Theological and liturgical resources

  • Prayer for Syria
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  • Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’ of the Holy Father Francis on Care for our Common Home
  • Prayer Lord, make us fervent protectors

    Written by Development and Peace member Dr. M. Jill Peacock from Rossland, BC, who was a finalist in our Prayer Card contest.

  • The Principles of Catholic Social Teaching

    Catholic Social Teaching covers all spheres of life – the economic, political, personal and spiritual.

    With human dignity at its centre, a holistic approach to development founded on the principles of CST is what Pope Paul VI called ‘authentic development’. Explore the Catholic Social Teaching principles and how they guide the work of Development and Peace.

  • Good Friday Fast day-long guide
    Sow Much Love to Give
  • Messages for Mass
    Sow Much Love to Give
  • Prayer Card
    Sow Much Love to Give
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  • Prayer of the Faithful
    Sow Much Love to Give
  • Symbols of solidarity
    Sow Much Love to Give
  • Way of the Cross
    Sow Much Love to Give
  • Message for Parishioners
    Sow Much Love
  • Theological Reflection on Ecological Justice
    Sow Much Love

    Reflecting on the link between the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor, this reflection explains how ecological justice is an essential dimension of the mission of Development and Peace, and outlines the principles that guide this mission.

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    One Human Family, Food for All

    Contains the campaign prayer.

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  • Campaign prayer
    One Human Family, Food for All
  • Eucharistic reflection
    One Human Family, Food for All
  • Good Friday Fast Day-long Guide
    One Human Family, Food for All

    A day-long guide to your Good Friday Fast, to bring a spiritual focus to your fast.

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  • Messages for mass
    One Human Family, Food for All
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  • Prayers of the faithful
    One Human Family, Food for All
  • Building a New Culture: Central Themes in Recent Church Teaching on the Environment
    A Voice for Justice

    From the Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

    Referenced in the Voice for Justice campaign backgrounder

  • Liturgical Reflection
    A Voice for Justice

    Use the Liturgical Reflection to make a presentation or announcement about the campaign during mass and ask people to sign the Action Card.

  • Theological Backgrounder
    A Voice for Justice

    The Theological Backgrounder is a reflection that we invite you to read aloud with others, pausing at each highlighted question to share your own responses with one another as a group. The document also shows how the five principles of Catholic Social Teaching relate to natural resource extraction.

  • Liturgical reflection
    Human Dignity More than ever
  • Prayer for human dignity
    Human Dignity More than ever
  • Symbols of Solidarity
    Human Dignity More than ever
  • Prayer
    Help a just world take root
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