
Mura, Amazon, Brazil. Photo by Thomas Bauer/Development and Peace – Caritas Canada
Gospel: Matthew 26:14—27:66 or 27:11-54

Palm Sunday: The Joy of the Gospel at the heart of our faith

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Lenten Weekly Reflection for March 29, Fifth Sunday of Lent

March 23, 2020
Luke Stocking, Deputy Director of Public Engagement, Ontario and Atlantic Regions
Girl in the Amazon. Photo: Caritas Internationalis

Solidarity Sunday

Gospel: John 11:1-45

The quiet tears and divine power of Jesus

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