reconciliation

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Adjusting to life without their usual access to the sacraments is a huge challenge for many Catholics. Perhaps we can use this moment in the life of the Church to ask ourselves how the sacrament of reconciliation in particular can and does permeate our everyday lives, says Gemma Simmonds CJ. ‘The definition of a sacrament is that it is a sign which makes real what it signifies. What is made real by the signs of forgiveness that we offer one another in the ordinary unfolding of our daily lives...
Fr Dominic Robinson SJ with Benedict Rogers of Christian Solidarity Worldwide
Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, Jesuit priest at Farm Street Church and Chair of the Westminster Diocese Justice and Peace Network, brought a message of peace to a vigil outside the Chinese Embassy in Portland Place in London. The vigil for the people of Hong Kong took place on Sunday 19th January and was attended by representatives from various faith and human rights groups, as well as a number of Tibetans and Uyghurs.Fr Dominic told the vigil: “As Christians we share in that vital human belief that...
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The prospect of true peace is as bewildering and demanding as it is wonderful, says Theodora Hawksley. The same can be said of resurrection, and so the Easter story can speak daringly to us as we seek to understand what peacebuilding really looks like in a divided Britain. ‘Jesus’s greeting, “Peace be with you”, does not mean, “Let bygones be bygones”- so what does it mean? The results of the European elections told us something that we already knew: this country is deeply divided. Pro-...