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Lenten Weekly Reflection for April 7, Fifth Sunday of Lent

April 1, 2019
by 
Pascal André Charlebois, Development and Peace Animator for Eastern Quebec
Hamda, a Syrian refugee in Lebanon

Solidarity Sunday

Gospel: John 8:1-11

A realm of justice and peace

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Lenten Weekly Reflection for March 31, Fourth Sunday of Lent

March 25, 2019
by 
Jeremy Laurie, Development and Peace Animator for British Columbia and Yukon
Gospel: Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

Peaceful dwelling places

Through the parable of the Prodigal Son, Jesus invites us to reflect on God’s unfailing love for His children. Although the son squandered his inheritance and became destitute, he was greeted with profound compassion after freely deciding to return home. This powerful example of God’s mercy is also a testament to the importance of family and home.

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Lenten Weekly Reflection for March 24, Third Sunday of Lent

March 18, 2019
by 
Luke Stocking, Regional Deputy Director of Development and Peace for Central Canada
Children in Bangladesh
Gospel: Exodus 3:1-15 and Luke 13:1-9 

God’s Holy intervention

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Lenten Weekly Reflection for March 17, Second Sunday of Lent

March 11, 2019
by 
Kathleen Ladouceur, Catholic Schools Program Officer for Development and Peace in Alberta
Umuechem community

Gospel: Luke 9:28b-36

Imagine what we could accomplish…

Each year, our Lenten Gospel journey begins with talking about the forty days of preparation (see last week’s Gospel). We then confirm Christ’s divinity and anticipate what is to come in Jerusalem.

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Lenten Weekly Reflection for March 10, First Sunday of Lent

March 7, 2019
by 
Kathleen Ladouceur, Catholic Schools Program Officer for Development and Peace in Alberta

Gospel: Luke 4:1-13

Reconstruction after Hurricane Matthew makes progress thanks to local participation

March 5, 2019

Once a charred brown, the palm lined hills that surround the colonial town of Cavaillon, have, two years after Hurricane Matthew, regained their...

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The cry of the Haitian People

February 22, 2019

For almost two weeks now, the Haitian people have been in the streets of Port-au-Prince, expressing their anger at the government, which they accuse of being corrupt and of, among other things, misappropriating millions...

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The negative impacts of mining on women in Sierra Leone

January 9, 2019
by 
Geneviève Talbot, Program Officer - Africa
The negative benefits of mining for women in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a resource-rich country with significant deposits of iron ore, diamonds, bauxite, rutile and gold. The mineral resources are contributing about 24% to the country's GDP...

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“A cry to the world”: Cardinal Tagle visits Rohingya Refugee camps in Bangladesh

December 20, 2018
visiting Rohingya refugee camps

“This camp is a cry to the whole world for a better politics based on compassion and solidarity,” said Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, president...

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