May’s At the Foot of the Cross looks back on the Bishops’ visit to Cardiff for their first plenary meeting in Wales for 18 years.
Canon Christopher Thomas, General Secretary here at the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, joins us to talk about the historic meeting and its fruits. We discuss, specifically, a statement titled Returning to Mass at Pentecost. As COVID restrictions have been lifted, most of us are now in a position to return to church. We address what we mean when we talk about the ‘Sunday Obligation’.
Canon Thomas also looks back on an important day of prayer for survivors of abuse. It was marked on Tuesday, 17 May and a group called The Isaiah Journey – a group that includes survivors – produced resources that were not only used on that specific day but are available and relevant for the whole year.
We also listen to a Scripture reflection from the Book of the Apocalypse. Chapter 21 looks at the the new heaven and the new earth – the new Jerusalem.
Finally Collette McGovern from our Policy and Research team joins us to talk about Day for Life – an important day in the Church’s calendar when we celebrate the dignity of human life from conception to natural death. Day for Life this year falls on Sunday, 19 June and focuses on care for older people.
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